Mini Meet Volunteer Sign-Up

Our third Mini Meet of the year is coming up on February 27, 2017 from 5-8. Please follow the link below to sign up for a volunteer position.  Training will be provided if you are new to the job.  

Sign Up Now!

Reminder: If you have not already filled out the Meet Sign Up Page, or need to make a correction due to the meet date being changed, please do so.  This helps ensure that the races are fun and fair for our kids!

Speed Den Grand Opening

The official opening of the Speed Den on February 9 has made the long-awaited dreams of the Border Blades a reality.  Our club hopes to continue to grow the sport of long track speed skating in our community.

 Speed Den Grand Opening Photo Gallery

500m opening race featuring Krisy Myers (athlete, former and founding Border Blades member, Border Blades guest coach, member of the Canadian Speed Skating Long Track team, Canadian sprint champion, and Olympian)Shaye Holzinger (Border Blade athlete), Joel Turcotte (representing the City of Lloydminster and former Border Blade coach), Cam Wheeler (representing KidSport and a former Border Blade)  


Newcap Media Coverage starts at 3:36.

The Border Blades are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Long Track Speed Den!  Join us on Thursday February 9 at 6 pm on the oval.  A family skate will take place after the ceremony, from 6:30-9.  There will be no indoor practise.

A huge thank you to the sponsors who made building the Speed Den possible.

Please remember, no sticks or pucks are permitted on the oval.

CACLT Championships & Results

Updated with Results:

Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships

Congratulations to Jayva A on her silver medal in 500m girls T2T11!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Border Blades will have 6 skaters eligible to compete at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships in Edmonton on February 4-5. Congratulations to Jayva A, Shaye H, Keeley L, Leander L, Erica P, and Rebekah S.  This is a national level competition, and a great experience for our skaters!

Long Track Mini Meet

The first ever Long Track Mini Meet for the Border Blades happened on January 9 outside on the oval. The skaters definitely appreciated the warmth of the new Speed Den. We are so proud of all our skaters who braved the cold to have some racing fun on the oval. Kids from Active Start all the way up to Junior attended, and we saw a lot of smiling faces in the Den!

Long Track Mini Meet January 9


 

Upcoming Long Track Meets & Results

Updated with Results:

Edmonton Winter Classic Long Track Meet

Congratulations to Brooke J, who placed 6th overall in Division 1.

Brooke J at Edmonton Winter Classic Long Track Meet.

2017 Winter Classic Olympic Oval Results

Great job Emma S!  She competed in the 2017 Winter Classic February 10-12 in Calgary.

There are a number of Long Track Meets coming up that our skaters are able to participate in.  Please contact your coach if you have any questions.

Edmonton Winter Classic Long Track Meet – January 21
Registration is due January 12

Regina Long Track Meet – January 21-22
Registration is due January 12

Alberta Open Long Track Meet in Red Deer – January 28-29
Registration is due January 19

Border Blades Bus Trip

Our club is very excited to be attending the Alberta Indoor Long Track Meet in Calgary on January 13-15, 2017.  This is the first year we have gone to a long track meet on our bus trip, and we managed to fill the whole bus!

Please wish all the following Border Blades skaters good luck this coming weekend:

Jayva A., Venna A., Aileoma B., Madison B., Shaye H., Jersey J., Brooke J., Hadley K., Kaylee k., Keeley L., Leander L., Leland L., Samantha L., Alyssa M., Kyla N., Erika P., Katelyn P., Erika S., Rebakah S., Lisa S., Ashford S., Avery S., Spencer S., Emma S., and Gabe W.

A few trip notes:

  • Paperwork must be given to Shauna by Thursday night.  This includes the registration and waiver forms.
  • The bus will leave at 12:30 on Friday January 13 from the SCC.  Parking at the SCC lot over the weekend is permitted.
  • Make sure you have all the required safety equipment packed.
  • Skins are available for the meet at a cost of $10.  Please contact Lee for rental.
  • Fees will be collected sometime after the trip.