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!
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:
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.
The Border Blades bus trip is heading to the Alberta Indoor Long Track Meet in Calgary on January 13-15, 2017. We are planning for the bus to leave at 12:30 p.m. on Friday January 13, from the SCC.
Below is the link with registration papers. Please fill out the entry form in the meet information package, as well as the waiver. Shauna will post a time for form and fee collection. You will be able to pay your bus fees at the same time. Registration Deadline is January 5, 2017.