Oct 292015
 

Long track is a great way to complement short track speed skating.  It is raced on a 400m track, and helps to build endurance and strength.  Racing can be either Mass Start (multiple skaters) or Olympic Style (2 skaters on the track).

Who can skate long track?
Long track opportunities are for all ages – if you are interested, talk to your coach, or contact Priscilla Everett at prusie.everett@gmail.com for further information about any of these opportunities. More posts to come on equipment, rides, registration dates etc!
Practices
The season usually lasts from November through to March.  Brewer Park in Ottawa is home to the Oval, where one can train Monday – Thursday from around 7pm.  As a skater registered with our club, you can interclub with either The Gloucester Concords (for an admin fee of $25) or The Ottawa Pacers.  This allows coaching opportunities at practices and meets.
The Lake Placid Speed Skating Oval is generally available for training from Thursday-Monday at 4pm – 6pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am – 12pm.
Camps
There are two camps one can attend:
1. FPVQ in Quebec City = November 13-14-15, 2015.  (Registration deadline coming up – Nov 4th!)
2. Pacers Camp at Brewer Park Oval = January 2-3, 2016 (weather permitting). *SLSSC recommended!
Meets
The Provincial Long Track Championships will be held at Brewer Park Oval, on January 16-17, 2016. SLSSC recommended!
The Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships will be held in Quebec City, on Feb 6-7, 2016. * For those that qualify!
 The race schedule at Lake Placid for 2015/6 is as follows:
December 4-5-6 = Lake Placid Golden Skates Marathon
December 18-19 = Charles Jewtraw Allround Championship (the best start for all ages, distances typically raced are 500m, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m).
January 22-23 = Jack Shea Sprint Championship (500m and 1000m)
February 26-27 = Irving Jaffee Single Distance Championships (usually all distances are raced, including 10km.  A great family weekend in Lake Placid with many winter activities around the town and on the lake).
March 4-5-6 = Marathon Finale
Let’s go outside!!
Jan 202015
 

Congratulations to the SLSSC skaters who braved the weather this past weekend to participate in the Provincial Long Track Championships, in Ottawa. Personal Bests were set by all who skated, with several of our members reaching the podium for their specific age classes. Congrats to Aidan VanBeek for finishing 1st overall in the 12 years old boys category. Congrats to Chloe Segal for finishing 2nd in the 14 years old category girls. Congrats to Emma Grace Wheeler for finishing 3rd in the 13 year old girls category. Congrats to Connor Taugher for finishing 3rd in the Open Men (16-49) category. All 4 skaters will be representing Team Ontario at the Canadian Championship on Feb 7-8 in Saskatoon. Good Luck!

For more information, please refer to the Protocol from the weekend and the OSSA website.

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 Posted by at 7:01 am
Dec 172014
 

4 skaters participated on the weekend, at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid, New York at the Charles Jertraw Long track speed skating competition, where they came away with 9 medals overall.

In the 14 and under category, Aidan VanBeek, 13, came away with a gold medal in the 500m, 1100 and 1800m and a silver medal in the 300m. He was also awarded the top male skater in the 14 and under category. Emma Grace Wheeler, 13, came away with 3 medals: a Bronze in the 1100 and 1800m and a silver in the 300m. Chloe Segal, 14, who skated up a level in the 15 year old division came home with Bronze medals in the 500 and 1500m. Julia Wheeler, 11, came away with personal best times in all of her races. For a full list of results, please refer to the official website.

Congrats to all 4 skaters on representing the club!

 Posted by at 7:52 am