Jan 292015

On Saturday January 24th the 11th edition of Skate the Lake at Portland was held. This year was the best ice that I have ever experienced at this competition. Good ice but tough conditions as the usual wind on the far side was at it best (or worst). By the time the 25 and 50km events started the wind provided a brutal force with which to contend. SLSSC showed a strong presence as usual in the day’s events. Darlene Nelson and Emma Grace Wheeler entered the 5km, Betty Hogeterp and husband Bill (former club member) entered the 10km along with ‘Gimpy Knee’ Heidi, John Bols took on the 25km and John A. had a struggle with the 50km. Four of the five Schoneville family (former club members) competed in the various event distances. However the surprise of the day was the extremely strong showing of Chloe in the 25 km who placed very high in the overall standings and took a gold in her age class. Great showing Chloe in your first ever marathon event.

2015 skate the lake

 Posted by at 6:36 pm
Jan 202015

Congratulations to the SLSSC skaters who braved the weather this past weekend to participate in the Provincial Long Track Championships, in Ottawa. Personal Bests were set by all who skated, with several of our members reaching the podium for their specific age classes. Congrats to Aidan VanBeek for finishing 1st overall in the 12 years old boys category. Congrats to Chloe Segal for finishing 2nd in the 14 years old category girls. Congrats to Emma Grace Wheeler for finishing 3rd in the 13 year old girls category. Congrats to Connor Taugher for finishing 3rd in the Open Men (16-49) category. All 4 skaters will be representing Team Ontario at the Canadian Championship on Feb 7-8 in Saskatoon. Good Luck!

For more information, please refer to the Protocol from the weekend and the OSSA website.


 Posted by at 7:01 am
Jan 162015

Mark your calendars! The time has come!

The St. Lawrence Speed Skating Club (aka: us) will be hosting the Eastern Regional Meet #4 on February 14th, 2015. The information package and registration form can be downloaded from the OSSA website. Forms and payment should be remitted to Heather, no later than February 4th, 2015. Hope to see all skaters sign up for this event. If you require a seed time, please speak to your coaches.

 Posted by at 3:17 pm
Dec 222014

Former SLSSC skater, and Canadian National Junior Team hopeful, will be on the ice during our Tuesday night sessions (6pm & 7pm). Make sure you make it out for this great opportunity to learn from one of the SLSSC best skaters. Masters, you are welcome to come join the Y2/Comp group.

 Posted by at 9:48 pm
Dec 172014

4 skaters participated on the weekend, at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid, New York at the Charles Jertraw Long track speed skating competition, where they came away with 9 medals overall.

In the 14 and under category, Aidan VanBeek, 13, came away with a gold medal in the 500m, 1100 and 1800m and a silver medal in the 300m. He was also awarded the top male skater in the 14 and under category. Emma Grace Wheeler, 13, came away with 3 medals: a Bronze in the 1100 and 1800m and a silver in the 300m. Chloe Segal, 14, who skated up a level in the 15 year old division came home with Bronze medals in the 500 and 1500m. Julia Wheeler, 11, came away with personal best times in all of her races. For a full list of results, please refer to the official website.

Congrats to all 4 skaters on representing the club!

 Posted by at 7:52 am
Dec 152014

St. Lawrence Speed Skating Club is accepting new and returning registration forms for our Winter Learn-to-Skate session. The sessions run 6-6:30pm on Tuesday’sfrom Jan 6th to Mar 24th (12 weeks) at the Brockville Memorial Centre. Cost is $80. Register at the Memorial Centre on Tuesday December 16 & 23 from 6-7 pm or on Saturday December 20th between 8-11 am during our club mini-meet.

 Posted by at 8:14 am