A team of 17 skaters (including one from Inuvik!), 2 coaches and chaperone made a great showing in mid-November at the Edmonton Fall Classic speed skating meet. Way to go, Team!
On December 3rd, the Club will be hosting its first meet of the season so come cheer our skaters on! The Ability Meet involves all ages and abilities of skaters. Please complete the registration form and return to your coach or member of the Executive by Wednesday, November 16th.
Many volunteers are required to run this meet (set-up, timing, recording, lap-counting, water, runners, etc) so we need YOU!! Training and direction will be provided. Please contact Martin Rourke if you can help. To help keep our wonderful volunteers, coaches and officials energized and happy throughout the day food is provided. Please contact the Club email If you can help by bringing some tasty food.
Proper equipment and attire is essential to ensuring the safety of our skaters on the ice. And equipment needs change as skaters increase in skill level and speed. Please review the list of equipment requirements for your skaters group to ensure you are complient. If you find you need a particular item, a great place to order online is: I Love Speed Skating. Please talk to your coach if you have any questions or concerns or send an email to the Club.
A HUGE congrats to Wren Acorn, Sophie Clark and Grace Clark from the YKSSC who traveled to Calgary to participate in the Oktoberfest speedskating meet at the Calgary Oval, October 14-16. Everyone achieved awesome results and made our Club PROUD! Further congratulations to Hannah Clark and Jackson Christie who are training at the Calgary Oval and representing the NWT. WAY TO GO TEAM!
The Club will be hosting a skater/coach clinic on October 27th – 30th where renowned coach Debby Fisher will be on ice for all group levels to help our coaches become better coaches and also to help our skaters become better skaters! There is no fee for the clinic and the skaters just need to attend their regular program times.
Debby will also deliver a course for On-Ice Helpers Friday, October 28th 7 – 9pm and Saturday, October 29th 1 – 3pm. This course is an entry level course on the sport of speed skating and how you can assist your skater and coach as an on-ice helper. If you are a parent or friend interested in helping or just wanting more information on the sport please contact the club to register.
Please note that times for SS2, SS3, Sr Comp and the Sr. Family program (formerly called Adult) starting in October are a half hour earlier than advertised (September 25 remains unchanged).
Sunday program times from October through to end of season are provided below. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please continue to check the schedule for updated program times.
SS2 – Sunday 12:30 – 1:45pm
SS3 – Sunday 12:30 – 2:15pm
Sr Comp – Sunday 2:15 – 4:15pm
Sr Family – Sunday 4:15 – 5pm
A HUGE congratulations to two of our Club’s finest skaters who received recognition at NWT Sport North’s annual awards banquet. Wren Acorn captured the Youth Female category while Hannah Clark (skating at the University of Calgary) won the Mary Beth Miller Senior Female category for their excellence in sport. Job well done ladies!
The Club’s annual year-end BBQ, skater recognition and Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ski Club this Sunday on May 1st from 4:00-6:00pm. All families are welcome! Hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a salad/side dish or dessert to share potluck style as well as your own dishes!
A slide show of this year’s skaters will play throughout the event and we’d like to capture everyone! So please email photos you have by April 30th – apologies if we miss some skaters.
You may have glanced at the free copy of ‘The Minor Hockey News’ newspaper located at both arenas that highlights NWT hockey news as well as other amateur sports and community news. If not, check out the center-spread that profiles our Club and many of its skaters! Hardcopies will be available at the year-end BBQ/AGM.