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2014-2015 Season Gets Underway Soon

The City of Whitehorse Fall Registration Fair took place on August 23. Registration began at that time and continues throughout the season.

You can find the registration form here which shows skating times for all groups and fees for each session. Any questions please contact

  • registrar Susanne at 667-4348 or
  • equipment manager Pauline at 336-1040

All skaters are asked to arrange for skate fitting with Pauline well in advance of your first session. It is very difficult to do properly immediately before you step on the ice.

Early Ice

September ice is intended for competitive skaters attending AWG/CWG and for those skaters in the T2T/Jr/Masters group. These sessions are:

  • Tuesday Sept 16 at 6:15pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday Sept 18 at 6:15pm-7:45pm
  • Sunday Sept 21 at 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesday Sept 23 at 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday Sept 25 at 7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost for these hasn't yet been set but likely will be $50 for all 5 sessions.

September Camp

Our regular season once again kicks off on September 26-28 with our annual fall camp. We are fortunate to once again have Debby Fisher leading. Registration and information can be found here.

 

 

 

WRSSC and YASSA Annual General Meetings

AGMs for both of our organizations were held on May 25 at Takhini Hot Springs. They were well attended which bodes well for our future. Some new executive members were elected. You can view the minutes and reports on this page.

 

That's a wrap!

Our 2013-2014 season concluded Sunday March 30 with the 2014 version of the Yukon Championships. Some fine examples of racing were on display. Results can be viewed here.

 

AWG 2014 Fairbanks!

The Yukon speed skating team showed they were ready for all comers in Fairbanks March 16-22.

The team came back with a bag full of new personal best times and a few pieces of hardware as well. All 4 Juvenile boys set new PB's in all 4 of their distances. Shea set 3 new PB's. Hanna skated some nice races but had some bad luck injuring her ankle while valiantly attempting to avoid a fallen skater.

Ulu winners include:

  • Michael - bronze in 777m, silver in 1000m, silver in 666m
  • Micah - silver in 1000m
  • Shea - silver in 777m, bronze in 1500m
  • Juvenile boys relay team of Michael, Micah, Caleb, Jacob - silver

 

Here is the team:

Jacob McPherson, Caleb McPherson, Micah Taggart-Cox, Hanna Wirth, Michael Ritchie, Shea Hoffman, Coach Phil Hoffman.

AWG Team Yukon

 

Winter Camp 2014

WRSSC is please to announce that David Morrison will be leading our camp January 31- February 2. David is the Head Coach, Short Track Legacy Program at the Richmond Oval and SSC Regional Development Mentor.

This camp is one of the benefits of your WRSSC membership, there is no additional charge for members. There will be a registration form coming out soon. The tentative schedule is below:

schedule

 

AWG Trials Dec 8

WRSSC successfully held the AWG trials for 2014 AWG in Fairbanks on Sunday Dec 8. 6 skaters were vying for spots on the team. Named to the team are Hanna Wirth, Caleb McPherson, Jacob McPherson, Michael Ritchie, Micah Taggart-Cox and Shea Hoffman.

Complete results can be found here. Updated PB's are here.

 

November Club Race

WRSSC held it's first club races of the 2013-2014 season November 17.

Many new PB's and first times were set by skaters.

5 Skaters (Lucas, Caius, Micah, Michael and Shea) attended a race meet in Medicine Hat on October 26-27 and turned in some good early season results. Shea also attended the Western Canada Single Distance event in Richmond November 16-17 and experienced some good racing.

Personal bests and results are available on the Results Page.

 

 

A New Season Begins...

Registration is now available for the 2013-2014 skating season.

A link to the registration form is now available.

Skating times will be much the same as last season:

1. FUNd/L2T/New masters - Sun 5:30-6:45 pm

2. FUNd/L2T/New masters - Wed 7:00-8:00 pm

  • Skaters may register for either or both of these sessions.

3. T2T/Jr/Sr/Master - Tues 7:15-8:45, Thurs 7:00-8:30, Sun 7:00-8:30

  • Skaters may register for 2 or 3 of these sessions. Potential AWG skaters should register for 3x week.

 

 

 

 

Need some soft guards (soakers) for your skates? Here's an easy plan for making your own from scraps you probably have at home.

Soft Guards (.doc)

 

 

 

This season we will continue with the changes to our program and races as presented in "Racing On Skates", SSC's competition and events system review. Training to Train skaters and younger will be skating on a 100m track instead of the regular 111m track. As well race distances and format are changing for some groups. Please see the Competition information page for details.

For more information including a PDF version of "Racing On Skates" please refer to:

http://www.speedskating.ca/LTAD.cfm

Note: We will use LTPAD terminology instead of our old group names of Novice and Intermediate/advanced. The novice group is now referred to as Fund ( for Fundamentals/ Learning to Train stages) while the Int/Adv group is referred to as T2T (for Training to Train and following stages).