Fire on Ice XV Volunteers

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Fire on Ice, our annual home meet, is taking place on Saturday, December 1.  Numerous volunteers are required to make the event run smoothly.  Many of the positions are the same as the Mini Meets, and there are also jobs that are specific to the meet.

We also run a Hospitality Room in the OTS room, which serves our coaches, officials, and volunteers.  We are looking for people willing to bring in food, as well as work in the hospitality room during the meet.

To sign up for these volunteer positions, please follow our Sign Up Genius link.

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Don’t forget to fill in the Competition Entry Sheet with a Yes or No for Fire on Ice by going here: Meet Sign Up

Fire on Ice XV

Our full day invitational short track meet is coming up in less than one month!  Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 15th annual Fire on Ice on Saturday December 1, 2018.

Fire on Ice takes place at the Servus Sport Centre, 5212 12 Street, in Lloydminster, Alberta, at the Rusway Arena.  All ages and abilities, including cradles, are welcome!

Club summaries are due by midnight on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Fire on Ice XV 2018 – Meet and hotel information

 

 

Edmonton Fall Classic Results

The Border Blades had a number of skaters compete in Edmonton from November 10-11, 2018.  Congratulations to Jayva A, Lance G, Leander L, Leland L, Samantha L, and Erika P on a great weekend of skating!  There were a few new PBs set at this meet.

Ability Meet Results
T2T Results

Thanks to Edmonton for the great meet, and Stephen Maunder for the amazing pictures!

ESSA Fall Classic Day 1 Photos
ESSA Fall Classic Day 2 Photos

Bring A Friend Day

Bring a friend to practise over the November school break!
Happening Thursday, November 15 during normal practise hours.

To participate, please make sure your friend brings:

  • skates
  • helmet
  • cut proof gloves
  • neck guard
  • knee and shin pads recommended

We encourage everybody to invite a friend to experience the fun and exciting sport of speed skating!

 

Mini Meet #1 Please Volunteer!

Our first Mini Meet takes place on Thursday, November 22 from 5-8 for SS1, SS2, & SS3 groups.  L2S will have their own races scheduled during a practise.

Parents – we need your help.  Mini meets are great practice for the skaters, and they are also a great time for parents to learn the different volunteer positions involved in a speed skating meet.  This will serve as practice for our upcoming invitational meet, Fire on Ice, happening on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Please click the sign up button below to volunteer for the meet.

Sign Up!

IMPORTANT! Also, a reminder to fill in the Meet Sign Up page for your skater so that our coaches and meet organizers know who to expect at the meet.  This ensures the races are even and fair, so all the kids can have fun!

Upcoming Short Track Meets

Red Deer Short Track Meet

Saturday, November 3, 2017
Registrations are due: October 26, 2018 (online)
Red Deer Short Track Registration

Edmonton Short Track Meet

Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11
Registrations are due: November 1, 2018 (online)
AB, NWT & Yukon early guaranteed registration due October 12, 2018
Fall Classic Short Track Registration

Peace Wapiti Short Track Meet

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Registrations are due: November 15, 2018
Peace Wapiti Short Track Registration

Speed Skating Registration Night

We will be at the Community Registration Night, come visit our table for more information about our club!

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Location: Servus Sports Centre

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Speed Skating parents and athletes will be on hand to answer your questions.  
 

We will also be hosting our own registration night where parents can speak directly to our coaches.
 
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
 
Location:  Border Blades Speed Den, by the Oval – Servus Sport Centre – SW parking lot
 
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
 
 

Border Blades AGM

The Border Blades have scheduled their AGM for May 7, 2018

Place: Lloydminster Catholic School Division Office
           6611 B-39 St (Backside of Holy Rosary High School)
Time: 8:00 pm

We are requesting that each family sends at least one representative who is over the age of 18.  If you are able to send more that would be great.

We have positions that are open for election are:

  • Communication Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Grant Coordinator
  • Director of Coaching

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Lonnie at borderblades@gmail.com.  If you are interested in a position but can not attend the AGM you can send a letter of intent to run for a position.

Try Speed Skating!

Our Try Speed Skating night is happening on Tuesday, May 15! This event is totally free. There is no prior experience necessary, and any age is welcome to attend.

Where: Rusway Arena
             Servus Sport Centre

When: New skaters: 5-6 pm
           Experienced skaters: 6-7 pm

If you are looking to try a new, fun and exciting sport, this is your chance!

Speed skates will be provided, but we ask that you bring the following protective equipment:

     hockey helmet
     thick gloves or mitts
     neck guard and knee pads if available