Events

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pmVictoria Park Pavilion

    This is your chance to help guide ESSA into the 2017-2018 season!  Join us for the ESSA Annual General Meeting (AGM).

    Thursday June 15th, 7:00 PM
    Victoria Park Pavilion

    At this time we will be electing a new executive committee as well as several other non-executive volunteer positions.  If you are interested in any of these positions or are looking for more information on any of them please contact Diane Anderson (programcoordinator@edmontonspeedskating.ca) in advance of the AGM.

    Note that this season we are looking to have a parent representative for each of our skating groups (FUNdamentals, Novice, Intermediate, Adult/Masters).  These are new positions created in our continuing effort to improve our communication to all of our groups.  These representatives will be the first line of contact for parents in these groups.  They will help answer any questions, and attend executive meetings when possible.

    2017-2018 Volunteer Positions are listed below (italics indicates we do not yet have anyone who has expressed interest in filling this position).

    Elected Executive:
    President
    Vice President
    Treasurer
    Program Coordinator
    Registrar
    Secretary

    Other Volunteer Positions:
    Coaching Coordinator
    Social Coordinator
    Assistant Social Coordinator
    Communications
    Skate Rentals

    Officials Committee
    Marketing
    School Programs Coordinator (reports to Program Coordinator)
    FUNdamentals Parent Representative
    Novice Parent Representative
    Intermediate Parent Representative
    Adult/Masters Representative

  • Wed
    23
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pmVictoria Park Pavilion

    We have two skate rental events planned for late August.  (If you haven't registered for the 2017/2018 season yet, registration is open now!)

    • If you are enrolled in the Sue Ellis camp, you will need to attend the FIRST event to get your skates.
    • If you are in Intermediate or Advanced but not attending the Sue Ellis camp, you can attend either event (your training begins in September).
    • If you are in Novice or FUNdamentals and not attending the Sue Ellis camp your rental event will be held in SEPTEMBER in conjunction with 'New Family Night' (your training begins in October).

    IMPORTANT:

    1. You will need a cheque for the short track skate rental ($150 for children 10+, and $100 for children 9 and under).  You can write a single cheque if renting multiple pairs of skates.
    2. You will need a deposit cheque ($100) for EACH pair of skates rented.  The cheque should be dated April 30, 2018.  This cheque will be returned to you or destroyed when you return the skates.

    EVENT #1
    August 23, 7:00-8:00 PM
    Victoria Park Pavilion

    EVENT #2
    August 29. 7:00-8:00 PM
    Victoria Park Pavilion

  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    Clareview Recreation Centre

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

    ESSA is thrilled to announce that we have secured former US national team short track coach Sue Ellis to hold a camp in Edmonton August 25-27, 2017.  This is truly a fantastic opportunity for our skaters to receive world class instruction right here in our own city!

    Space is limited.  Only 30 spots are available for the camp and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  ESSA members are invited to take advantage of the exclusive registration window through June 14th.  See the link below for all the camp information and registration details.

    Sue Ellis Camp Schedule and Information

    ESSA

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
  • Tue
    29
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pmVictoria Park Pavilion

    We have two skate rental events planned for late August.  (If you haven't registered for the 2017/2018 season yet, registration is open now!)

    • If you are enrolled in the Sue Ellis camp, you will need to attend the FIRST event to get your skates.
    • If you are in Intermediate or Advanced but not attending the Sue Ellis camp, you can attend either event (your training begins in September).
    • If you are in Novice or FUNdamentals and not attending the Sue Ellis camp your rental event will be held in SEPTEMBER in conjunction with 'New Family Night' (your training begins in October).

    IMPORTANT:

    1. You will need a cheque for the short track skate rental ($150 for children 10+, and $100 for children 9 and under).  You can write a single cheque if renting multiple pairs of skates.
    2. You will need a deposit cheque ($100) for EACH pair of skates rented.  The cheque should be dated April 30, 2018.  This cheque will be returned to you or destroyed when you return the skates.

    EVENT #1
    August 23, 7:00-8:00 PM
    Victoria Park Pavilion

    EVENT #2
    August 29. 7:00-8:00 PM
    Victoria Park Pavilion

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017
    Canmore, AB

    Please find information for the 2017 Canmore Labour Day Camp below.  This camp is targeted at all skaters in the FUNdamentals, Learn to Train (L2T), and Train to Train (T2T) groups.  If you are unsure if this camp is a good fit for your child, please contact Diane Anderson (programcoordinator@edmontonspeedskating.ca) or Jason  Thomas (development@edmontonspeedskating.ca).

