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.
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 🙂
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
St. Lawrence Speed Skating Club is hosting
a Canada 150 Sponsored event
to get all Canadians on the ice.
Borrow speed skates from us, or bring your own skates and helmet.
Snacks, prizes, games and a draw for a gift certificate for our skating programs 🙂
Our club has worked with OSSA to schedule a Level 1 Officials Clinic in Brockville!!
This is your chance to get training for the volunteer positions in advance of our Feb 13th meet. Ideally, the club is targeting at least 10 individuals to participate, and we are hoping to host guests from Kingston and other clubs.
We count on many out-of-club volunteers to run our meet – this is our way to give back and keep the competitions flowing for our skaters.
Here are the details…
Who: Rocky LaMontagne from the Ottawa Pacers is the Clinic Presenter
Who: Everyone interested in being a volunteer official at our February 13th Meet, minimum 16 yrs
What: Level 1 Officials Clinic to train individuals in the procedures for filling various officiating roles at meets such as timers, judges, lap counters, starter, ice stewards, clerk of the course, etc.
Where: Brockville Youth Arena Meeting Room
When: Friday, February 12th at 6-10 pm
How: Register by Thursday, February 11th 12 pm, by clicking here…. http://goo.gl/forms/8MddFslFA9
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
firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter’s email)
email@example.com (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.
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.
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.