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Welcome to the 2015-2016 Speed Skating Season

Registration is now open for the upcoming season. You may download the required form here: PDF version Word doc version.

For any questions please contact our registrar Elaine at yukonspeedskating@gmail.com

 

Early Ice

For our experienced skaters we have “early ice” booked, cost is $10/session:

Tues Sept 15 6:15-7:45

Thurs Sept 17 6:15-7:45

Sun Sept 20 7:00-8:00

Tues Sept 22 6:15-7:45

Thurs Sept 24 6:15-7:45

September Camp

Our first camp of the season will run Sept 25-27 with Debby Fisher once again leading us. Details will be available in September.

Regular Season Ice Times

Regular season ice times have changed this season.

FUNd/L2T/New masters Sun 4:00-5:15 pm

FUNd/L2T/New masters Wed 4:45-6:00pm

T2T/Jr/Sr/Master Tues 5:30-7:00,

Thurs 5:30-7:00,

Sun 5:30-7:00

 

 

 

 

Yukon Championships 2015

Another successful season is in the books. We wrapped up with the annual Yukon Championships on Sunday March 29. Twenty two skaters took part and combined for 33 new personal best times. Results are here. New PB's are here.

 

Thanks to all of our supporters and officials.

David Knight: Referee
Elaine Carlisle: Recorder
Agnes Riediger : Clerk
Susanne Wirth: Starter

Mark Ritchie: Chief Timer
John Eric Peterson: Timer
Jody Cox : Timer
Marty Ritchie : Timer

Terice Reimer : Chief Place Judge
Julie MacPherson: Place Judge

Tara McKinnon: Lap Counter
Gina : Lap Counter
Malcolm Taggart: Lap Counter

Donald Fortune
Hanna Wirth
Phil Hoffman : Track Stewards
Barry Sugden
Pauline Craig

Hanna Wirth: Awards/Prizes

 

November 22 race results - are now available here.

Registration and Skates

Registration Information and form is here.

Any questions about registration can be directed to

  • registrar Susanne at 667-4348

Skate or equipment questions can be directed to

  • equipment manager Pauline at 336-1040

 

 

Regular Season Schedule

Group 1 (FUNd/L2T - new skaters)

Sunday 5:30-6:45pm

Wednesday 5:45-7:00pm

 

Group 2 (T2T/Jr/masters)

Sunday 7:00-8:30pm

Tuesday 7:15-8:45pm

Thursday 7:00-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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).