Fri02Feb20186:00 to 8:30 am12030 River Valley Road, Edmonton, AB T5K 1L4A wonderful chance to showcase our club and members and be part of a great CBC radio segment.Mark Connelly and his crew are broadcasting live from the Victoria Pavilion and the show will feature footage and interviews of club speedskaters, their families, the Zamboni, CBC personalities on speedskates and more.Coffee and treats provided by CBCCome help showcase the club.Please sign up if you are attending so we know who is coming.Great fun last year; even more fun this year with the Olympics starting in just over 2 weeks.
Tue13Mar20185:30pm-7:30pmKinsmen Arena AFunD and Novice skaters will combine for the 2 hours at Kinsmen for an evening of fun racing.The event will start at 5:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm.Everyone welcome; skaters will get to experience a ST meet and parents will get to help out.Then we eat pizza.Results:
Sat24Mar201811:00am-5:00pmWest Edmonton Mall - Ice PalaceSpeed Skating takes over the Ice Palace at WEM for a ST meet.All abilities welcome; a great way to try out a meet with skaters from other clubs.West Edmonton Mall Fun Meet
Speed skating returns to the Ice Palace!
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 11am-5pmCome be part of the mall action!
Entries due to Diane by Friday March 16th.Link to the Volunteer sign-up page: www.volunteersignup.org/LERJC
Sat07Apr201811am-3pmVictoria Park PavilionThe annual year end social is here.Please sign up using the online signup form to let us know you are coming (and how many per family) and if you can bring a BBQ, or food or drink.Looks like we are back into winter this week; so at least that means the kids won't be playing in the mud!!Dress for outdoor activities in the snow.There will be group games and general fun outside in boots, snowpants, winter coats, hats and mitts.Sign-up link:Also, please bring any rental skates to the club side of the Pavilion
Thu30Aug20186:30 pmVictoria Park Pavilion
Wed12Sep2018Thu13Sep2018Starlight Casino (WEM)
All ESSA Members!
Our biannual casino is ESSA's most important fundraiser. Please consider volunteering on one of the two days!
September 12 - September 13
Starlight Casino (West Edmonton Mall)
For more information contact Diane Anderson (email@example.com)
Ever wondered how all the planning of a meet comes together and how those race sheets and results are generated?
Here is your opportunity to find out.
ESSA will reimburse the cost of the course.
Level 2 Meet Recorder / Coordinator and Meet Manager
September 15-16, 2018: Refresher Course
Hours: 8:30am to 4pm each day (Sept. 15 / 16) - at the host hotel, Stars Inn at the Edmonton International Airport
Cost: $100 for both days; $75 for meet manager refresher onlyClick here to be redirected to more information and registration details for the Sept. 15/16 course
Mon24Sep201818:00 - 20:00Victoria Park Pavilion
All Novice and FUNdamentals skaters are invited to Victoria Park Pavilion to rent skates for the season.
In addition there will be a short parent orientation for those parents that are new to the club. You will have a chance to learn about speed skating and ask any questions you might have.
Sun30Sep201818:00 - 19:30Clareview Arena A
You watched it in Pyeongchang, now try it in Edmonton!
ESSA is hosting a Try Speed Skating event! All ages welcome. Bring a helmet and gloves. We will provide the skates!
Sunday September 30th
18:00 - 19:30
Clareview Arena A*Since our Try It session is after the new family orientation night, we strongly suggest all interested families come to the new family orientation on Monday Sept 24 at the Victoria Pavilion, 6-8pm.Skaters can choose the skates to use on the Try It night and families can find out about the club, the programs, and meet the coaches and other skaters.
Canmore Ellis Edge CampI am pleased to announce the 7th Annual Canmore Ellis Edge Camp, Friday October 12 - Sunday October 14th, 2018.The camp is aimed at competitive youth skaters (L2T, T2T and Juniors) who wish to improve their technique.
The Head Coach for the camp is Sue Ellis from Rothesay, New Brunswick. Sue is a Level 4 NCCP coach, and 2002 US Olympic Short Track Team Head Coach. For more information about Sue and her camp, click on, http://www.ellismethod.net/bio.html, or http://www.ellismethod.net/home.html.
This will be a technical camp, the focus is working on skill development. The camp participants will watch video of Elite World Cup and Olympic skaters, and analyze the technique and motions that the skaters perform as they skate. The camp participants will then attempt to recreate the motions in dry land exercises and then transfer those skills to the ice. One of the main differences of this camp, is that the skaters will develop an understanding of the technique that they are trying to develop and why; they can then use this knowledge when they analyze their own skating in the future.
The camp will run from approximately 8:30am - 5:00pm each day, with two ice times, dry land, video analysis, and one hour for lunch.
Cost for the three days is $270 and we have a limit of 25 skaters.
Please let me know if you would like to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will welcome skaters on a first come basis up to the 25 maximum. Please share with other members in your club; coaches are always welcome to attend.
If you have any questions, please ask.
Fri 12 Oct – Sun 14 Oct 2018Where Canmore, AB, Canada (map)
Sat27Oct2018Rocky Mountain House, ABRace AnnouncementRocky Mountain House Fast is Fun ST meetOctober 27, 2018A great one-day meet.An opportunity for new skaters to experience a Short Track meet.Experienced skaters and families will be there to assist newbies.Please hand in registration forms and fees (cheque payable to ESSA, or cash) to Diane Anderson by October 18th.The form lists the date we need to submit entries to the host club.Each club sends in a summary of all skaters attending, thus the need to collect before the deadline.We will fill in your SSC number if you are new.
Tue30Oct20185:30 pmKinsmen Arena A
Details to come!
Sat03Nov2018Red Deer, ABRace AnnouncementRed Deer Short Track MeetNovember 3, 2018Kinex Arena, Red Deer, ABAll ability meetGreat starter meet for new skaters and families.Registration is online through the CSSA RAMP system$40 per skaterWarmUps begin 8:15amDay ends 4:00pm
Sat10Nov2018Sun11Nov2018Clareview Arena A
T2T and L2T events are full!
Race AnnouncementESSA Fall ClassicNov 10 & 11, 2018Clareview ArenaFunD, Novice, L2T, SpO and Open class race in the mornings.T2T race in the afternoons.Online registration this year!Numbers will be limited, so until October 13th registration is open to only AB, NWT and Yukon skaters.After that date, skaters from other provinces will be invited to fill remaining spots.See the Race Announcement notice for information on the event.
Sat24Nov2018Grande Prairie, ABRace Announcement:Peace Wapiti Speed Skating MeetGrande Prairie, ABNovember 24, 2018Join skaters in the north for a one-day meet of short track racing.Paper registration forms and fee by cheque or cash due to Diane Anderson by Thursday, November 15th.
Follow the links below for meet details and for the registration form:
Mon26Nov20186:30 pmVictoria Park Pavilion
Any skaters in our adult programs AND Intermediate or Advanced skaters requiring long track rental skates are invited down to Victoria Park Pavilion.
Monday November 26th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
In addition to your rental fee cheque you will need a $100 deposit cheque for EACH pair of skates rented, post dated to April 30, 2019.
Sat15Dec2018Victoria Park Oval
Details to come!
Sun16Dec2018Victoria Park Oval
Details to come!
Thu20Dec20186:00 pmVictoria Park Oval
Come join ESSA for our annual holiday celebration at Victoria Park Pavilion and Oval. Details to come!