Monthly Archives: March 2017

Reminder of Upcoming Events

A quick reminder of these upcoming events – all skates can be returned at the end of the mini meet.
Mini Meet – Sunday March 26
This is our year end mini-meet to which all skaters are invited and encouraged to attend. The meet will be at the Dofasco Arena on First Rd E. in Stoney Creek. We will be on the ice to set up at 3:45 and get started with warm ups at about 4pm. Each skater will compete in several races in a fun low pressure environment against skaters of similar ability. Please plan to attend.

Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday March 28 at 6pm. This is the meeting that all parents committed to attending when registering their child for the skating season. The meeting will be at the Dave Andreychuk Arena – 25 Hester St., Hamilton. We will be in the community meeting room on the second floor. This is a parent only meeting.

We look forward to seeing everyone at both events.

Canada East Championships – Congratulations Hayley!

We would like to congratulate one of our members – Hayley Murray – as she represents our province when she participates in the Canada East Short Track Championships this weekend!

The Grade 8 student has been speed skating since she was a young tyke, and this is her first year skating at the provincial level. The Provincial A Championships took place at the beginning of March, in which she placed 5th, qualifying her for the Canada East Championships.

The best skaters from Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut and New Brunswick in the “Training to Train” stage of development (11- 15 year old categories) will take part in this competition, the final one of the the season on the national level. It will be hosted by the Ottawa/Glouchester Speed Skating Club and the Ontario Speed Skating Association, under the leadership of Speed Skating Canada.This is the first time in 6 years, this meet has been held in Ontario.

These championships are intented to be the focal point of athlete preparation for skaters in the “Training to Train” stage of development, while providing meaningful, high profile and developmentally appropriate end of season events which are a source of motivation and opportunity for recognition of the best developing skaters in Canada. It’s also a primary introduction to national competitions where the rising stars represent their province. They will take part in the 200m pursuit event, as well as the 400m, 1500m, 2000m and 3000m (points races) and 3000m relay events.

If you are interested in watching the weekend’s events, the meet is being live streamed at http://cest2017.ca/en_CA/webcast
Congratulations Hayley! We will be cheering you on!

Results from Provincial Championships

Links to protocols from Provincial A, and B&C Championships. Congratulations to all of our skaters that participated! Many personal bests were achieved – Excellent end to the season!

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Thanks for another successful skating meet!

We would like to thank you for all of your hard work, time and patience to make our meet a success. We could have not done it without all of your hard work and it is greatly appreciated. We put on a very good competition for the athletes that came and participated.

There were no serious injuries, many skaters experienced their first competition every with many happy faces. Most of our skaters skated personal bests, which is very nice to support.

In addition, we would like to thank the following organizations for their kind support of our clubs. We couldn’t have done this, without their help as well…

Here is a small collection of photos from the meet…Please visit our Facebook page for a link to all of our photos from the meet. We tried to get a picture of each one of our skaters, so please check it out.

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