Border Blades Calendar Updates

Our calendar is now updated!  If you spot any errors, please email the club.  Thanks!
If you would like to add the Border Blades gmail calendar to your own calendar on your mobile device, there is a link on the bottom of the calendar you can use for that process.

Calendar
Meet Sign Up (password protected for website access – see club email for password)

-please fill in which meets your skater will be attending.  This helps out our coaches and mini-meet managers. You can edit at any time.

Fundraising Bottle Drive!

recyclablesWe need your bottles and those of family and friends!

Sunday, October 25th.

Please spend this week gathering bottles from friends and family. You will be provided with a drop off point for Sunday morning and will meet there from 9-12.

No sorting required, no canvassing the city as we are keeping our first attempt very simple. Remember the more each family collects the less fundraising we will have to do!

Anyone who is not around on Sunday can bring their bottles/cans on Thursday to the SSC.  Bill will bring his trailer and park it over by the Husky Energy Oval located just West of the Multiplex.
On Sunday 9AM-12PM we will be at the Catholic School Division Transportation Center.  The address is 3908-52 St.  The trailer will be located behind the building where the buses are parked.
From the new Tim Hortons on the East end go North On 40 Ave, Turn right on 52 ST by Peterbuilt, building is on left side.

Regina Meet Registration

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The Regina Speed Skating Club is hosting a Short Track Meet November 14-15, 2015.

The bus will be leaving Friday November 13th in the early afternoon. Hotel rooms are currently being blocked for the entire team.  More details to follow on the bus trip portion.
Entry deadline is November 5th at 9PM. Please print the entry form and bring it to practice.

The Regina club is also Celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this weekend and are hoping to get a huge turnout at this meet. In addition they will also celebrate Speed Skating in a RBC Sports Day in Canada Celebration that day. 

Regina Meet Bulletin-ST Nov 2015

Try Speed Skating Event!

Try Speed Skating 2015 Oct 8 (please print and share)

Please join us for a night of speed skating!        

No experience necessary!

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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.

Registration forms will be available to join the club.  They are also available online (click here).

You must wear:

  • hockey helmet (or speed skating helmet if you can borrow one)
  • soft knee pads (such as volleyball knee pads)
  • gloves or mitts (as cut resistant as possible)
  • hockey neck guard
  • soccer shin pads (optional)

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How Far Do You Want to Go?

What are your long term and short term speed skating goals?  Do you want to skate for fitness, semi-competitively or competitively?

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If your goals include competitively skating past your high school years, you might need to achieve some time standards and begin your training toward those goals.

Two of our Border Blades are currently doing just that!  Working hard in Calgary this fall are Sarah St. Marie and Jenna Merth who are part of the Olympic Oval elite training pathways and AB Provincial Development teams.  Sarah is a short tracker in the Neo & Senior group while Jenna is in the Level Jenna2 Long track group.  Both train in approximately 10 – 12 different sessions each week while attending classes at the University of Calgary.  It is hard work but very rewarding!

 

Here are some documents that might encourage you to follow the same path as these skaters!  If you earn your way onto the Provincial Development team, you receive an AB Provincial jacket and a provincial skin suit.  Higher than the PD team, earns you some funding.

2015-16 Provincial Team

2015-16 AB Provincial team Criteria

Provincial Short Track – Avg times under 115%.  Note that your times are an average of your 500m, 1000m times along with one of your 1500m or 3000m times.

ST Prov Standards 2015-16

Long Track – only one time standard is required to earn a spot on a specific team

LT Prov Standards 2015-16

 

2015 Long Track Elite Pathway

2015 Short Track Elite Pathway