Week of February 19-22

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

Four members of the Kamloops Long Blades skated at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships last weekend in Quebec City.

Martina Antifay earned gold medals in the 300m and 500m events as well as a silver medal in the team pursuit event. She placed third overall in the 14 year old division.

Martina, Leah, Cameron and Rebecca at the 2018 Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships in Quebec City.

Cameron Thomas skated three personal best times, Rebecca Thomas recorded two personal best times and Leah Turner and Martina Antifay each skated one personal best time at the Long Track Championships. Great job representing British Columbia, guys!

Another Academy session was held in Kamloops yesterday with Coach Al McIlveen from the Calgary Olympic Oval.

Meanwhile, ten members of the Kamloops Long Blades presented a speed skating demonstration at Sun Peaks Resort yesterday. The snowfall stopped just long enough for the skaters to race and show off their push relay skills on impeccable ice at the outdoor rink at the resort.

Upcoming Meet Entries: 

I Love Speed Skating Series #2 (no need to submit an entry!) – March 8, 2018 PLEASE LET COACH KAREN KNOW ASAP IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THIS MEET.

BC Short Track Championships

Isaiah, John, Leah, Martina and Cameron at the Academy session with Coach Al McIlveen from the Calgary Olympic Oval.

Abbotsford (March 3-4th, 2018)

Please see Coach Sandi if you have any questions about eligibility. 

Info & Entry Form

If you need to contact Alana, please email her at alana.lawhead@gmail.com.

Fundraising: 

Bottle Drive:

Save-the-date for the next bottle drive! March 31 (Upper Sahali)

Other: 

Please note that practice has been cancelled Thursday, February 22 for BC Winter Games.

Experience the Speed!

It’s National Speed Skating Week and we will be holding a special event during the Cheetah practice. If you know of any child 4-11 years of age that would be interested in trying speed skating February 19, please have them reserve their spot by sending an email to kamloopslongblades@gmail.com

Have a great week….see you at the rink!