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
Congratulations to Chloe and Emma Grace who will be representing Ontario at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships in St Foy Quebec next weekend. Aidan VanBeek will also be competing. Good luck skaters, we’ll be cheering for you.
Chloe and Emma in Lake Placid Jan 2016
Last one before Christmas!!!
This meet is open to all our skaters, young and old, who want to spend a day racing and cheering on friends!
Registration deadline is Dec 2, so bring your form and money to Lynn at the rink by practice on Dec. 2nd.
The announcement for the meet is here – Announcement
The waivers are here – Waiver < 18
Bring a checque and the waiver to the rink.
You will also need to register online directly. The link in in the Announcement, or you can go directly there via this link. Click “no” for “Are you a returning player”.
Please note: the meets are always looking for volunteers. Training can take place on the job, you will get to see your child race, and you get free food all day! It’s a great training ground for our own meet, which is the next one on the calendar. Please see one of the executive if you can volunteer.
The Eastern Regional Series Meet 2 is coming up in Belleville on Satuarday October 17th.
The meet announcement is here.
The registration form is here.
Bring your registration form and cheque to Heather or Lynn by Wednesday October 7th.
The Ottawa meet format has changed to a one day format. Regional skaters are in the morning and Provincial skaters are in the afternoon.
Registration must be done by each skater,
Note: you will need your SSC number to register. If you do not have it, please see Lynn or Jennifer to get it.
Payment is still by club, so bring your cheque to the rink and see your coach or Lynn Allaby.
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.