The Border Blades will be doing a bottle drive in the new year, so please start saving your bottles now!
Date: January 4th, 2020 Time: 10:00-2:00 Place: Meet in the parking lot by the Speed Den (at the SSC by the outdoor Oval)
Kids to wear Border Blades toques/jackets if they have one
We are doing things a little different this year. We are still coordinating the bottle drive from the outdoor oval Speed Den however once a load of bottles has been collected it will then be unloaded right at the Lloydminster Bottle Depot. No more loading a large trailer! After unloading your truck you then return to the Speed Den for your next route map.
NOTE: Arrangements have been made with the Lloydminster Bottle depot to accept bottle donations all year long. Let the staff know that the bottle money is to go to the Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club. This DOES NOT replace the bottle drive.
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.
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.
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
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.
cut proof gloves
knee and shin pads recommended
We encourage everybody to invite a friend to experience the fun and exciting sport of speed skating!
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.
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.
The Border Blades have scheduled their AGM for April 30, 2019
Place: Holy Rosary High School Room 136 (corner classroom first floor) Time: 7:00 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:
ODC, SDC, meet coordinator (appointed positions)
If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Lonnie at email@example.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.
Pre-registration for the 2019-20 season will be happening at the AGM as well, guarantee your spot for next fall!
The weather did not cooperate for skating, but the kids still had a great time on the Oval! Thanks so much to all our parents and volunteers who helped put the windup together, and everyone who showed up for the fun. We hope to see you all back next year.
Here are a few hi-lights of our scavenger hunt, as well as our two graduating skaters.
Our final practice of the year, Thursday, March 14, will end on a high note. Join us from 5:00-7:30 for an evening of games, fun races, and our annual slip and slide! Don’t forget to pack a towel and a change of clothes.