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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!

2017 Summer Camp

A big thank you to everyone who has registered to take part in our 2017 Summer Long track camp!  We have over 60 skaters registered and the Club is hard at work getting everything ready for them.

Here is an Information sheet for this years camp FSJ Speed Skating Camp info.  Detailed daily schedules will be available at the registration desk on Level 2 of the Pomeroy Sports Center on Monday.
If you need to arrange skate rentals, the Club will have a table set up beside the oval timing room this Saturday, August 19th from 10am to 12 noon.  If you need to arrange skates the morning of the camp, please ensure you arrive early.
All registration fees must be paid on Monday morning before the start of camp.
Any questions can be emailed to info@fsjspeedskating.com
See you Monday!

Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club

September 27/16 Update

Happy Fall everyone!  Time for cozy sweaters and skating 🙂

 Regular Weekly Schedule  weekly-schedule-2016-2017

Group 1 & 2 start date – Tues, Oct 4

Just a reminder that the first ice time for our Group 1 and 2 skaters will be Tuesday, October 4th starting at 5pm on the Oval (Long Track).  I have attached a weekly calendar to this email that you can print and post to see when your skaters will be on the ice each week.  If there are any changes I will amend and resend.  Please ensure your skaters arrive on time and are in their required safety gear and ready to hit the ice at 5pm sharp.

Mega Lottery Update

Our Mega Lottery Coordinator, Starr Guliov, will be at the Group 3 Monday night practice (7-8pm LT), and the Group 1/2 Tuesday night practice (5-6pm LT) going forward for those wanting to turn in Mega Lottery tickets. Remember that there is a weekly cash draw so please return tickets as you sell them.  If none of these times work for you, please email darstarr@pris.bc.ca to make other arrangements.

Upcoming Competitions/Events 2016-2017 Season

You can also refer to http://www.speed-skating.bc.ca/  and go to “Events and Results”
Oct 29 – Fort St James ST
Nov 19 – Prince George ST
Nov 24 to 27 – Can Am LT – Calgary (for T2T see min. age req’t)
Nov 26 – Vanderhoof ST, Grande Prairie ST
Dec 3 – Fort St John LT and Dawson Cr ST
Dec 16 to 18 – Academy North (LT) – FSJ
Jan 7 – Fort St James LT
Jan 14 – PG LT Interclub (confirmed)
Jan 21 to 22 – BCLT – Dawson Creek
Feb 4 – Canadian Age Class LT Championships in Edmonton
Feb 12 – Iceman in Prince George (ski, run, skate, run)
Feb 18 – Vanderhoof 2nd Interclub ST
Feb 25 – Williams Lk ST
Mar 4 to 5 – BCST Championships – Abbotsford
Mar 5 – Dawson Creek Northern FUNale (ST)
Mar 10 to 12 – World Masters LT – FSJ

Important Info About Upcoming Events; Summer Camp, Coaching and Officiating Clinics, 50th Anniversary BBQ, CWG Meeting & Skin Suit Sizing,

 

Camp Info

Skate Rental – Monday night at 7PM in the Pomeroy Sport Center, beside the timing room

Registration/Payment – Monday night at 7pm or Wednesday morning at 7:30

Schedule & Draft Skater groups attached – these may be modified as the week progresses

All skaters to bring their own lunch, water bottle and comfortable running shoes – along with all regular speed skating equipment.

Skaters in Blue group are asked to bring a stop watch and heart monitor if possible.

Snacks will be provided.

2014 Camp Schedule_Groups

 

Coaching Clinic

Tuesday, August 19 – 9:00 – 5:00

Clinic to be led by Jack Walters. All coaches / potential coaches welcome.

 

Canada Winter Games

Thursday, August 21 – 3:30 – 5:00

Canada Winter Games staff are coming to Fort St John to meet with the community as we are the contingency location if weather does not cooperate in Prince George.  There is a very important information session from 3:30 – 5:00 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre for anyone in the community who would like to be involved with the contingency plan, so please plan to attend, particularly if you are already on the officials list. 

 

50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, August 23 – 5:00

The club will be hosting a barbecue at 5:00 to kick off its 50th season! The Hospitality Committeewill be asking members to contribute a salad or side dish – watch for the email. We are expecting several past members, the media and city staff to join us so please plan to attend this special event!

Skin Suits

Skin suits fit kit will be arriving this week so that anyone who wants a new suit with the new design can get the right size. The sizing can take place Friday or Saturday at lunch time

Louis Garneau Club suit

Level I Officials Clinic: Intro To Speed Skating and Officiating

If there is enough interest expressed I will conduct a Level I Officials Clinic during the Speed Skating Camp: The introductory clinic takes about 3-3.5 hours and will cover the essential aspects of the sport and should answer many question about the sport you may have. The major component involves the need for officiating, the role and specific duties of officials. It will demonstrate that officiating takes place in a team setting, to ensure that we run fair, safe and efficient competitions.

If you are interested, please e-mail  me (Wim) at ewkok1972@gmail.com 

The clinic can be run on anyone of the following mornings of the camp :  Thursday, Friday or Saturday. A sign-up sheet will be available at registration.

 Wim