Week of Oct 21-27

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

Good luck to Sophia, Allison, John, Caleb, Anaka, Jared, Kayleigh and Jason as they travel to Langley this weekend for their first race of the season!

Important Dates:

October 24, 2019: ILSS #1 Mini Meet (Please arrive by 5:30 to ensure that everyone is in place and ready to skate by 6:00pm!) Blade Buddies cancelled

October 28, 2019: Halloween Skate

October 31, 2019: Blade Buddies/Fast Friends/Cheetahs/Roadrunners/Coyotes cancelled (Halloween)

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

November 11, 2019: NO PRACTICE

November 28, 2019: Blade Buddies/Fast Friends cancelled, Cheetahs practice 6:30-7:30pm

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


Clothing:

Last call! If you haven’t already spoken to Wendy about ordering a new club suit, now is the time to do so! Send an email to wneville2017@gmail.com.

Equipment:

We are currently looking for a volunteer to help with fixing up the mats. Please send an email to kamloopslongblades@gmail.com if you can help out.
Also, on the subject of mats – if you are unsure of how to set them up on the ice, please speak with Coach Tyler on Mondays/Thursdays and Sandi on Tuesdays/Wednesdays. Certain mats go in specific areas of the rink. A diagram will be shared in an upcoming newsletter. Please make sure that the spacing of the mats is correct and that they the velcro is fully secured.


BC Long Track Championships – January 25-26, 2020

BC Long Track Championships will be held January 25-26, 2020 at the Pomeroy Centre in Fort St John. This meet is open to all skaters and abilities. Last year, we had 24 skaters (plus family members) travel with us on a bus. We are starting to plan our trip, so please help us by answering the following (short) survey:

BCLT Travel Survey


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: 

Salmon Arm Interclub: November 3, 2019 Ice Jam 2019 Information    Ice Jam 2019 Meet Entry Form

The deadline to let Alana know that you will be attending will be October 23, 2019 at 8pm. There will be no late registration, absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.

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


Fundraising:

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: Oct 19, 2019 at Walmart from 9 am till sold around 3 pm. Please contact Kevin at kdjbeesley@gmail.com if you are interested!

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

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


Upcoming Events:

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

Also, we will be holding a Try-it session after the training. Please sign up during practice time if you are able to help out.