    Canmore Labour Day Camp Information and Registration

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    7:15 pmClareview Arena A

    Do you know a child aged 3-17 who would like to TRY SPEED SKATING?  Here is your chance!

    TRY SPEED SKATING with ESSA
    Thursday September 21st
    Clareview Arena A
    6:45 - 8:15 PM (on ice 7:15 - 8:15)

    All you need to bring is a helmet and gloves. ESSA will have speed skates in many sizes for skaters to try.  We will begin distributing skates at 6:45 PM.  Participants will have the chance to be on the ice 7:15-8:15 PM with guidance from ESSA skaters (come and go as you please).  Join us and see what this wonderful sport is all about!  There's still time to join our fall and full season programs.

    Participants should be able to stand on skates and propel themselves forward without hanging on to the boards.

    Adults are also welcome to try speed skating at this time, but note that ESSA currently only offers long track programming to new adult skaters (December - March outdoors at Victoria Oval).

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 pmVictoria Park Pavilion

    September 25, 2017 Skate Rental and New Family Orientation
    Victoria Park Pavilion
    12030 River Valley Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2M6
    Starts at: 6:30 PM

    IMPORTANT:

    1. You will need a cheque for the short track skate rental ($150 for children 10+, and $100 for children 9 and under).  You can write a single cheque if renting multiple pairs of skates.
    2. You will need a deposit cheque ($100) for EACH pair of skates rented.  The cheque should be dated April 30, 2018.  This cheque will be returned to you or destroyed when you return the skates.

    Prior to attending the skate rental & orientation event, skaters need to register in a program suitable for their age and skill ability; here are some options:

    FUNdamentals (October - March)
    FUNdamentals half season (October - December)
    Novice (October - March)
    Novice half season (October - December)
    (Winter only programs including our adult long track programs will be available for registration in the fall).
    See the website for program and registration details.
    Be sure to read the Registration Guide before registering.
    Questions?  Contact the club registrar at registrar@edmontonspeedskating.ca

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    7:45 pmClareview Arena

    Join AASSA director for skater development to learn about what to expect for the T2T and Junior classifications.  Attendance for all parents in with kids in these groups is highly recommended.  Topics include:

    • Important competitions and qualifiers
    • Safety requirements
    • Q & A
  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017
  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    Family Leisure Centre
    Race Announcement
    Medicine Hat Ability Meet
    October 21 & 22, 2017
    Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre
    All ages are invited to register for this 2 day meet.
    Registration form and fee ($65 per skater) are due by Wednesday October 11.
    You can hand them in to Diane Anderson or Keri McFarlane
    If you need more information, please contact Diane (programcoordinator@edmontonspeedskating.ca)
  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017
    Legends Centre, Warman, SK
    Race Announcement

    Saskatoon Short Track Meet

    WHEN:                 Saturday, October 28th, 2017 and Sunday, October 29th, 2017

    WHERE:               Warman, Saskatchewan, Legends Centre, 701 Centennial Blvd.,

    ENTRY FEES:      All Groups: $60 first skater in family,

                                                    $50 second skater in family

                                                    $50 third and every additional family skater

                                                    $ 5 Active Start Group

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please submit registration form and fee to Chris Padbury by Thursday October 19th.

    Note: extra waivers in the entry package to be completed.
  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Baytex Energy Centre
    Northern Lights Speed Skating Club
    November 4, 2017
    All Ages
    Our friend's to the north invite you to participate in their 1 day all ages meet in Peace River.
    Registration form, fee and waiver are due October 23rd to Diane Anderson or Keri McFarlane.
  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Kinex Arena
    Race Announcement
    Red Deer Short Track Ability Meet
    November 4, 2017
    Red Deer, Alberta
    Join fellow skaters of all ages for the ever popular, one day short track meet hosted by the Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club.
    A short drive down Highway 2 and a nice low key meet to introduce new skaters to a short track meet, and a good warm up competition for returning skaters.
    Please submit the registration form and fee to Diane Anderson or Keri McFarlane by Wednesday October 25th.
  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017
    Clareview Recreation Center Arena “A”, 3804 139 Ave NW, Edmonton AB
    Coaches meeting 1:00pm Friday Nov 10th; will be held other days only if needed.
    T2T and Open Class (NOTE: schedule may adjust depending on final numbers):

