The wait is over! The 2015/2016 Speed Skating Season is almost upon us. Registration for the upcoming season will be held on Sunday September 13th, just before the scheduled Y1/Y2 ice time, at the Brockville Memorial Center. For more information regarding ice times and fees, please review the information sheet. The registration form can also be downloaded, and completed ahead of the registration date.
See you all SOON!
***SLSSC Year-End Celebration ***
on Friday, May 8th, 2015
Annual General Meeting
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Young skaters can play outside supervised by our older youth skaters during the AGM
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please bring your own plates and cutlery to make this an environmentally friendly event.
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
120 East MacLean Blvd, Maitland
Family & Friends are welcome!
Preparations are underway for the 11th annual School Mountain Bike Challenge. Many are looking forward to having fun in the woods without snow!
For 2015 the event has been renamed to the ‘Mountain Bike Challenge’. This name better reflects the challenge to yourself to get out and try a new activity – or to ride well and challenge your friends to try it with you. It is never too late to get into mountain biking – the coordinators didn’t until after they were in their 20s and others get in to it much later than that. All students, teachers and parents are welcome to attend and become a part of the mountain bike community, which can last a lifetime.
Why should someone attend this particular event? It is perfect for your first mountain biking experience. If you have been to the event before you know it has a fun format, a fun course and a laid back approach that everyone can enjoy. Last year where we had heavy rain all day and still had a record attendance. Nobody who attended will forget it – it was epic. (see pics and vid below)
The event website still needs updating and another post will be sent in a few weeks with details. For now you can make preparations to attend on Friday May 15th. Parents if you would like to help run the event let the coordinators know (info below).
Don’t miss out on this year’s fun.
Pete and Becky Meier – event coordinators
email@example.com (Peter’s email)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Becky’s email)
Congrats to the SLSSC skaters who competed in the Provincial B Championship in Gloucester, this past weekend. Overall it was a great event, with many new PBs.
Here’s how everyone finished:
Andrew Chartrand – 5th (Alpha)
Terry Knapp – 9th (Charlie)
Pam Knapp – 11th (Charlie)
Nolan Roney – 4th (Echo)
Taylor Watson – 4th (Foxtrot)
Congrats to Terry Knapp for finishing 1st and Pam Knapp for finishing 2nd in their age classes.
A very big congratulations to Terry for breaking the 1 minute in his 500m race. We will be expecting cake at the year-end celebration!
Official protocol can be found on the OSSA website.
PB page has been updated
Congratulations to the 8 skaters who traveled to London this past weekend, to compete in the Provincial ‘C’ Championship. It was a great weekend of skating, with each skater setting some new PBs!
In the end, SLSSC walked away with 3 medals! Congrats to Andy Giroux for winning GOLD in the 8 year old Boys category. Congrats to Celia Giroux for winning SILVER in the 7 year old Girls category. Congrats to Lukas Reisin for winning BRONZE in the 6 year old Boys category.
Congrats to Kaleb MacKay and Porshia Reisin for competing in the very entertaining Cradle races!
Here’s how everyone finished:
Cameron Mackay – 9th (10 year old Boys)
Paige Besner – 9th (9 year old Girls)
Andy Giroux – 1st (8 year old Boys)
Celia Girous – 2nd (7 year old Girls
Mattihas Reisin – 9th (7 year old Boys)
Lukas Reisin – 3rd (6 year old Boys)
Please refer to the official Protocol for more information.
The PBs page has been updated with all the new times.
Pictures to follow.
2015–2016 season is just around the corner
Pre-Registration for 15/16 Season
Pam will be accepting pre-registrations for next season Sunday March 22nd and Tuesday March 24th practices. Cost is $100. This fee plus an additional $25 will be deducted from the full fee amount at fall registration. Pre-registered skaters may keep their skates over the summer for camps or may reserve their skates for next season. Please make arrangements with Gerald Ouimette, our equipment manager, for any required maintenance.
Skate & Equipment Return
Gerald will collect all club skates (boots, blades, guards) and equipment (helmets, protective gear, sharpening kits) at the final practices on Tues March 24 and Wed March 25. If you will not attend these practices, please return your skates before the season end. We do not want to collect skates at the Year-end Celebration so that inventory and maintenance can be done as soon as possible.
