Week of October 6-14

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

Week #5 already and lots going on! Here is what you need to know:

Equipment:

For the safety of all skaters on the ice, please remember to check your skater’s skates and sharpen them regularly. The club has several sharpening jigs that can be used during/after practice. If you are new to speed skating, please let us know and we can show you how to properly sharpen and maintain your skates.

Upcoming Events:

Pathways to Sport Excellence Conference 2019

Saturday, October 19th
8:30am – 2:30pm
Tournament Capital Centre

Keynote Speaker – GREG STEWART, Canadian Champion Para Shot Putter and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Hopeful

Don’t miss our annual one day conference for coaches, parents and athletes (ages 12-17) of all levels and abilities who are looking to better understand or improve their sport performance in the areas of coach training, strength & conditioning, sports nutrition, mental training and more.

We’ve finalized the schedule and presenter line up! Check it out below.

Dave Freeze, Mental Trainer – Owner of Ripplerock Consulting
The Life Lessons your Child can be Learning from Sports Psychology (for parents)
Sport Specific Mental Training Techniques (for parents and athletes)

Dr. Carlee Aitchinson – Doctor of Chiropractic, Owner of the Movement Mechanic
Stretching and Mobility Training for Athletes (for athletes and parent)

David Stride – Exercise Physiologist, Owner of Stride Sport and Performance
Physical Literacy Movement Preparation Coach Workshop (for coaches)

Greg Kozoris – Exercise Physiologist, Owner of Acceleration Kozoris Strength & Conditioning
“Sweaty is Ready” Warming up the Right Way (for athletes)

Ken Olynyk – Former Athletic Director, TRU Wolfpack
The Post Secondary Sport Pathway (for everyone)

Greg Stewart, Canadian Champion and Record Holder, 2020 Paralympic hopeful – Para Shot Put
Keynote Speaker

Register here. For more information check out our website here.

Canucks Autism Network – Supporting Individuals with Autism
Saturday, October 26 – 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Kamloops, BC – McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre
$40
Register here

 

Fundraising:

Do you have an idea for a fundraising activity? Send an email to kamloopslongblades@gmail.com!

Fundraising is vital to our program. In order to ensure that we continue to offer a high-quality
program, the Kamloops Long Blades has adopted the following fundraising model: KLB Fundraising Agreement 2019-2020

Gail has 150 little coupon books for sale. Please see Gail if you are interested!

Competitions:

The online calendar listing the competitions available for your skater can be found here: BCSSA Events & Results

Upcoming competitions: 

Salmon Arm Interclub: November 3, 2019 (forms still not available but will be sent out as soon as they are!)

BC Cup #1 – Prince George (For L2T skaters and up):  November 16, 2019

Kelowna Cup – December 7, 2019

BC Cup #2 – Richmond – December 14, 2019

BC Cup (Long Track) – Prince George: January 11, 2020

BC Long Track Championships – Fort St John: January 25-26, 2020

Coyote Cup (Kamloops) – February 1, 2020

BC Short Track Championships – Abbotsford: March 14-15, 2020

See you all on the ice!