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Week of February 17-23

The winter season is winding down…only 4 more weeks to go! Good luck to Adam, John and Rebecca as they head up to Fort St John to compete in the BC Winter Games! Cameron and Leah will be joining them, volunteering as Officials at the competition.
February 27, 2020: NO practice for Blade Buddies, Cheetahs, Roadrunners or Coyotes. Ice scheduled for Garter Snakes and Rattlesnakes only.


Summer Speed and Masters Speed Skating Camp at Calgary Olympic Oval: July 13-18, 2020 Registration will open in February 2020.

Upcoming competitions: 

ILSS Sanctioned Mini-Meet #2 – March 12, 2020 – during practice time. All skaters will be automatically entered. Please let your coach know if your child will not be attending.

BC Short Track Championships – Abbotsford: March 14-15, 2020

The online calendar listing the competitions available for your skater can be found here: BCSSA Events & Results

Skill testing has started and will continue until the end of the season!

Skill Testing information sheets have or are being handed out to the skaters Roadrunners and up.  Please make sure that you get your copy and read it over and become familiar with your skills.  Every level has at least 1 very difficult skill that will take practice.
KLB has open ice time from 5:00-6:00 pm on Thursdays. Coach Karen is willing to be on the ice for skaters that wish to come and use this time to practice their skills for testing.  It is available for Roadrunners, Coyotes, Rattlesnakes etc, but no Cheetahs.  The ice time will have little structure, the skaters will mainly work on their own with assistance from Karen.  All skaters should have received their sheet of the skills they are going to be tested, so bring that along and use it to practice the skills that need it the most.  Please note that skaters can also be tested at that time if they are ready. However, Karen doesn’t want to be there and no skaters show up, so please let her know if you plan to attend:  kar-mac4@telus.net, or you can talk to her at the arena.
Coach Karen


Remember to sharpen skates regularly! Dull blades are unsafe and no fun to skate on!


Krispie Kreme Donut Fundraiser on March 7th, 2020. If you are able to help out, please email karendhill@shaw.ca.

Skate-a-Thon: Date TBA

Have a good week!
Kamloops Long Blades skate and take part in dryland activities on the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc’ulucw, the unceded territory of the Secwépemc people. We respect and acknowledge the Indigenous peoples of this land, known as Turtle Island, and thank them for allowing us to live, learn and manage our association on their territory
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