Nov 302017
 

So far this season, we have had skaters attend a total of five pre-season, regional, and provincial series meets across the province. There is one more regional meet (Quinte, Dec 10) to go before Christmas, and we are sending our largest contingent yet – 20 skaters. Checkout our Facebook page for more pics and videos!

Oct 292017
 

Since we are expecting low numbers on Oct. 31 from our Youth 1 at 6-7 pm, we have switched their practice to Wed Nov. 1 at 4:30 to 5:40 pm.

Tue Oct. 31 6-7 pm : All Masters, Y2 and Comp. If you can’t make all of it, please come for some.

Wed Nov 1 4:30 – 5:40 pm – All Y1, Y2 and Comp

Please note that LEARN TO SKATE is unaffected, so we are looking forward to seeing all our volunteers and skaters on Wed at 5:45 as per normal.

 

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Oct 262017
 

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Did you know?

Speed skates are sharpened by hand!
Blades need a crisp 90 degree edge to keep you standing!
Speed Skates need sharpening every 3 weeks, or sooner, the blades are easy to dull with a mis-step or dirty ice!
Skating with no edges is no fun, and not so safe:(

The club has sharpening equipment for you to use, so come on out and learn.  Everyone had their skates sharpened at the start of the year, so it is time!

Darlene will be leading a clinic , right after practice on Nov. 14th.

It should take 30 min or so, and you kids can watch the older ones skate!

Just in time for Kingston meet 🙂

Oct 182017
 

St. Lawrence sent a contingent of skaters to the pre-season competitions in Ottawa and Kitchener. These meets were open to all levels of skaters in the province.  A number of personal best times were set, this early in the season, and the club picked up 3 medals across both competitions.  Nolan placed in silver position at both meets, and Grant finished third in Ottawa.

So what’s next!

The Provincial Series meet is Nov. 4-5 in Cambridge, and we have a number of qualified skaters.

Find the details at ontariospeedskating.ca/provincial-series

The Regional Series meet is Nov. 18 in Kingston, and anyone from the club can race in this event.

Find the details at ontariospeedskating.ca/regional-series

 

Sep 262017
 

We are the place to be for LEARN 2 SK8!  Fun games, props, and mats to support fundamental physical literacy in our young skaters! Coordination, agility and basic movement skills are the focus, plus learn skating specific skills to gain confidence and speed on the ice!  Ages 3 and up! Contact us at info@stlawrencespeedskatingclub.org

The session started Oct 11, but we will have another session starting in January!

Note: All lessons are at the Memorial Center.

 

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Aug 242017
 

The Rapids are looking forward to a fun season start with some fantastic events! Please contact us for more information, and also check out the Facebook page, it gets updated a little more quickly!

Wednesday, Sept 6 – Registration at Memorial Center.
5 pm for pre-registered returning skaters, 6:30 for new skaters and learn to skate.

Sunday Sept 10 – Season start – all groups!

Sept 16, 17 – Technical Seminar with Alphonse Ouimette! See FB page for registration info or contact us!

Tuesday Oct 3 – Canada 150 Community Event – come participate in the wonderful sport of skating and check it off your activity list for Canada 150 Participaction Action! Membership draws for some of our programs will happen that night!

See you at the rink!

Nov 292016
 

Our skaters have been busy enjoying the competitive season. The next regional meet (#2) is coming up in Belleville. The club members are staying at a hotel for a social and swim the night before, so ask the coaches if you are interested.  Registration by paper form to Heather by Nov. 30.

 

The webmaster has relied on Facebook communication a bit, but wanted to catch up here and  acknowledge that our skaters have participated in pre-season meets (Ottawa, Kitchener) , Provincial Series Meet #1 (Cambridge), Regional Series Meet #1 (Kingston) and a Long track camp and competition in Ste. Foy.   A great start to the season, with excellent personal best times and placements.  So very proud of all the skaters.

 

Good Luck to skaters Andrew, Emma, Cameron, Nolan and Julia, who will compete this weekend in Gloucester for Provincial Series #2.