Dec 312013

January 18, 2014

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


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, 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