Apr 062016

Calling all speed skaters – take note of this fun event coming up in our community.  A number of our speed skating families will be there, including the organizers!

Welcome to the 12th annual Eastern Ontario School Mountain Bike Challenge!  This year’s event is on Friday May 20th.

This event is to celebrate biking as a fun and healthy activity that can last a lifetime.  Why should someone attend this particular event?  It is perfect for your first mountain biking experience.  If you have been to the event before you know it has a fun format, a fun course and a laid back approach that everyone can enjoy. The event is structured with different races but it never feels competitive or unfriendly.  We’re all here to have fun on bikes!

This is not an EOSSAA event so you can attend if your school does not officially participate.  See the attachment about how to bring a student to the event.

Any working big tire bike and a helmet (and signed entry forms and fee) are all that is required to do this event – no fancy stuff required.  We even had a unicycle compete one year!  The event start times are designed to separate riders before they get to the trails so that riders can negotiate the course at their own pace. The course itself is designed to be safe and fun.

Check out this video that a parent made of the 2015 event.

Within a week there will be a Facebook event page as well as an event website with all the details at the South Grenville School website www.ucdsb.on.ca/school/sga
School Mountain Biking is growing all over North America.  There are events in Quebec, Ontario, BC and all over the United States.  The sport is in the Olympics and it is here to stay.

Looking forward to seeing you!

For more info contact:
Peter and Rebecca Meier
event coordinators

Mar 092016


Sunday, March 13th…Learn-to-Skate and ALL regular Speed Skating Sessions are CANCELLED. The Sunday Learn-to-Skate group is invited to join the Tuesday 6-6:30 pm session on March 15th.  Learn-to-Skaters are welcome to try speed skates and join the Youth 1 group on the last few sessions. Come a little early to get fitted for skates before the session starts. This is the final session of Learn-to-Skate for both Sunday and Tuesday groups.

Tuesday, March 15th…Learn-to-Skate 6-6:30 pm & Y1 6-7 pm sessions ONLY. The Y2 & Competitive hour 7-8 pm is CANCELLED due to the Braves Playoffs.

Mar 092016

Andrew, Emma, Nolan and Cameron did us proud on the weekend in Kitchener Waterloo.  Racing was by single year age class, so it made the weekend that much more exciting! Congrats on putting forth excellent efforts, especially in those long distances.

Emma Grace Wheeler, 4th, 14 Year Old Girls (qualified for East Canada Championships in PEI March 26/27)
Cameron MacKay, 8th, 11 Year Old Boys
Nolan Roney, 14th, 13 Year Old Boys
Andrew Chartrand, 25th, Open Men

A super wrap-up to the season for 3 of them, now they get to help prepare the rest of the club for Provincial B/C and Emma for Charlottetown!

Jan 302016

Our club has worked with OSSA to schedule a Level 1 Officials Clinic in Brockville!!

This is your chance to get training for the volunteer positions in advance of our Feb 13th meet. Ideally, the club is targeting at least 10 individuals to participate, and we are hoping to host guests from Kingston and other clubs.

We count on many out-of-club volunteers to run our meet – this is our way to give back and keep the competitions flowing for our skaters.

Here are the details…

Who: Rocky LaMontagne from the Ottawa Pacers is the Clinic Presenter
Who: Everyone interested in being a volunteer official at our February 13th Meet, minimum 16 yrs
What: Level 1 Officials Clinic to train individuals in the procedures for filling various officiating roles at meets such as timers, judges, lap counters, starter, ice stewards, clerk of the course, etc.
Where: Brockville Youth Arena Meeting Room
When: Friday, February 12th at 6-10 pm
Cost: $20
How: Register by Thursday, February 11th 12 pm, by clicking here…. http://goo.gl/forms/8MddFslFA9

Jan 182016

To improve our technique, fitness and skills we hosting dryland sessions prior to ice skating.  This includes warmup for the ice session to follow.

Competitive Group: Sundays at 6:45 – 7:30.   (Youth 2 supporting learn to skate)

Youth 2: Tuesdays at 6:00 until 6:45   ( Competitive supporting learn to skate)

Bring running shoes and a water bottle.  Looking forward to it!