Nov 272015
 

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.

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!!
Sep 212015
 

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.

Mar 312015
 

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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

 Posted by at 7:48 am
Mar 242015
 

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.

 Posted by at 7:44 am
Mar 052015
 

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.

 Posted by at 7:18 am
Mar 042015
 

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.

 Posted by at 7:24 am