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2013 - St Lawrence Speed Skating Club
Dec 312013

January 18, 2014

Sunnycrest Rink – Syracuse, New York
Cost: $40 US/$80 Family max

Registration: http://www.safepayevents.com/SyracuseSpeedskating

Event T shirts: $15 (Performance fabric; short sleeve)

This is an Ability meet. Skaters will be divided into groups based on ability using the 500m or 333m time submitted.

Three events are scheduled for each group. Each skater will skate a heat and a final. The fastest times will place skaters in finals not finishing position in heat. Times not heat finish position determine if skater qualifies for primary, secondary, or tertiary final. The events (distances) will be suitable for the ages and skills of the skaters based on the group assignment. Nothing longer than 1000m for any division. Younger Skaters 222, 333, 500. Adults 500, 777, 1000.

Warm-ups: 10 am until 10:40 am by group; Racing begins at 11 am

 Posted by at 9:51 am
Dec 162013
Skate the Lake is fast approaching and if the cold weather we are currently enjoying (?) is any indication we should have some great ice.
Not only is this the 10th addition of Skate the Lake but we are also hosting the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championship, and we certainly hope you are coming.
We have been having some technical difficulties with our website, which should be resolved this week.
In the meantime I’m attaching the following files to this e-mail, that will get you started on the registrations process;
-message from our president
-fee structure information
-registration form for the 5K to 50K
-list of accommodations in the area.
We would appreciate it if skaters would preregister and pay in advance to help eliminate the rush the day(s) of the event.
The fee structure sheet attached can be used to calculate your total fees, anyone that wants can pay by e-mailing an interac e-Transfer to
registration@portlandoutdoors.com, we are also hoping to have Paypal activated by this week on our website.
if you have any questions or concerns please e-mail Ken Maxwell at
 Posted by at 8:32 pm
Dec 142013

This Saturday Dec 21st, you are invited to join us for our Mini Meet and Games Day. It’s a fun time to socialize with the entire club and skate to our hearts content!

Bring your skates, a potluck snack to share, your appetite, and your sense of fun!  Bring a friend and your family to join us for a group skate at the end of our program. Family and friends should bring their own skates and helmets.

The morning will be roughly broken into the following activities:

7:00-8:00 am   Lots of Laps with John Ambrose! (Y2 and above)

8:00-9:30 am   Races for all ages, in competition style format. Great for learning the ropes!

9:30- 9:45 am  Refreshments and Zamboni

9:45-11:00 am  Reindeer Games (Groups of approx. 20 skaters on the ice for various games, sign up for your favorite when you arrive. Family members wanting to participate in any game activity should have helmets and gloves of  some kind).

11:00-12:00 am  Family and Friend Skate

 Posted by at 3:30 pm
Dec 112013

The Learn to Skate with SLSSC  program is now accepting registration for the Winter session ( Jan 6th, 2014 – March 25th, 2014).

Ages: 3+, no skating ability required

Skates: Hockey, Figure or Recreational skates
Equipment: Safety equipment as per club policy
Time: Tuesdays 6:00-6:30 pm
Cost: $75 per session
Learn the fundamentals of skating in a fun, game-based environment.
Skaters progress through introductory levels of the Speed Skating Canada Cutting Edge Pin Program.
Excellent foundation for balance, agility, and stroking.
Skaters will be provided opportunities to try long blade skates during their session.

Please contact Coach Jen or Heather Chartrand for more information.

 Posted by at 8:02 am
Nov 122013

Over the next few weeks, the following meets will be taking place. Please fill out the proper registration forms and submit them to Heather before the due date.

Provincial Series (O Cup)
#2 – November 30th – December 1st – Gloucester. AnnouncementEntry From – Due date: November 20th, 2013

Central Regional
#3 – November 30th – Markham. AnnouncementEntry Form – Due date: November 20th, 2013

Eastern Regional
#3 – December 8th – Quinte/Belleville. Announcement Entry form – Due date: November 27th, 2013

Good luck to those who will compete.

 Posted by at 7:49 pm
Nov 112013

11 skaters made the trip to Kingston this past weekend to participate in the Janet Henderson Memorial Ladder meet. Overall, it was a fun day in the cold arena, where PB’s where set by most and 3 skaters took home awards in their age categories.

Emma Grace Wheeler Julia Alexis Lizzie
Paige Andrew and Chloe
Corrinne Nick Everett
Julia Wheeler Paige and Julia
Cameron McKay Andrew Chartrand
Aidan VanBeek Gerald

 Posted by at 5:57 pm
Nov 062013

Congratulations to the 3 skaters that traveled to Clarington this past weekend to participate in the 1st Provincial Series meet of the season. The protocol for the event can be found on the OSSA website.

Here’s a recap on how the skaters finished within their respective groups:

Nicholas Everett – 3rd (Gr 2 – Div 1)
Chloe Segal – 3rd (Gr 2 – Div 4)
Emma Grace Wheeler – 9th (Gr 2 – Div 4)

Congratulations to Nick and Chloe for winning Bronze Medals and to Emma Grace for joining the 60 second club with a time of 57.722 in the 500m distance. Cake was enjoyed by all who attended Tuesday’s practice.

 Posted by at 7:59 am
Nov 062013
The Montreal Speed Skating club is planning to organize a small competition in Montreal for Masters short track skaters. It will NOT be an official competition, even if there will be officials and timekeepers. The idea is to gather the most possible skaters together to have fun. It is for all kind of skaters (some have competed in the past, and some have never competed). They organized it for the first time last year and it was a wonderful success, simply because of the friendship feeling. Indeed, like last year, there will be two different types of race: one will be for the competitive people, and the other for people who skates for fun (who don’t want to compete because they don’t feel strong enough). First type will be on a standard basis (qualification and finals for different distances). For the second type, every skaters will make a two laps qualification, just to be able to make groups of approximately the same speed for the remainder of the day.
It will be held at the Maurice Richard arena (short track national team training center, the best short track of eastern Canada) on Marsh 23rd from 13:00 to 18:00.

If you are interested in attending, please let Heather or John know, as soon as possible, so that they can inform the Montreal club.

 Posted by at 7:51 am
Nov 052013

Congratulations to the 7 skaters who travelled to Gloucester this past weekend to compete in the Easter Regional #2 meet. Each skater recorded PBs in a variety of distances. The Personal Best page has been updated accordingly. The protocol can be found on the OSSA website.

Here’s how everyone did in their respected groups:

Connor Taugher – 5th (Alpha)
Cameron Mackay – 11th (Foxtrot)
Paige Besner – 3rd (Golf)
Andy Giroux – 5th (Golf)
Julia Wheeler – 10th (Golf)
Ethan Mackay – 12th (Hotel)
Celia Girous – 14th (Hotel)

Congratulations to Paige Besner for winning her 2nd Bronze Medal of the season.


 Posted by at 8:57 am