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.
We will be hosting our own registration night where parents can speak directly to our coaches
The Border Blades run an ability based program. We try to put skaters with a group they can grow with. Depending on the skater they may develop faster than their group. In cases like that, our coaches will move them up to the next group. We want to challenge your skater without making them feel intimidated.
If you choose to speed skate you will have the opportunity to go to many out of town meets, however we do not require you to go. We host a home meet and various mini meets within our club so skaters who can not travel for one reason or another still have the opportunity to race. We love to see skaters travel as it is never fun to practice a sport and never “compete” but understand this is not something everyone can do.
The Border Blades have scheduled their 2015-2016 AGM for April 19, 2016
Place: College Park School Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
We are looking for a number of executive positions. Some were vacant this year and others have executive members that have completed their 2 year term. We will be electing for the following positions:
1. President – Currently filled by Charmaine, 2 year term is complete
2. Director of officials – Currently filled by Ivan Svendsen, Ivan no longer has skaters in the club so postion is open
3. Fundraising Coordinator – Currently unfilled –
4.Director of coaching – Currently filled by Bill Stephens 2 year term is complete
5. Meet Coordinator – Currently filled by Charmaine & Bill Stephens 2 year term complete
We also would like to have elect someone begin to train in Communications with Shelley Merth over the upcoming season ( Website/Facebook/Twitter Etc).
We will also be reviewing financials and have some important announcements to make.
There is a lot happening in the club this year and we are asking that all families try and send at least one representative to the AGM.
As mentioned over the past season we really need some of our newer parents to join the Executive as we are seeing a changing of the guard, as we have graduated 8 skaters in the past 2 years and with them goes their parents and our executive body! Your associate memberships give you vote amd we need your input and help.
Please click the link above to sign up as a volunteer on Sunday, April 10 for our second annual Try Speed Skating event. We had great success last year with this, and are hoping to continue to build the club enrollment. Please spread the word as well. There is a poster you can use on the Try Speed Skating Information Page
Skate Fitting – 6:00 pm
Ice Time – 6:30 – 8:00 pm
SS3 athletes are responsible to help on ice with our new recruits!
All ages welcome (masters included) and speed skates will be provided. Please come to the Servus Centre at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 8 to get fitted for skates and then you will be on the ice from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.