Nov 042015

Four St. Lawrence Rapids competed in the 1st Provincial Series Meet this past weekend hosted by the Cambridge Speed Skating Club.

Protocol can be found here.

PB’s have been updated here.

Congratulations to Gold Medalist Emma Grace Wheeler  – Emma Grace dominated the Open Women Group 2, winning all but one heat, semi, and final over the 2 day event. She’s ready for the Open Women Group 1 at the next meet!

Nolan Roney won gold in the Boys 11-13 Group 2 Relay – their team’s strength was consistent relay exchanges. He finished 9th in the 11-13 yr boys division.

Cameron MacKay achieved a speed skating milestone by completing the 500m distance in under 60 seconds – by smashing it by a full second! He finished 17th in the 11-13 boys division.

Andrew Chartrand competed in the Open Men Group 2, finishing in 13th place, with lots of hard racing and some excellent passing!

Nolan, Emma Grace and Cameron also managed to sneak in some trick or treating time!


Oct 292015

Long track is a great way to complement short track speed skating.  It is raced on a 400m track, and helps to build endurance and strength.  Racing can be either Mass Start (multiple skaters) or Olympic Style (2 skaters on the track).

Who can skate long track?
Long track opportunities are for all ages – if you are interested, talk to your coach, or contact Priscilla Everett at for further information about any of these opportunities. More posts to come on equipment, rides, registration dates etc!
The season usually lasts from November through to March.  Brewer Park in Ottawa is home to the Oval, where one can train Monday – Thursday from around 7pm.  As a skater registered with our club, you can interclub with either The Gloucester Concords (for an admin fee of $25) or The Ottawa Pacers.  This allows coaching opportunities at practices and meets.
The Lake Placid Speed Skating Oval is generally available for training from Thursday-Monday at 4pm – 6pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am – 12pm.
There are two camps one can attend:
1. FPVQ in Quebec City = November 13-14-15, 2015.  (Registration deadline coming up – Nov 4th!)
2. Pacers Camp at Brewer Park Oval = January 2-3, 2016 (weather permitting). *SLSSC recommended!
The Provincial Long Track Championships will be held at Brewer Park Oval, on January 16-17, 2016. SLSSC recommended!
The Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships will be held in Quebec City, on Feb 6-7, 2016. * For those that qualify!
 The race schedule at Lake Placid for 2015/6 is as follows:
December 4-5-6 = Lake Placid Golden Skates Marathon
December 18-19 = Charles Jewtraw Allround Championship (the best start for all ages, distances typically raced are 500m, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m).
January 22-23 = Jack Shea Sprint Championship (500m and 1000m)
February 26-27 = Irving Jaffee Single Distance Championships (usually all distances are raced, including 10km.  A great family weekend in Lake Placid with many winter activities around the town and on the lake).
March 4-5-6 = Marathon Finale
Let’s go outside!!
Oct 132015

On October 3rd, a total of 14 skaters from the club participated in the combined Regional Series #1 / Provincial Series Warm Up meet in Ottawa.

There were lots of PBs set.  See the updated PB list here.

The protocol from the Regional Meet is here, and from the Provincial Meet is here.


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Sep 212015

The Ottawa meet format has changed to a one day format. Regional skaters are in the morning and Provincial skaters are in the afternoon.

Registration must be done by each skater,

Note: you will need your SSC number to register. If you do not have it, please see Lynn or Jennifer to get it.

Payment is still by club, so bring your cheque to the rink and see your coach or Lynn Allaby.

Sep 212015

Due to great registration turnout for Tuesday’s Learn To Skate Session 1, we are pleased to offer Sunday Learn2Skate for Session 1 as well!

Sundays           6:30- 7:00 pm     

Session 1 : Oct 18 – Dec 20 2015

Cost is $100 per session; 1 lesson per week

Register in person Sunday Sept. 27th  between 6:30pm – 7:00 pm.

This once per week program is for children 3 years and up with no previous skating experience. Learn fundamental skating skills, in any type of skate,  in a  game-based environment.

Tunnels, pirates, buckets and stuffies! Come have some fun with us while learning skills based on Speed Skating Canada Cutting Edge Skills program.skater

Contact Jennifer at 613-342-8504 or email

Sep 122015

SLSSC is once again offering a 1⁄2 hour Learn-to-Skate program on Tuesdays from 6-6:30
pm. This program is aimed at children 3 years and up with no previous skating
experience.The focus is on teaching the fundamental skating skills appropriate for any ice
sport. Any type of skates may be worn.

The program is offered in two sessions, fall &winter, and the cost is $100 per session. Each session is 10 weeks: Oct 20-Dec 22 & Jan 5- Mar 8.

Registration Day for Learn-to-Skate Session 1 is Tuesday, September 15, 6-8 pm at the Memorial Centre

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