Week of Sept 9-15

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

Welcome to a brand new season of speed skating! Here is what you need to know:

Skate Fitting:

If you have missed one of the skate fitting sessions, please send an email to kamloopslongblades@gmail.com to make sure that Jodi or Kaine can be there to help you out. There are already several new skaters scheduled for fittings this evening, so please take note that if your Cheetah still needs skates and you have yet to schedule a fitting, you may not be able to get them before practice this evening!

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. Please note that we are still looking for 3 to 4 other people at 3 pm until all product is sold!

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

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

Save-the-date:

Langley Interclub: October 19, 2019

Salmon Arm Interclub: November 3, 2019

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 – 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 this week!