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Nov and Dec skate times

Due to the YK Arena remaining closed for November and December we have had to adjust all our weekend ice times, and all classes will be held at Ed Jeske unless otherwise noted. Sorry for the changes!

Special 0: Monday 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Shorty Brown Rink)
Comp: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 7:30am to 9:30am
SS3: Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm to 3:00pm
SS2: Thursday 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Sunday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
SS1 Group 1 (formerly known as SS1 Sunday) – Sunday 9:30am to 10:30am (start Nov 7)
SS1 Group 2 (formerly known as SS1 Saturday) – Sunday 4:00pm to 5:00pm (starts Oct 31)
LTS Group 1 (formerly known as LTS Sunday) – Sunday 8:30am to 9:30am (starts Nov 7)
LTS Group 2 (formerly known as SS1 Saturday) – Sunday 3:00pm to 4:00pm (starts Oct 31)

Return to Ice

We have received our exemption letter and are allowed to return to the ice starting Tuesday, October 26. What does this mean for you?

1. As a part of our exemption status, YKSSC is required to have checked the vaccination status of all our skaters and coaches over the age of 12 who are eligible for vaccination. Before any of our skaters or coaches who fall into this category can get on the ice, we must have this proof of vaccination for our records. Please email proof of vaccination for your skater, or yourself if you are a coach, to ykspeedskating@gmail.com before you get on the ice. If your skater is under 12, then no action is needed, however see #2 for you as their parent if you want to come into the Multiplex.

2. Anyone who enters a City facility, such as the Multiplex, is required to show proof of vaccination. So, aside from sending it to YKSSC as noted above, you might also need to show proof of vaccination for your skater, yourself as a coach, and/or yourself if you want to come in to volunteer or spectate. We are unsure when or how the City will start doing this but please be prepared tomorrow for the possibility of showing proof of vaccination at the door to get into the building.

Basically, YKSSC needs to comply with its exemption requirements and have proof of vaccinations. Separately, the City will do their job and check for proof of vaccination for their facility. Thank you!

Speed Skate Rentals

Is your skater ready to try REAL speed skates? Speed skates can be rented from the YKSSC for a cost of $125 per season (additional cheque of $125 is required as deposit). They will come sharpened and ready to go!

We have a range of size available but limited quantities. Our amazing Skate Coordinators, Greg and Carla Skauge will be at Ed Jeske Arena at the Multiplex (in the back where our storage unit is) on the following dates for the indicated groups:

  • SS2 and SS3: Thursday, Sept 16 (7:30 – 8:30pm)
  • SS2 and SS3: Sunday, Sept 19 (3:30 – 4:30pm)
  • SS1: Thursday, Sept 30 (7:30 – 8:30pm)

If you can’t make one of these times, contact ykspeedskating@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

Congratulations to our 2021 Raffle Winners!

Grand Prize: Clipper Tripper 17’6” Kevlar Canoe
Sponsor: Overlander Sports
Winner: Larrissa Stewart

2nd Prize: Camping Package worth $1000
Sponsors: Canadian Tire and Yellowknife Beverages
Winner: Jennie Rausch

3rd Prize: Wellness Package worth $700
Sponsors: Collective Soul Space and Anytime Fitness
Winner: Sarah Leonardis

Thank you to everyone for purchasing tickets and supporting the Yellowknife Speed Skating Club! We raised just over $5,000 for our skaters (10 years+) to travel to national competitions… hopefully next year again!

YKSSC Spring Raffle

The club hasn’t had much opportunity for fundraising this year, but we also haven’t had any travel expenses! The YKSSC Board wanted to do a fundraiser in the community to raise awareness for our club and raise some travel money for next year. We are excited to announce our Spring Raffle, which will start March 6, 2021. We will draw for three prizes Sunday, May 14, 2021, 6:00pm, Multiplex Arena.

First Prize: Clipper Tripper 17’6” Kevlar Canoe. Value $3600
Second Prize: Camping Package. Value $1000
Third Prize: Wellness Package. Value $700

Justin will be reaching out to our SS3 and Comp skaters to sell tickets at the Coop on various dates over the next few months. We also need some parents to help with the transactions! We hope to sell 500 tickets, $20 each or 3 for $50. If you are not in SS3 or Comp and would like to help out, please email Justin at ykspeedskating.volu@gmail.com

Thank you to the local businesses for their donations and contributions – Overlander Sports, Collective Soul Space, Anytime Fitness, Canadian Tire, and Yellowknife Beverages.

NWTASSA Champs 2021

This year, the NWTASSA will not be able to host its annual Championship in the usual format. Instead it will be hosting a virtual championship by asking local speed skating clubs to host standard territorial events each in their own facilities in a manner that conforms to applicable public health restrictions.

The Yellowknife Speed Skating Club is hosting events for its skaters on Sunday, March 7 and 14 at Ed Jeske Arena. Skaters will skate either March 7 OR 14. Skaters will be divided by age and in a manner to make them skate with skaters of the same skill level. See below for a breakdown of dates and times (ages are as of June 30, 2020). Your skater’s time/group will be confirmed once all the registrations are in and the groups are all made.

SUNDAY, March 7

Note that ALL regular scheduled lessons will be cancelled this weekend

  • 12:45 to 1:15 – Rockets Group 1 (skaters 5 years old or younger or older SS1 skaters who are not ready to compete)
  • 1:30 to 2:00 – Rockets Group 2 (skaters 5 years old or younger or older SS1 skaters who are not ready to compete)
  • 2:15 to 3:40 – 6 to 9 years old competition – Group 1 (skaters will be grouped with skaters of comparable skill level and age)
  • 4:00 to 5:25 – 6 to 9 years old competition – Group 2 (skaters will be grouped with skaters of comparable skill level and age)

SUNDAY, March 14

  • 1:00 to 2:50 – 10 to 12 years old competition
  • 3:15 to 5:45 – 13+ years old competition

Please confirm by Tuesday, March 2 (EXTENDED DEADLINE!), whether your skater(s) will be participating or not, to Marie-Eve at ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com

If they are, please submit the following for each skater:

NAME:

DATE OF BIRTH:

ROCKET OR COMPETITION (younger skaters only):