Week of Sept 2-Sept 8

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

Welcome to a brand new season, skaters!

Here is the first of the weekly updates for the 2019-2020 season where you will find important information such as practice times, skate fittings, upcoming competitions, fundraisers and more!

Skate Fitting Session:

The next skate fitting session will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at McArthur Island. This will be for any skater that did not get skates fitted this summer or have already outgrown their skates. Also, if a Coach has spoken with your skater about getting longer blades, this session is for you, too! Please rsvp at kamloopslongblades@gmail.com.

The next skate fitting session will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at McArthur Island. This will be for any skater that did not get skates fitted this summer or have already outgrown their skates. Also, if a Coach has spoken with your skater about getting longer blades, this session is for you, too! Please rsvp at kamloopslongblades@gmail.com.

Also, if your skater is a Blade Buddy or a Fast Friend, please attend the skate fitting session on September 5th (6:00 -7: 00 pm) OR September 9th between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.

Equipment:

Please remember to wear your required protective equipment to all practices on ice! For a reminder of what is required, please check out the following link: http://www.kamloopslongblades.ca/equipment/

Also, a reminder that protective equipment that belongs to the club should only be used on a temporary basis. Check out https://www.ilovespeedskating.com/ for any missing items!

Practice:

Our first practice of the regular season will be Monday, September 9th at McArthur Island. Please note the practice times for your skater:

Blade Buddies: Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm

Fast Friends: Thursdays 4:45-5:30 pm

Cheetahs: Monday 6:30-7:30 pm & Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm

Roadrunners: Monday & Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm

Coyotes: Monday & Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm

Garter Snakes: Three nights a week (Monday and Thursday from 8:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday or Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm)

Rattlesnakes: Monday & Thursday 8:00-9:00 pm/Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30-9:00 pm

Prickly Pears:  Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30-9:00 pm

Fundraising:

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

Our first fundraising event will be a Krispy Kreme donut sale on Saturday September 14 at Walmart. We need 16 people in total, beginning at 9 am (4 people for each 2 hour block) Please contact Kevin at kdjbeesley@gmail.com if you wish to participate.

Competitions:

The 2019-2020 Competitions Bulletin has been released by BCSSA. This bulletin outlines the eligibility, seeding, and format for provincial-level competitions, including the BC Cups, BC Championships and FUNales: 2019-2020 Competitions Bulletin

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

However, we will also have a list of upcoming competitions including registration deadlines (when they become available!) in the weekly update, too!