So far this season, we have had skaters attend a total of five pre-season, regional, and provincial series meets across the province. There is one more regional meet (Quinte, Dec 10) to go before Christmas, and we are sending our largest contingent yet – 20 skaters. Checkout our Facebook page for more pics and videos!
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 🙂
We are the place to be for LEARN 2 SK8! Fun games, props, and mats to support fundamental physical literacy in our young skaters! Coordination, agility and basic movement skills are the focus, plus learn skating specific skills to gain confidence and speed on the ice! Ages 3 and up! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The session started Oct 11, but we will have another session starting in January!
Note: All lessons are at the Memorial Center.
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 🙂
The Rapids are looking forward to a fun season start with some fantastic events! Please contact us for more information, and also check out the Facebook page, it gets updated a little more quickly!
Wednesday, Sept 6 – Registration at Memorial Center.
5 pm for pre-registered returning skaters, 6:30 for new skaters and learn to skate.
Sunday Sept 10 – Season start – all groups!
Sept 16, 17 – Technical Seminar with Alphonse Ouimette! See FB page for registration info or contact us!
Tuesday Oct 3 – Canada 150 Community Event – come participate in the wonderful sport of skating and check it off your activity list for Canada 150 Participaction Action! Membership draws for some of our programs will happen that night!
See you at the rink!
Our skaters have been busy enjoying the competitive season. The next regional meet (#2) is coming up in Belleville. The club members are staying at a hotel for a social and swim the night before, so ask the coaches if you are interested. Registration by paper form to Heather by Nov. 30.
The webmaster has relied on Facebook communication a bit, but wanted to catch up here and acknowledge that our skaters have participated in pre-season meets (Ottawa, Kitchener) , Provincial Series Meet #1 (Cambridge), Regional Series Meet #1 (Kingston) and a Long track camp and competition in Ste. Foy. A great start to the season, with excellent personal best times and placements. So very proud of all the skaters.
Good Luck to skaters Andrew, Emma, Cameron, Nolan and Julia, who will compete this weekend in Gloucester for Provincial Series #2.
Some of our skaters took advantage of the “open” nature of the pre-season meets and went to the Kitchener Pre-Season Open Meet.
Andrew – finished 5th in his division.
Nolan Roney – finished 4th in his division.
Cameron MacKay – 15th in his division.
All three racers had personal bests (PB’s) over the 2 day meet – Great Job!
The Ottawa Meet is a pre-season meet, 2 days long, for racers of all ages. The provincial and regional skaters are mixed together, and can be a fun start to the season. Registration is ONLINE, meaning you have to register with the online system yourself, as the club is not submitting registration forms. Payment, however, is by club.
Not sure about racing? There will be many more competitions, and some fun 1 day ones, that the coaches might suggest to try later on if this is your first meet. Come out an watch if you can!
For all the seasoned racers, this is a great meet to get our feet wet!
The registration link is here!