Sep 132018
 

Club short track skin suit orders and cut proof suit orders must be placed with Kate Anderson by tomorrow, Sept. 14th, in order to meet season start club discount with our vendor.  Email at <kandersongiroux@gmail.com>.

Sizing will take place at a later date, but quantities must be confirmed.

NOTE: The club skin suits will no longer have kevlar built in, cut protection must be worn as a separate undersuit.

Cut proof suits: the cut proof suits are Level 5 (best available) and a deep discount, so if you are thinking you need one for next year, consider an order this year.  Cost $279 vs $479.  Most skaters wear one size for approx 2-3 years.   Recommended for all ages.

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Aug 272018
 

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COME JOIN IN THE FUN!! 2018-2019 STARTING SOON!

While the webpage may need some attention, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy getting ready for this season!

We offer learn to skate, learn to speed skate and recreational and competitive programs for the whole family! Registration is coming up Aug. 30 5-8 pm at the Memorial Center, and Sept 4th 6-7 pm. Our competitive group is on the ice Sept 4th as well, so you can see some action.

In general, our growing skaters rent the specialized skates from the club for the season, so skate sizing and distribution is happening on registration nights as well.

Check out our facebook page for more info!

https://www.facebook.com/StLawrenceSpeedSkatingClub/

Dec 232017
 

In Ontario, the long track season is getting shorter, but we can still make the most of it!    Here’s what is going on!

Registration by Jan 3, race Jan 13/14. The one and only meet in Ontario (Ottawa), is also a Provincials Championships.  All ages, younger skaters only skate AM.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFv75ac4XlY9JNOvnhEuwiK5UM2rpuN6DqRshNPGHLJFSuzw/viewform

 

Skaters (girls age 11, boys age 12) can qualify for the Canadian Age Class Championships, Quebec City, based on these results.  See links Below.

http://www.speedskating.ca/sites/speedskating.ca/files/2018_lt_canadian_age_class_championships.pdf

http://www.speedskating.ca/sites/speedskating.ca/files/competitions_bulletin_2017_2018_eng.pdf

 

Lake Placid Competition – Some Rapids are intending to represent at the 2018 Irving Jaffee Singe Distance Championships Jan 27/28

http://lakeplacidspeedskating.wildapricot.org/event-2721325

 

For younger skaters, you race in your short track skates.

For older skaters,  you could consider a pair of long track skates. ZT sports rents out Clap Blades (which we can attach to your short track boots) or the Clap blade plus long track boot.  Contact ZT for availability and support. Skaters age 11 and up should be able to transition to the clap well.

Stay Warm! Skate covers are the only other recommended piece of equipment, as the skates are cold. These can be made from neoprene socks, and cutting a slit along the bottom for the blade to stick out. These can be picked up at MEC for about  $15.   ZT sports also sells speed skating specific skate covers.

Dec 232017
 

The entire community was invited to come out and skate with us on Dec. 10, from 6:30 – 9:00.  We thoroughly enjoyed sharing the ice with everyone, as well as providing speed skates for those adventurous enough to try! Keep on Skating Canada!

 

Hot chocolate, snacks, and Canada 150 gifts rounded out the day!

#150playlist  #canada150  # nationalskatingparty  #brockvilleskates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 232017
 

*Please note there are NO regular speed skating practices on Sunday 24th, Tuesday 26th, Sunday 31st.

*There IS ice on Wednesday, December 27th 4:30-6:30 pm.

*The regular speed skating practice schedule resumes on Tuesday, January 2nd.

*The Winter session of Learn-to-Skate begins on Wednesday, January 3rd, 5:45-6:15 pm. January-March $115. Registration inquiries can be emailed to info@stlawrencespeedskatingclub.org.

Nov 302017
 

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!

Oct 292017
 

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.

 

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Oct 262017
 

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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 🙂

Sep 262017
 

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 info@stlawrencespeedskatingclub.org

The session started Oct 11, but we will have another session starting in January!

Note: All lessons are at the Memorial Center.

 

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