Our calendar is now updated! If you spot any errors, please email the club. Thanks!
If you would like to add the Border Blades gmail calendar to your own calendar on your mobile device, there is a link on the bottom of the calendar you can use for that process.
-please fill in which meets your skater will be attending. This helps out our coaches and mini-meet managers. You can edit at any time.
Entries are due Thursday, October 22 Please give to Bill at practice or scan and send to him.
Sunday, October 25th.
Please spend this week gathering bottles from friends and family. You will be provided with a drop off point for Sunday morning and will meet there from 9-12.
No sorting required, no canvassing the city as we are keeping our first attempt very simple. Remember the more each family collects the less fundraising we will have to do!
The Regina Speed Skating Club is hosting a Short Track Meet November 14-15, 2015.
The Regina club is also Celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this weekend and are hoping to get a huge turnout at this meet. In addition they will also celebrate Speed Skating in a RBC Sports Day in Canada Celebration that day.
Try Speed Skating 2015 Oct 8 (please print and share)
Please join us for a night of speed skating!
No experience necessary!
All ages welcome (masters included) and speed skates will be provided. Please come to the Servus Centre at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 8 to get fitted for skates and then you will be on the ice from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
Registration forms will be available to join the club. They are also available online (click here).
You must wear:
- hockey helmet (or speed skating helmet if you can borrow one)
- soft knee pads (such as volleyball knee pads)
- gloves or mitts (as cut resistant as possible)
- hockey neck guard
- soccer shin pads (optional)
What are your long term and short term speed skating goals? Do you want to skate for fitness, semi-competitively or competitively?
If your goals include competitively skating past your high school years, you might need to achieve some time standards and begin your training toward those goals.
Two of our Border Blades are currently doing just that! Working hard in Calgary this fall are Sarah St. Marie and Jenna Merth who are part of the Olympic Oval elite training pathways and AB Provincial Development teams. Sarah is a short tracker in the Neo & Senior group while Jenna is in the Level 2 Long track group. Both train in approximately 10 – 12 different sessions each week while attending classes at the University of Calgary. It is hard work but very rewarding!
Here are some documents that might encourage you to follow the same path as these skaters! If you earn your way onto the Provincial Development team, you receive an AB Provincial jacket and a provincial skin suit. Higher than the PD team, earns you some funding.
Provincial Short Track – Avg times under 115%. Note that your times are an average of your 500m, 1000m times along with one of your 1500m or 3000m times.
Long Track – only one time standard is required to earn a spot on a specific team