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.

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