If you are unable to return your skates on these dates please make arrangements by e-mailing: ecoflex at isonor dot ca
The Gloucester Concordes will be hosting the 2014-15 Provincial ‘B’ Championships on March 28th and 29th, in Orleans. All skaters, over the age of 10 (as of July 1st, 2014), including Masters, who have skated in at least 1 Regional Series meet (ours counts), can participate. For more information, you can read the announcement on the OSSA website. Online registration is open, along with individual or family registration forms available. Payment is due, to our club, no later than March 18th. Good luck to those who will be participating.
The London Speed Skating Club will be hosting the 2014-15 Provincial ‘C’ Championships on March 21st and 22nd in London, Ontario. All skaters, who have skated in at least 1 Regional Series meet (ours counts), and are under the age of 11 (as of July 1st, 2014) can participate. For more information, you can read the announcement on the OSSA website. Registration forms (individual or family) and payment are due, to our club, no later than March 11th. Good luck to those who will be participating.
The Buffalo Speed Skating Club is excited to announce that they are now taking reservations for their 2015 Junior Summer Training camp. This will be the third year for the highly successful 6 day camp, designed for competitive junior skaters ages 12 to 21.
Instructed by: Eastern Regional Camps director Tom Miller.
Location: The Northtown Center at Amherst – 1615 Amherst Manor Drive Amherst, NY 14221 (map)
Dates: Monday, August 24 – Saturday, August 29.
Total Ice Time: 15 hours (on an Olympic size rink).
Total Dryland Training: 11 hours.
Cost: Single skaters: $350.00. Family discount: $300 per each additional skater in the same family.
Accommodations: If desired, out of area skaters will be assigned a host family to stay with during the camp. (Included in the cost of the camp)
Registration: The camp will be limited to the first 25 applicants. They expect it to fill quickly, so send in your registration early to insure your participation.
The Information/Registration Packet can be download from the club’s website. The website also contains photos and additional camp information.
Congratulations to the 26 SLSSC members who participated in the Eastern Regional Meet #4, hosted by us! It was a great day of skating, with many new PB’s set! Check out the PB page for the full list.
Congrats to our medal winners: Andrew Chartrand 1st (Alpha), Terry Knapp 2nd (Bravo), Nolan Roney 3rd (Charlie), and Julia Wheeler 2nd (Echo)!
Congrats to Nolan Roney for joining the sub-60 Club! We are looking forward to cake!
Congrats to Porshia Reisin, Elizabeth Wheeler, Wesley Martin, Taylor Watson, Marieka Ouimette, Darlene Nelson, and Fimke Bols for participating in their 1st meet. Well done!
Here’s a breakdown on how everyone finished:
Andrew Chartrand – 1st (Alpha)
Marieka Ouimette – 6th (Alpha)
Terry Knapp – 2nd (Bravo)
Pam Knapp – 4th (Bravo)
Darlene Nelson – 5th (Bravo)
John Bols – 6th (Bravo)
Fimke Bols – 7th (Brav0)
Nolan Roney – 3rd (Charlie)
Taylor Watson – 11th (Charlie)
Cameron Mackay – 9th (Delta)
Andy Giroux – 12th (Delta)
Julia Wheeler – 2nd (Echo)
Paige Besner – 4th (Echo)
Ayrton Meier – 6th (Echo)
Andon Gill – 7th (Echo)
Annella Roney – 9th (Echo)
Aidan Chartrand – 4th (Foxtrot)
Arie Devos – 6th (Foxtrot)
Charlotte Morrison – 8th (Foxtrot)
Celia Giroux – 10th (Foxtrot)
Wesley Martin – 12th (Foxtrot)
Grant Roney – 4th (Golf)
Lukas Reisin – 7th (Golf)
Kaleb Mackay – 1st (Cradle)
Elizabeth Wheeler – 2nd (Cradle)
Porshia Reisin – 3rd (Cradle)
A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped out and made the day go so smoothly.
The Official Protocol can be viewed on the OSSA website.
Pictures to follow soon.