Registration

Please find attached the 2018/2019 Registration forms for the upcoming skating season. Dates, times, locations and fees are all outlined on registration form. Please mail or email in your forms and fees – details on registration forms.

2018-19 Revised Registration

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9th Annual Pot Luck BBQ / Skate Fitting & Registration

Date : Saturday September 22, 2018
Time : 3:30 p.m –
Location: 11 Hilltop Place, DUNDAS
(You can park at the Sanctuary Park lot and walk down the trail , to the right)

 

Burgers & Corn will be provided.
Please e-mail us to let us know what you are bringing :
(appetizers – salads – desserts) dts@d-t-s.ca

We encourage all skaters and their families to come out !
This is a great opportunity, particularly for new club members, to come and meet other team members, our coaches and have any questions answered before the start of our regular season.
As returning members know, this is always a great opportunity to get together, get reacquainted and have some fun.

Looking forward to seeing each of you soon !

GET A HEAD START...attached is registration documents. Please fill out ahead of time and bring them and your fees to the BBQ. Thanks so much!

2018-19 Revised Registration

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Welcome Back!

Hi All !
I hope you have all been having a great summer.

It is time to start looking towards September and I know one of the first things that comes to mind is Speed Skating, so below is some information to get you back into the swing / stride of things.

First, we would like to congratulate the skaters who have qualified for the Elite Series (formerly called Provincial Series) for this coming season : Lucy Whaling, Cameron Mason, Vivien Hayter, Sarah Murray, Hayley Murray, Spencer Bladon, and Adam Johnson.
Sara Salvucci and Isaac Turkstra are on the list of alternatives.

We have picked up more hours this year at the Chedoke Arena on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. This will allow us more options and more ice time for our members to improve. Remember – practicing more times a week significantly improves the rate of improvement.
We have practices at the Dofasco Park on Sunday afternoons and Tuesdays at 5:00, while we have practices at the Chedoke Arena on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Registration is now open. Amy Nilsson is learning the new Speed Skating Canada registration process. Do not wait to register. Please contact Amy at hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com

We have early ice on the mornings of September 15th and 22nd to get everyone ready for our first ice session on September 30th. The September ice is for any returning skaters, as well as some guests from other clubs, if there is room.

The Club BBQ-Registration-Skate Fitting will be held on September 22nd at 11 Hilltop Place in Dundas.

For the older skaters, I recommend that they continue training to be ready for the season as there are preseason competitions this year starting in late September.

For those who have not really been training, please start doing something. We recommend, for the younger athletes (and require it for the older athletes) that they run cross-country with their school. It is about participation. You will be running with others, so at least, you are participating. Cross-country running will also improve your fitness, and you will become part of your school team helping to represent your school.

Some skaters have been participating in the summer training at the Chedoke Stairs most weeks. Unfortunately, I have been away more this summer than previous summers, but others have helped fill in the gaps most Wednesdays. We meet at 6 p.m. – skaters and family are welcome.

This year, we are allowing younger skaters on the ice for some sessions. Not only are we requiring speed skates for these skaters, but volunteer coaches to work with these young, learning to skate skaters. This program provides another opportunity to include more family members.

As we have room for new members in each of our sessions, please spread the word about speed skating !

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Annual General Meeting : Thursday April 5, 2018


Please remember to attend The Hamilton & Golden Horseshoe Speed Skating Clubs’ Annual General Meeting.

A gentle reminder that each family agreed, as part of team membership, to attend the end-of-season meeting.

We request that one parent / guardian per family attend the year end meeting.

Because this is the year end business meeting, it is one of the few adult only Club events.

The meeting will be held at :
Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena (Upper Meeting Room)
25 Hester St. Hamilton
@ 6 p.m.

Skate Return : Unless your skater is participating in the April ice sessions, ALL rental skates must be brought to the meeting for return to Coach Mike.

Thank you for your support

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Spring is here….time to speed skate !!!

Hamilton Speed Skating Club is offering Learn To Speed Skate sessions (for skaters new to speed skating) and additional post-season ice for those skaters interested in improving technique and skill for next season.

Introduction to Speed Skating offers skaters new to speed skating 6 on-ice sessions that will teach the fundamentals of speed skating, and give those new to the sport an opportunity to try speed skating.

For any members who have friends interested in speed skating, this would be an excellent opportunity to come out, and give the sport a try. Please feel free to forward this email and encourage them to register, come out and try speed skating.

For our experienced skaters, the 6 Junior OR 6 Intermediate / Advanced sessions will provide on-ice time to improve technique and skills.

Don’t delay – space is limited.

To secure registration in either the Learn To Speed Skate program, the Junior OR the Intermediate / Advanced Sessions :

1. E-mail your skater’s name, age and program of interest to :
hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com
2. Once I receive your email, I will forward a confirmation and a copy of the
registration form.

