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McArthur Island Sports Centre, Kamloops

Weekly Update February 10-16

Congratulations to John and Adam who skated in the Canadian Youth Long Track Championships this weekend in Red Deer and also, congratulations to all of the skaters at yesterday’s Interior FUNale in Vernon. There were so many PBs in Vernon! If you did not receive your swag bag at the end of yesterday’s meet, please see Jodi in the equipment room to pick it up.
February 17, 2020 – NO SKATING (FAMILY DAY)Save-the-date:

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


Just a reminder that the following safety protection must be worn at all times:
  • Helmet (winter sports helmet, no bike helmets)
  • knee protection
  • neck guard
  • hand protection (cut and water resistant)
  • shin protection (even when wearing a cut proof-suit)
  • eye protection (including straps!)
  • ankle protection (either Dyneema or Kevlar ankle cuffs OR cut-resistant socks)
  • cut-resistant undergarment or Kevlar lined skinsuit (for Coyotes and up)
If you have any questions or concerns, please see one of the Coaches or Kaine/Jodi. There is a poster in the equipment room listing the protective equipment required or please refer to the following page for more details:


The next bottle drive will be Saturday February 15 in Upper Sahali. 
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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