Week of Dec 2-8

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

We are skating into December! Here is what you need to know:

Important Dates:

November 9th Bottle Drive

December 5, 2019: Blade Buddies/Fast Friends cancelled, Cheetahs practice 6:30-7:30pm

December 12, 2019: Extra practice for Coyotes & up as well as Roadrunners attending BC Cup #2. Please arrive by 4:45 to help put on mats.

December 16, 2019: SANTA SKATE 6:30-7:30pm

Extra Holiday Practice (Garter Snakes and up):

December 23: 6:30-8:00pm

December 27: 6:30-8:00pm

December 30: 6:30-8:00pm

 


Equipment:

One of our older skaters, Leah has offered to sharpen skates. Please contact her at leahnturner@icloud.com!


Competitions:

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

Please remember to hand in your registration forms or send an email to Alana BEFORE the deadline listed. Deadlines for competitions will be listed here (once registration information is available) and in any emails sent out.  Plenty of notice is given out with enough time to register. Absolutely NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Upcoming competitions: 

BC Cup #2 – Richmond – December 14, 2019

BC Cup #2 is the second of two qualifiers for BC Short Track Championships. If your skater is a:

  • female, at least 8 years old as of July 1, 2019
  • male, at least 9 years old as of July 1, 2019
  • hoping to secure a spot at BC Short Track Championships (March 14-15 in Abbotsford)

….then you need to please print out and sign the following TWO forms and hand them in by Monday, December 2nd (no exceptions, as Alana needs to scan all of the forms into one document):

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

BC Long Track Championships – Fort St John: January 25-26, 2020 – We have secured group transportation with a bus! Please send an email to kamloopslongblades@gmail.com if you are interested!

Coyote Cup (Kamloops) – February 1, 2020

Interior FUNale (Vernon) – February 8, 2020

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


Fundraising:

Knots & Bolts Fundraiser:

Update on November 9th KLB Bottle Drive:

We just received notice that the net total for this bottle drive was $1712.00. That’s our 2nd largest by approx. only $60.00.

We want to thank all the club members and especially the ones that volunteered their vehicles in order to make this such a success!!

This drive went really well, all of Rayleigh was covered in only 4 hrs or less and that included lunch as well. We could have used one more

pickup truck, as our family had to make 3 trips to the bottle depot.

On another topic, Gary’s sausage and Fresh is Best Chips will be arriving on Dec.9,2019 for pickup, so please ensure that you

have or will pay Fern or Andrew before or on this date.

If anyone owes Gail money for Panago pizza or coupon books, then please see her at the rink next week, thank you.

Knots & Bolts Fundraiser:

Need stocking stuffers? The Taylor family (Dashiell & Lennox) has put together a fundraiser just in time for Christmas! Place an order for a speed skating sign or earrings, each item handmade by Knots & Bolts. The deadline to order is Monday, December 2 and orders will be delivered by Thursday, December 12. For each order placed, 50% of the proceeds will be going back to the club. Cory & Catherine Taylor will have samples at upcoming practices, as well as printouts of order forms.

Fundraising Form – Knots & Bolts

Knots & Bolts Fundraiser Info Sheet

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