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NWTSSA 2019 Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the NWTSSA Speed Skate Camp, August 21 – 25, 2019. Camp involves five days of on-ice development and dry-land training under the supervision of expert guest coaches Kaylin Irvine and Jacob Graham.

If you need skates for the camp, the cost is $25. You can try on and pick up skates on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm each night. Skates are rented from our locker room at the Multiplex (back room of the Ed Jeske ice surface). Please contact ykspeedskating@gmail.com if this scheduled time does not work and you need to make other arrangements.

Important Dates

YKSSA registration opens for 19/20 season – August 12

Camp Skate rental pick-up – August 19 and 20 from 7-8pm

NWTSSA Camp – August 21 – 25

Santa Skate – December 15

YKSSA Xmas Camp – December 27 – 29

Welcome to our 2019-20 Executive Members

President – Martin Rourke ykspeedskating@gmail.com
Vice President – Menzie McEachern
Secretary – Shelley Kapraelian
Treasurer – Jody Pellissey
Registrar – Myra Bowerman ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com
Communications Coordinator – Johanna Tiemessen
Fundraising Coordinator – Justin Nelson ykspeedskating.volu@gmail.com

Supporting Positions:

Coach Coordinator – Shane Clark
Travel Coordinator – Johanna Tiemessen
Skate Rental Coordinator – Greg and Carla Skauge

Speed Skating On-Ice Open House

Tell your friends!
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 – 3:30
Ed Jeske Rink, Multiplex
All ages welcome!

All participants must come with their own CSA-approved helmet, gloves and hockey skates. Figure skates are not permitted for speed skate practices. There will be a limited supply of speed skates available for guests to try at no cost.

All participants must sign a YKSSC waiver before getting on the ice. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to come with a parent or guardian or bring the signed waiver with them.

Email ykspeedskating@gmail.com for more information.

Dec Schedule & Jan Start Dates

Please be sure to view our December schedule and note the days we have NO ICE. Note: there is a Christmas Camp for the Competitive Skaters, January 3-5, 2019.

After a relaxing holiday season, skaters should be ready to skate again starting on Thursday, January 3 for SS2 and Comp, Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 for LTS/SS1, Monday, January 7 for Special O, and Tuesday, January 8 for SS3.

Santa Family Skate

The Club is hosting a FREE skate for all its registered skaters and families to celebrate the holiday season. Please join us on Saturday, December 22 from 4:00 – 5:00 at the Shorty Brown Arena at the Multiplex for a fun skate, cookies, hot chocolate and a visit from the ‘Big Guy’ himself. All skaters must wear a helmet please!

Upcoming Ability Meet

The YKSSC Schools Ability Meet will take place Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Ability Meet Information Flyer and Online Registration Form can be found on the Ability Meet page of our website. Deadline to register is Friday, November 16.

The registration fee of $20 (Rockets are FREE!) can be sent via EMT to ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com. Please be sure to use the password “yellowknife” and indicate which skater your transfer is for. If you prefer, cash or cheque (make out to YKSSC) can be given to Jody or Myra.

Volunteers are needed to make this event happen
Lots of on-ice and off-ice volunteers and officials are needed to run an event like this. If you are able to help, please email Martin. If you are interested in being the Food Coordinator, please email the Ability Meet Coordinator (Jody).

Remember to get your skates sharpened before the meet
You can drop your skates off with one of the Sr. Competitive skaters during their Sunday ice time. The cost is $10.

As a fundraiser for the kids who travel to out-of-town meets, we will have a Silent Auction during the Ability Meet. We have asked all skaters who travel to provide a new/used in good condition item for the Silent Auction. Please support their efforts and make some bids! If you are interested in contributing anything to this fundraiser, thank you very much and please let us know ykspeedskating@gmail.com

YKSSC Open House Skate and Bring-a-Friend to Class on Oct 14

Do you have a child that knows how to skate and is interested in trying Speed Skating? Or maybe you want to try yourself! On October 14, the Yellowknife Speed Skate Club (YKSSC) is hosting an Open House Skate and Bring-a-Friend to Class.

Ages 6 – 8 (SS1) YK Community Arena (12:00 – 1:00)
Ages 8 – 10 (SS2) Ed Jeske Rink, Multiplex (12:30 – 1:30)
Ages 10 – 12 (SS3) Ed Jeske Rink, Multiplex (1:30 – 3:00)
Ages 12+ (Senior Competitive) Ed Jeske Rink, Multiplex (4:00 – 5:00)

There is no cost to join YKSSC opportunity!
• Come out and learn what speed skating is all about.
• Play games and learn drills.
• Try out a fun and positive on-ice sport.

What skaters will need to bring:
• CSA-approved helmet and gloves.
• Hockey skates. Figure skates are not permitted as the tips make holes in the ice. There will be a limited supply of speed skates available for guests to try at no cost (only available for Multiplex classes).
• A signed waiver, which you can do before you get on the ice. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to come with a parent or guardian to sign for them. We will have waivers on hand for you to sign.