Author Archives: S. Keeler

Fort St John Speed Skating AGM

Come and join us for our AGM on May 8/19 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and we will be having a potluck to accompany our meeting!

We are always happy to have new voices at our meetings and we are looking for new faces to join our board.  Perhaps you would like to start out as being a part of one of our committees or even just to listen to the meeting take place and have a vote.  Whatever your commitment level, we would love to have you join us!

Adult Recreational Speed Skating Program

Adult Recreational Speed Skating Program

Looking for inspiration for a way to achieve your New Year’s resolutions? The Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club is offering an adult skating program that is targeted to beginning level skaters as an introduction to the sport. This will include two coached sessions per week, with additional ice time as available. We are focused on developing a community of adult speed skaters in a positive and low cost environment. The program will run from January 14 until the third week in March. Skating times will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm (coached) and Saturdays 10-11am (as available – no coach). The cost of the program is $250 and includes skate rental (first come, first served) and purchase of ankle protection (required safety gear). Click the following link to fill out the sign-up form:

After that we will contact you with further details. Don’t delay in signing up as limited spaces are available! Please spread the word to anyone you think would be a good fit! Contact Dan at or 250-219-3663 if you have any questions.

BC Long Track Championship & LT FUNale – Fort St John – Jan 19-20

BC Long Track Championship & LT FUNale – Fort St John – Jan 19-20

Once again we will be hosting the provincial long track championship and long track FUN-ale!  Please click here for the information sheet and registration form.

Registration fees are $40 for FUNale skaters and $75 for BC LT skaters. All registration forms and payment should be dropped off to Tara Mitchell or left in her folder in the timing room no later than 6pm on Tuesday, Jan 8. Please ensure you indicate whether you will be attending the Jan 20 banquet in the space provided on the entry form.

In order to provide a safe and smoothly run competition, the meet will require a significant number of officials and volunteers to help out. The more people we have, the lighter the load is for everyone! Please have a look at the link below to see where you would like to volunteer:

Please contact Darren Guliov ( or 250-271-0528) or Katherine North ( if you have any questions

BC Speed Skating


Registration News! CALLING ALL PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS (Also known as Associates)

Our registration system seems like it has arrived at a place where we can get all of our Associates to register. We require all of our volunteers and parents to register as Associates to ensure that you are all covered under our insurance from BC Speed Skating whenever you are helping out our club. This can be anywhere from helping set up the mats to being one of our board members. This is why we ask that at least one parent/guardian from each family (the one who will be bringing skaters to practice) become an Associate.

We are asking that all of our Associates register this week as we need to have you all in the system ASAP, particularly before our short track meet this weekend! You will need to log in to your account (family) and add yourself as a member and don’t forget to click “register here” to sign yourself up as an associate!  You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you are done.  It all seems to be working smoothly now but if you have any problems, please email Susie at