Bus Trip Information

We are very excited to be going to the Red Deer Long Track Meet on our bus trip this season! Red Deer has a beautiful new facility, that was built for the Canada Winter Games last year, so it will be a great opportunity for our skaters to check it out.

Date: January 18-19, 2020. The bus will be leaving sometime on January 17 (post will be updated as more info becomes available).

Hotel Block: Holiday Inn Express. Please call the hotel directly at (587) 457-7829 and quote the block code BSS or the group name Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating to qualify for the discounted rate. Special rate available until December 17.

Sign Up: Please indicate how many people you plan to bring on the bus ASAP by filling out the Bus Trip Document.

Registration: online by January 9, 2020 at: https://www.calgaryspeedskating.ca/perform/meets/

We hope to see a large number of skaters on the trip this year! This is a great opportunity for the kids to spend time together, and bond as a team.

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

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!