It’s marathon time! In just a little over three weeks the first marathon event of the season will be held at the Gaetan Boucher Oval in Ste. Foy P.Q. This is always a well attended event and a great kickoff for the marathon season – no cracks in the ice. Ice conditions have always been superb on this 400 metre refrigerated oval. There will be a free practice skate on Friday Nov 8th between 6 and 7 pm. On Saturday the 25km will be held at 5:30pm and on Sunday two races: women’s only 10km at 8:30am and then the one hour challenge at 10:30am. Refer to marathonskating.org for further details and a list of the marathons for the season. If you would like to try some distances this winter you should seriously consider the Quebec event since two of last years venues (Ottawa and Vermont) are not available for this season. I will be attending this one in Quebec City (always a fun place to spend some time), anyone interested in joining me? If so, see me at the Memorial Centre for further details re: transportation and accommodation. John A.
The Kingston Striders are hosting at Ladder meet on Saturday November 9th, 2013. Registration has been extended until 10pm on Sunday November 3rd. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the registration form and submit it, with payment, to Heather at Sunday’s practice. More information can be found on the registration form.
The Speed Skate PEI club would like to extend an invitation to all members of SLSSC to the Atlantic Cup Speed Skating Championships, on November 16 & 17 in Charlottetown, PEI.
For more information, you can check out their website.
Mark your calendars!
The Cambridge Speed Skating Club will be hosting the 1st Provincial Racing Series meet of the 2013-2014 season. This 2-day event will take place November 2nd & 3rd at the Hespeler Memorial Arena in Cambridge. More information can be found on the OSSA website or by reading the Official Announcement.
Registration forms, with payment, must be returned to our club Registrar, no later than October 23rd, 2013.
The Gloucester Concordes are hosting the Easter Regional Meet #2 on November 2nd, 2013. Registration forms can be found on the OSSA website under the regional racing section. Forms, with payment, must be submit to Heather, no later than Wednesday October 23rd, 2013. More information can be found by reading the announcement posted.
The Fit Kits will be back at the rink this coming Sunday and Tuesday evening. If you are still interested in purchasing one, this will be your last chance to try them on, as they have to be sent back to Montreal this coming Wednesday October 16, 2013. Don’t miss out!
If you cannot make these two dates, please let Betty know by calling (498-2017) or e-mailing her (email@example.com)
Congratulations to all skaters who participated in the meet. Here’s how everyone finished:
Andrew Chartrand – 12th (Charlie). Pb’s in the 400m, 500m, and 1000m.
Aidan Vanbeek – 1st (Echo). Pb’s in the 200m and 500m
Nolan Roney – 14th (Echo). Pb’s in the 200m, 400m, and 500m.
Cameron Mackay – 11th (Foxtrot). Pb in the 500m.
Paige Besner – 3rd (Golf). Pb’s in the 200m and 400m.
Andy Giroux – 7th (Golf). Pb’s in the 200m and 500m.
Annella Roney – 10th (Golf). Pb’s in the 400m and 500m.
Ethan Mackay – 8th (Hotel). Pb’s in the 200m, 400m and 500m.
An extra congratulations to Paige Besner for breaking the 60 second barrier in the 400m. Cupcakes were enjoyed by all who were at practice!
Here are a few pictures from the meet.
7-8 pm on Tue Oct. 8th and Tue Oct 15th
Attend one of the two upcoming clinics, and learn to sharpen your child’s skates, or refresh yourself on your technique!
Bring yourself, and your children’s skates. If possible, to make it time efficient, please don’t bring your children to the clinic – we can likely get someone to keep an eye on them at the rink if necessary.
Sharpening is done by hand, and the club has 5 sharpening kits for your use throughout the season.
Ultimately, skate sharpening will take between 15 – 30 min, about once per month.
Club members – please return the sharpening kits to the rink so that they are available for the clinic!
See you there!
Great weekend of skating was had by all who attended the Ottawa Pacers meet this past weekend. Overall, each skater set PB’s in multiple distances and 2 skaters reached the podium. Congratulations to Aidan Vanbeek for finishing 1st in the Echo category and Paige Besner for finishing 3rd in the Golf category. Final results, and more pictures, will be posted once the protocol is released.
The Fit Kits are in. Betty plans to be at the rink this Sunday evening, around 6pm, so Skaters can try them on.
If needed, she will also be available next Sunday (October 13).
If you have any questions, please let Betty know.