Location : Chedoke Arena (Red Rink)
91 Chedmac Drive, HAMILTON, ON L9C 7R5

Dates / Times & Fees

Introduction To Speed Skating $120.00 Junior Speed Skating $120.00
(includes skate rental & insurance)

Fri. Apr. 6 6-7 pm Fri. Apr. 6 6-7 pm
Sat. Apr. 7 1-2 pm Sat. Apr. 7 1-2 pm
Fri. Apr. 13 6-7 pm Fri. Apr. 13 6-7 pm
Sat. Apr. 14 1-2 pm Sat. Apr. 14 1-2 pm
Fri. Apr. 20 7-8 pm Fri. Apr. 20 7-8 pm
Sun. Apr. 22 1-2 pm Sun. Apr. 22 1-2 pm

Post-Season Intermediate / Advanced Skaters Cost $200.00

Fri. Apr. 6th 7-9 pm Sat. Apr.7th 2-4 pm
Fri. Apr. 13th 7-9 pm Sat. Apr. 14th 2-4 pm
Fri. Apr. 20th 8-10 pm Sun. Apr. 22nd 2-4 pm

Payment can be made (in full) by : cash, cheque (Hamilton Speed Skating Club) or e-transfer (hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com)

Looking forward to skating fast and having fun !!!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com

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It’s Almost Here! Western Regional #4 Speed Skating Meet

This is a reminder for all of our skaters and their families that we will be hosting our annual speed skating meet, this Monday Feb. 19th, 2018 at Mainway Arena in Burlington. Warm ups start at 8am.

To review the revised list of volunteer roles click here : volunteer list

Also, we will require everyone’s help taking down and transporting the safety mats before and after the meet.

Please also remember to bring your food donation for the volunteers and if you have not already brought in your items for the silent auction table, please do so on the day of the meet.

If this is your first meet, please review the attached document, for what to expect during our meet. Competitions – what you should know.

Please send any questions you may have to hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and help.

It takes a team to support our team.

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Upcoming Reminders

Tuesday January 23 – Parent Meeting
We are hoping to have a Parent Meeting during and Tuesday afternoon’s practice.

First , we need HELP from parents (2nd season and older skaters) organizing a membership drive to recruit club membership. We need marketing ideas and a team to execute a plan that will attract members and grow our clubs. Think about what skills, what connections, what strategies you have that would help us grow our membership.

This being an Olympic year is an excellent time to generate interest in our clubs , but we need help.

Our Board members and coaching staff are willing to help with the plan, but we need YOUR help generating and organizing and executing this plan.

Please plan on attending this meeting on Sunday shortly after the first hour skaters get onto the ice. We will meet in the lobby area directly outside the arena doors.

Speed Skating Meet – Family Day Feb. 19th 2018 Mainway Arena

Second, our Club (Hamilton-Golden Horseshoe) hosts its annual, regional skating competition on Family Day (Monday February 19th) in Burlington at Mainway Arena. The success of this meet is dependent on the contribution of our members in volunteer roles. Mike will be assigning parents to specific roles. Other than our first year parents / skaters, each of our members is asked to contribute in a volunteer role to support the success of this meet. More details to follow.

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December Reminders

The Christmas Cheer Wine Raffle

As one of our only fundraisers, we are asking families donate one bottle per skater.

If you have not made your donation yet, please bring your donation to your practice this week. Our volunteers need time to prepare and wrap the baskets.

Raffle tickets and money can be retuned at the Christmas party (December 10th).

Thank you so much for your time and efforts supporting our skaters and our clubs.

HSSC & GHSSC Christmas Party
Sunday December 10th @ 1pm
Sherman Arena (upstairs)

All skaters and their families are welcome ! Lunch will be served, games provided for the kids and of course, this is a great chance to get to know your fellow skating families. It’s a fun day.

A group meal has been created under PerfectPotluck.com by clicking here.
Sign up to contribute something tasty to our festive feast.

Any questions, please contact Karen at salvucci@cogeco.ca

Don’t forget about our festive mini-meet after our festive feast !

Open Free Skate

After our Christmas Party and mini meet, join us for our open free skate to celebrate #Canada150!

 

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Results from Regional and Provincial Meets

Congratulations to all of our skaters that have participated in skating meets, so far this year! Attached is a list of protocols from the various meets. Well done, everyone!

Provincial Meets

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Regional Meets

Brampton+Protocol

KWL+Protocol

Otawa protocol

WR1+Oakville+Protocol

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Upcoming Provincial Meets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in participating in any of the upcoming Provincial competitions, please :
a) send me an e-mail indicating your intent to participate (hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com)
b) download, print and complete the registration form(s)
c) bring your completed registration form(s) and payment (cash or cheque) to your next practice

Provincial Series # 1: CAMBRIDGE : November 4th & 5th
E-mail intent to register no later than Tuesday October 24th @ 5:00 p.m

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Cambridge_PS1_waiver_2017

Provincial Series # 2 : CLARINGTON : November 24th & 25th
E-mail intent to register no later than Tuesday November 14th @ 5:00 p.m.

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Clarington_PS2_Nov_2017_Registration

Have fun and skate fast!

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