The Mini Meet was a great way to finish an amazing 2016/17 season for the Border Blades! There were a lot of smiling faces during the different activities, and we hope everyone had a great time. This was the first year the Learn to Skate group was included for the full meet, and it was great to have the whole club out together.
The Border Blades had one graduating member this year. We would like to wish Kyra Weidmark congratulations and good luck! Thank you for helping to coach Speed Skate 2 this season.
Keep an eye on your emails for information about our season end party.
The West Edmonton Mall Fun Meet is coming up on March 25. As our last day of skating in the upcoming Mini Meet on March 13, please have your registration forms and entry fee ($30) ready to hand into Shauna at that time.
Our fourth and final mini meet will take place on Monday, March 13. Please use the link below to sign up for a volunteer position.
This will be the final practice of the year for L2S, SS1 and SS2. A fun slip and slide event will be held at the end of the meet. Border Blades skins can not be worn for the slip and slide, so make sure to pack a change of clothes and a towel.
Great job Emma S! She competed in the 2017 Winter Classic February 10-12 in Calgary and not only achieved PB’s in all her events, she also met the standard for the 2017-2018 Provincial Development LT team! Congratulations Emma on your hard work and dedication! Her next meets are the Olympic Oval Grand Prix and the Oval Finale/Canada Cup 4 in March.
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.
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.
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!