Fire on Ice Volunteers

Fire on Ice, our annual home meet, is taking place on Saturday, December 7.  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 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

Edmonton Fall Classic Results

We had a good representation of Border Blades at the Fall Classic this year! Great job skaters: Jayva A, Danika B, Brodie D, Mathew D, Maegan D, Garrett D, Lance G, Kaylee K, Leland L, Samantha L, Alex M, Erik M, Erika P, Ashford S, Spencer S, and Donovan S. 

This was the first big out of town meet for many of our skaters, and they had a great time! Lots of new PB’s set, and even a few medals!

Fall Classic Ability Results
Fall Classic T2T, Jr, Sr, Open Results

Garrett D and Erik M

Fire on Ice XVI

Our full day invitational short track meet is coming up in one month!  Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 16th annual Fire on Ice on Saturday December 7, 2019.

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!

Registrations this year through online RAMP registration:

Fire on Ice XVI registration – due December 1

Fire on Ice XVI announcement

Mini Meet #2 Volunteers Required

Our second Mini Meet of the year is fast approaching on November 28, 2019 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.  This will be the last chance to practice positions before Fire on Ice.

Sign Up!

Reminder: If you have not already filled out the Meet Sign Up Page, please do so ASAP. This helps ensure that the races are fun and fair for our kids!

2020 Alberta Winter Games

Our AWG age qualifying skaters received an exciting email from coach Bill today!

Welcome to another Alberta Winter Games year! The 2020 Games will be held in Airdrie AB from February 14-17. 

Qualification for Zone 7

We will be using Short Track times due to our limited access to Long Track ice prior to the selection deadline. ANY sanctioned times will be accepted for this, including Fire On Ice times. 

Zone 7 2020 AWG Qualification Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Thanks
Bill Stephens

AWG 2020 Home Page
AASSA AWG Info Page
Speed Skating Technical Package

Bring a Friend Day

Bring a friend to practise on Thursday, October 24! If you are a SS3 and feel your friend would be more comfortable skating in a different group due to ability, please feel free to join that group for the evening!

To participate, please make sure your friend brings:

  • skates – there are hockey skates available to borrow by the practice ice surface.
  • 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!

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Mini Meet #1 Volunteers Needed!

Our first Mini Meet takes place on Monday, November 4 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 racing 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 7, 2019.

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!

Border Blades Calendar Updates

Our calendar for the 2019-20 season is updated with all the practise, mini meet, and special event times.  There is a link on the calendar page if you wish to add the Border Blades gmail calendar to your mobile device. Any changes made to practise will show up in plenty of time on the calendar.

Border Blades Calendar

We also request that you fill out the competition entries sheet.  Let us know which mini meets and out of town meets your skater will be attending.  This helps our coaches and mini meet managers.  You can edit at any time.

Meet Sign Up