    • Friday warm-up 1:30pm, racing ends 7:00pm after relays
    • Saturday warm-up 1:00pm, racing ends approx. 7:30pm
    • Sunday warm-up 12:00pm, racing ends approx. 5pm

    L2T and SpO (NOTE: schedule may adjust depending on final numbers):

    • Saturday warm-up 7:30am, racing ends 1:00pm
    • Sunday warm-up 7:30am, racing ends 11:30am

    CanWest Qualifier

    2019 Canada Winter Games SpO Qualifier
    Volunteer to be part of the weekend of ST excitement.

     

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017
    Coca Cola Centre, Grande Prairie
    Peace Wapiti Short Track Meet
    November 25, 2017
    Grande Prairie, AB
    BUS TRIP!!!
    The club is chartering a bus to fill with ESSA skaters and accompanying parents to support one of the Northern Alberta club meets.
    The bus will leave Friday afternoon (time and location TBA) and return after the meet on Saturday (yes it will be a late return, sleep in Sunday).
    Registration form and fees due back to Diane Anderson or Keri McFarlane by Wednesday November 15th.
    Please sign up as well on the online form ASAP so we know numbers.
    First come, first serve to fill the bus.
    Bus fee is $25 per person. Use the link below to confirm your spot on the bus!
    Hotel Information - ESSA has a block of rooms at the following hotel.  Each family is responsible to book and pay for their rooms.
  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 pmVictoria Park Pavilion

    Long track season starts December 4th!

    If you need to rent long track skates for the season, please plan to attend our long track skate rental event.

    Monday November 27th
    Victoria Park Pavilion
    6:30 - 8:00 PM

    For all ADULT groups:

    • 1 cheque for skate rental ($140 for clap skates, $100 for fixed blade skates)
    • 1 cheque for skate rental deposit ($100 dated April 30, 2018)

    For Intermediate and Advanced short track skaters:

    • 1 cheque per family for skate rental
    • Clap skates $140 (or $100 if you already rented short track skates)
    • 1 cheque for skate rental deposit for EACH pair of skates rented (dated April 30, 2018)

    Contact Chris Padbury (vicepresident@edmontonspeedskating.ca) if you have any questions.

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    Servus Sports Centre, Lloyminster AB
    Lloydminster Border Blades
    Fire on Ice
    December 2, 2017
    Lloydminster, AB
    All ages ability meet at the edge of Alberta!
    Please submit forms and fees by November 23 to Diane Anderson.
    Meet registration limited to the first 125 skaters.
  • Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017
  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 amVictoria Park Oval 12030 River Valley Road, Edmonton, AB T5K 1L4

    2017 ESSA Winter Classic LT Meet

    Please click on the link for details.

  • Sun
    17
    Dec
    2017
    9:00 amVictoria Park Oval 12030 River Valley Road, Edmonton, AB T5K 1L4

    AB 2017 LT Camp AASSA Camps Waiver Form 2017-18 AASSA Camps Waiver Form Minor 2017-18

    Please click on the links above for information on this second annual LT camp.

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    6:00 to 8:30 am12030 River Valley Road, Edmonton, AB T5K 1L4
    A 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 CBC
    Come 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.
  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2018
  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018
  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    5:30pm-7:30pmKinsmen Arena A
    FunD 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:
  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018
  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    11:00am-5:00pmWest Edmonton Mall - Ice Palace
    Speed 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
  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    11am-3pmVictoria Park Pavilion
    The 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
  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018
  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018
    6:30 pmVictoria Park Pavilion
  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018
    Mon
    03
    Sep
    2018
    Canmore, Alberta

    Please find below the registration form and information for the Banff/Canmore Speed Skating Club's 2018 Labour Day Camp.

    Information and Registration

  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018
  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018
    Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    Starlight 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)
    VOLUNTEER

    For more information contact Diane Anderson (programcoordinator@edmontonspeedskating.ca)

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    Edmonton, AB

    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.
    Great opportunity.
    Level 2 Meet Recorder / Coordinator and Meet Manager
    Edmonton, AB
    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 only

    Upcoming Officials Courses

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    18:00 - 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.

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    18:00 - 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.

    Check out our programs!

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    14
    Oct
    2018
    Canmore, Alberta

    Canmore Ellis Edge Camp

    I 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: ianmellors@shaw.ca. 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.

    Ian

    When
    Fri 12 Oct – Sun 14 Oct 2018
    Where
    Canmore, AB, Canada (map)
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