Week of October 14-20

Kamloops Long BladesWeekly Update

Good luck to Sylvie as she travels to Calgary this weekend to compete in the first Western Elite Circuit competition of the season!

Important Dates:

October 14, 2019: No skating (Thanksgiving)

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!)

October 28, 2019: Halloween Skate

November 11, 2019: NO PRACTICE


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.


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 (forms still not available when this newsletter was published 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


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:

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.

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