The RU Fast Short Track event is being held at the Calgary Oval on March 4-5. This year you can fill out your registration and pay online:
Entry Deadline is February 21 online.
Please update the competition document as well.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Updated with Results:
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!
Great job to all the skaters who competed in Calgary this weekend! Skating on the Olympic Oval is a truly amazing experience. We hope everyone had a great time on the bus trip.
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!
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:
Good luck to all our Border Blade skaters attending meets this week!
Emma S. will be attending the Canada Cup #2 in Calgary January 3-6. This is a National long track event, and will be broadcast on the Oval YouTube Channel.
The Saskatoon Long Track Meet takes place on January 7-8. Border Blades Shaye H., Kyla N., Avery S., Ashford S., and Spencer S. will be competing.
Updated with Results:
Great job to our skaters Shaye H, Kyla N, Ashford S, Spencer S, and Avery S.
Here is a great warm-up opportunity for anyone heading to Calgary on our bus trip!
Saskatoon Long Track Meet is being held on January 7 & 8 2017. Registration is due by December 22, 2016. Please make sure to update the competition document to indicate you are attending.