MONDAY AUGUST 31 6-8 PM
SKATE FITTING AND REGISTRATION for ALL PROGRAMS
*Learn to skate (5 Yr old by Dec 31, 2020 minimum), limited enrollment
*Learn to speed skate (must be able to stand on skates and get up from a fall; speed skates rented from club)
*Speed Skating (recreational and competitive programs; note: competitions on hold at this time)
Park on the West side of the parking lot and enter through the back doors (North Entrance). We will be have cones set up inside and outside to enable us to maintain the 2m social distance. As directed by public health we ask you to wear masks when entering the arena. Attendance will be taken at registration for contract tracing purposes.
WELCOME BACK!!! Even with modifications to lesson plans, we will focus on FUN, EXERCISE and connecting with others that share a love of the ice.
This season, with the safety of our skaters, parents, coaches and volunteers in mind, we will be following Ontario Speed Skating Association (OSSA) return to play protocol at this link:
So excited to be announcing our return to the ice Sept 8, 2020. All of our speed skating programs will be running this winter, with modifications for new COVID protocols. WATCH FOR REGISTRATION AND SKATE FITTING ANNOUNCEMENTS!
An update on Learn to Skate programs will follow speed skating registration.
Registration And Skate Fitting 2019/2020!
Wed, Sept. 4, 4:45-6:30 pm
Thurs., Sept. 5, 6:30-7:00 pm
*ZT Sports will be at our first full ice on Sun. Sept. 8 at 6:30 for other equipment needs.
Not sure what program is right for you? Let’s chat!
Learn to Skate, Learn to Speed Skate, Youth and Adult Speed Skating Programming.
FB message: St. Lawrence Speed Skating Club
Club short track skin suit orders and cut proof suit orders must be placed with Kate Anderson by tomorrow, Sept. 14th, in order to meet season start club discount with our vendor. Email at <email@example.com>.
Sizing will take place at a later date, but quantities must be confirmed.
NOTE: The club skin suits will no longer have kevlar built in, cut protection must be worn as a separate undersuit.
Cut proof suits: the cut proof suits are Level 5 (best available) and a deep discount, so if you are thinking you need one for next year, consider an order this year. Cost $279 vs $479. Most skaters wear one size for approx 2-3 years. Recommended for all ages.
So happy to see new and returning skaters last week! Your next chance to join us is Sept 4th at the Memorial Center.
You’ll also catch a glimpse of the older skaters on the ice, as they prepare for the first ELITE Ontario series competition in Sept!
Competition calendar found here:
COME JOIN IN THE FUN!! 2018-2019 STARTING SOON!
While the webpage may need some attention, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy getting ready for this season!
We offer learn to skate, learn to speed skate and recreational and competitive programs for the whole family! Registration is coming up Aug. 30 5-8 pm at the Memorial Center, and Sept 4th 6-7 pm. Our competitive group is on the ice Sept 4th as well, so you can see some action.
In general, our growing skaters rent the specialized skates from the club for the season, so skate sizing and distribution is happening on registration nights as well.
Check out our facebook page for more info!
In Ontario, the long track season is getting shorter, but we can still make the most of it! Here’s what is going on!
Registration by Jan 3, race Jan 13/14. The one and only meet in Ontario (Ottawa), is also a Provincials Championships. All ages, younger skaters only skate AM.
Skaters (girls age 11, boys age 12) can qualify for the Canadian Age Class Championships, Quebec City, based on these results. See links Below.
Lake Placid Competition – Some Rapids are intending to represent at the 2018 Irving Jaffee Singe Distance Championships Jan 27/28
For younger skaters, you race in your short track skates.
For older skaters, you could consider a pair of long track skates. ZT sports rents out Clap Blades (which we can attach to your short track boots) or the Clap blade plus long track boot. Contact ZT for availability and support. Skaters age 11 and up should be able to transition to the clap well.
Stay Warm! Skate covers are the only other recommended piece of equipment, as the skates are cold. These can be made from neoprene socks, and cutting a slit along the bottom for the blade to stick out. These can be picked up at MEC for about $15. ZT sports also sells speed skating specific skate covers.