This weekend one Border Blade made the trip to Calgary to compete on the Olympic Oval ice. Congratulations to Samantha L on a great weekend of skating, and getting some new PBs.
The Border Blades will be doing a bottle drive in the new year, so please start saving your bottles now!
Date: January 5th, 2019
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.
The Border Blades will be hosting their annual Santa Skate on Monday, December 17 from 5:30-8 on the Husky Energy Oval. Have a great time skating while visiting with the jolly man in red.
Please feel free to invite other family members and friends to this event!
Note: no sticks or pucks will be permitted on the ice.
Skaters from across Alberta and Saskatchewan showed off their racing skills at Fire on Ice today! We hope all our out of town visitors enjoyed their time in Lloydminster.
Thank you to all skaters, officials, coaches, parents, volunteers, and meet organizers for helping us to run a smooth meet. We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you very much to the individuals, families and businesses who generously donated to support our skaters and our meet.
Fire On Ice XIV Race Sponsors:
Meridian Surveys (Alta.) Ltd. – Devin Racz Memorial Relay Race
|J.E.M Maintain-A-Lot||Taco Time|
|Kool Zone Refrigeration Ltd.||Roberge Transport|
|Enhanced Engineering (E2) Consulting Ltd.||Vee Tee Feeders|
|Lloydminster Animal Hospital||Duane & Cheryl Myers|
|Beattie Family||Prairie Lily Coffee|
|BAR Engineering||Swanky Concepts|
|Auburn Rentals||McAllister Drilling Inc.|
|Northern Livestock Sales||Johal Family|
|Lee & Candice Anderson Family||Lothrop Family|
|Corrpro Canada Inc. Staff Members||Stuart Wright Ltd.|
|GMAC Oilfield Services Ltd.||Classic Oilfield Service Ltd.|
Fire On Ice XIV Silent Auction Sponsors:
|Baert Family||Moline Family|
|Kisser Family||Stephens Family|
|Shurnaik Family||Davies Family|
|Swanky Family||Wennecamp Family|
|Kaye Family||Cey Family|
|Milne Family||Johnston Family|
|Pollard Family||Masikewich/Myers Family|
|Guevera Family||Mitchell Family|
|Lothrop Family||Lopez Family|
|Balane Family||Holzinger Family|
|Ribey Family||Andrea Kay & Rolland Vienneau|
|Dobson Family||EECOL Electric|
|ASL Paving||Prairie Lily Coffee|
|Pyramid Electric||Stuart Wright|
|Alta-Sask Wellness||Rolling Green Fairways|
Thank you to Tim Hortons, who supplied the coffee and hot chocolate for the meet.
The first Mini Meet was a great start to our competitive season! All the skaters did an amazing job.
A big thank you to the parents and volunteers who helped the night run smoothly.
Please note that the points and placings are not accurate nor relevant due to the meet format. Only the times are valid.
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
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.
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
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.
Thanks to Edmonton for the great meet, and Stephen Maunder for the amazing pictures!
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:
- 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!