Former member of the Kamloops Long Blades
Now trains in Montreal, Quebec
National Short Track Team Member, Jessica finishes 4th in 1000m World Cup #3 held in Nagoya, Japan Nov 30 to Dec 2 2012. Jessica of Team Canada followed by Meng Wang of Team China
during 3000m Relay Final at the 2008 World Cup #2 in Vancouver, BC - October 24-26, 2008. Team Canada finished third for Jessica's second 3000m Relay Bronze medal in only her second World Cup.
We are the,Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club ,
established in our community of Kamloops since 1992.
Our on Ice Sessions are on the Olympic ice surface from September to March.
We continue to do Dryland, Inline training and Mini Camps over the summer months and welcome you to call on us anytime you have questions regarding the sport or our club.
For information contact (250) 851-1481
Ice times for 2012-2013 season are:
The McArthur Island Sports Centre is our home ice, and our office is also there located on the second floor. Hope to see you at the rink!
We offer registration for the 2012/2013 Full Club Membership thruoughout the season.
8 week Learn to Speed Skate lessons offered in Fall and Winter.
8 week Learn to Skate lesson offered in Fall. Information available on our Forms page.
If you aren't sure Speed Skating is for you,
try it first before you join the club,
information available on the Forms
Our skaters range from 2 1/2 years and up; skating at various levels from Beginners, Recreational, Competitive, and High Performance. We are proud to have three Kamloops Speed Skaters continuing their training at the Calgary Oval and one in Montreal. Three in Long Track and one in Short Track.
We are a non-profit organization and are affiliated with the British Columbia Speed Skating Association and with Speed Skating Canada. All of our coaches are volunteers, and most are certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Our club
participate in both Short Track
and Long Track
BC Speed Skating Association's Most Improved Club 2012
and the 2007-2008 BC Long Track Club
of the year. Short Track
is normally skated within an indoor hockey arena on a 111.12m or 100m Oval with skaters racing against each other in groups of approximately 4 to 6 skaters at a time. Our Club trains on the Olympic ice surface at McArthur Island Sport Centre. Long Track
is skated on a larger 333m or 400m Oval. Mass Start Long Track,
skaters race against each other as in Short Track racing. Olympic Style Long Track
: two skaters race along side each other in separate lanes alternating from the outside to the inside each lap and skaters race against the clock for placement.
In BC there are currently several outdoor natural oval ice surfaces which are located in limited parts of the province where climates permit. The Richmond Olympic Oval indoor long track opened in the Fall of 2008 and hosted the WORKSAFEBC LT Championships in January 2009. This oval ice surface was removed after the 2010 Olympics. A new indoor Oval opened in Fort St. John, BC in 2010.
- Speed Skating is a non-contact sport that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
- No matter your age or ability, you can enjoy the sport of Speed Skating as an active skater or an associate member.
- In Speed Skating, FAST IS FUN! , imagine traveling at speed of up to 55 kilometers per hour under your own power.
- Maybe it is time you gave it a try!
Check out our site for additional information on our Club and Speed Skating.