2015-2016 Season and Skate return

2015–2016 season is just around the corner

ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating


Pre-Registration for 15/16 Season

Pam will be accepting pre-registrations for next season Sunday March 22nd and Tuesday March 24th practices. Cost is $100. This fee plus an additional $25 will be deducted from the full fee amount at fall registration. Pre-registered skaters may keep their skates over the summer for camps or may reserve their skates for next season. Please make arrangements with Gerald Ouimette, our equipment manager, for any required maintenance.



Skate & Equipment Return

Gerald will collect all club skates (boots, blades, guards) and equipment (helmets, protective gear, sharpening kits) at the final practices on Tues March 24 and Wed March 25. If you will not attend these practices, please return your skates before the season end.  We do not want to collect skates at the Year-end Celebration so that inventory and maintenance can be done as soon as possible.

If you are unable to return your skates on these dates please make arrangements by e-mailing: ecoflex at isonor dot ca

Provincial ‘B’ Championships

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.

Provincial ‘C’ Championships

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.

2015 Buffalo Summer Training Camp


The Buffalo Speed Skating Club is excited to announce that they are now taking reservations for their 2015 Junior Summer Training camp.  This will be the third year for the highly successful 6 day camp, designed for competitive junior skaters ages 12 to 21.

Instructed by: Eastern Regional Camps director Tom Miller.
Location: The Northtown Center at Amherst – 1615 Amherst Manor Drive Amherst, NY 14221 (map)
Dates: Monday, August 24Saturday, August 29.
Total Ice Time: 15 hours (on an Olympic size rink).
Total Dryland Training: 11 hours.
Cost: Single skaters: $350.00. Family discount: $300 per each additional skater in the same family.
Accommodations: If desired, out of area skaters will be assigned a host family to stay with during the camp. (Included in the cost of the camp)
Registration: The camp will be limited to the first 25 applicants. They expect it to fill quickly, so send in your registration early to insure your participation.

The Information/Registration Packet can be download from the club’s website.  The website also contains photos and additional camp information.

Attention St. Lawrence Rapids Speed Skaters and Parents!

We need your help!  We will be hosting our meet this weekend (Saturday, February 14th, 2015) and we need your help!  It requires many people and volunteers to run a meet successfully.

We still need volunteers for various positions, including assistance with the kitchen, lap counters, raffle table and other positions.  If you can spare your time this Saturday, please contact Rob Giroux, our meet coordinator, at giroux.robert.p@gmail.com

In addition, we are required to supply food for the officials and volunteers.  If you are able to supply any items (for example juice boxes, chili or meatballs in a crock pot, yogurt, fruit and veggie trays, granola bars, baked goods), please contact Darlene Nelson at Darlene.Nelson@wspgroup.com who will be coordinating the lunch and snack items.

As well, we still require additional raffle items for our raffle table.  This is an excellent fundraiser for our club.  We would gladly accept any item for our raffle table including items that you would like to re-gift!  Please drop off tonight during the Masters/Competitive skaters practice or let Darlene know the item that you would like to donate and drop it off on Saturday morning at the meet.  Darlene can be reached at Darlene.Nelson@wspgroup.com.

Eastern Regional Meet #4

Mark your calendars! The time has come!

The St. Lawrence Speed Skating Club (aka: us) will be hosting the Eastern Regional Meet #4 on February 14th, 2015. The information package and registration form can be downloaded from the OSSA website. Forms and payment should be remitted to Heather, no later than February 4th, 2015. Hope to see all skaters sign up for this event. If you require a seed time, please speak to your coaches.

Come Skate with Alphonse

Former SLSSC skater, and Canadian National Junior Team hopeful, will be on the ice during our Tuesday night sessions (6pm & 7pm). Make sure you make it out for this great opportunity to learn from one of the SLSSC best skaters. Masters, you are welcome to come join the Y2/Comp group.