Category Archives: News

2022 Canada Cup #1 and TEAM BC Canada Winter Games Long Track Selection Trials

DECEMBER 9-11, 2022 FORT ST JOHN

Meet Coordinator: Katharine North

Entry Deadline
The entry deadline for Canada Cup 1 will be the Monday December 5th, 2022. 
Entry Criteria
Athletes must be minimum C2 Junior in order to be eligible to compete
In order to be eligible to race in Canada Cup 1, athletes must have achieved a valid qualifying time as listed in Appendix C of the SSC High Performance Bulletin 202
Provinces that are using the Canada Cup 1 for provincial team selection and would like to enter athletes who have not met the time standards listed in Appendix C, will be required to submit the name(s), distance(s), and best time(s) in each Individual Distance to the HPAC-LT minimum of one week prior to the entry deadline of the competition. Skaters whose names have been submitted to the HPAC-LT one week prior to the entry deadline may be added to the entry list of Canada Cup 1 at the sole, full and absolute discretion of the Chair. Should the athlete(s) be added to Canada Cup 1, they will not be included in the official Canada Cup 1 results and as a result will not be included on the Canadian Ranking List. 

BC Athletes please contact Chris Acton for assistance with submitting to the HPAC-LT at chris.acton@speedskatingbc.ca by Nov 21, 2022.

• Other athletes may be added at the sole, full and absolute discretion of the Chair.

  WomenMen
Day 1Friday Dec 9th500m 1500m500m 1500m
Day 2Saturday Dec 10th1000m 3000m1000m 5000m
Day 3Sunday Dec 11th500m (2) 1000m (2) Mass Start Team Pursuit*500m (2) 1000m (2) Mass Start Team Pursuit*
* Time dependent out of competition race for CWG preparation

Information

Further information may be found on the SSC Event Page or High Performance Bulletin 202

Thursday practice times will be updated and available on the SSC Event Page Other practice ice is by special request and will be at the athletes expense if it is available.

Athletes must bring their own armbands. 

Accommodations

The Pomeroy Group has provided special rates for the events at 3 local hotels. The details are provided in this PDF document or below. 

Please note that the Stonebridge Hotel is not included in this group anymore.

Registration Options & Pricing

OptionPrice
Canada Cup 1$110.00
CWG team selection$110.00
Canada Cup 1 & CWG selection trial$110.00

Meet Coordinator contact information:

Phone: 250-262-6590

 email: fsjelksmeetcoordinator@gmail.com

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event.  Please email Karen at karen.masonbennett@gmail.com for further information.

BC Open Long Track Event Results

BC Open Long Track 

March 5 and 6, 2022 

Club 500m-1  Results1500m  Results500m-2  Results1000m  Results500m-3  Results3000  Results5000  Results
Junior/Senior/Masters
Avalin Alexander Fort St. John 1:04,15 3:40,40 DNS – – – 
Sidney Bennie Fort St. John 0:45,51 2:22,30 0:46,71 1:32,94 – – 8:48,52
Andrew Blackmore Grande Prairie 0:48,75 2:39,63 0:48,35 1:40,22 – 
Brooke Braun Fort St. John 0:45,10 n/a 0:45,33 1:31,25 0:45,68 – 
Katherine Brynjolfson Burnaby 0:55,69 2:52,47 0:55,01 1:51,58 – 6:19,46 
Wilfred Chan Vancouver 0:44,65 2:24,21 0:44,50 1:30,00 0:44,60 – 
Stanley Chang Vancouver 0:55,31 2:57,57 0:56,07 1:56,39 – 6:32,57 
Trevor Chang Vancouver 0:50,36 2:50,65 0:55,31 1:44,08 – 5:55,33 
Karen Doolan Burnaby 1:07,23 3:41,78 1:06,39 2:19,26 – 7:56,15 
Keven Fitzpatrick Vancouver 0:47,20 2:20,98 0:46,17 DNF – – 9:08,87
Mason Floriant Fort St. John 0:41,95 2:14,10 0:41,53 1:24,98 – – 8:37,30
Jeff Hamilton Vancouver 0:46,25 2:34,00 0:46,38 1:36,94 – 5:40,62 
Jack Hanson Fort St. John 0:42,88 2:09,22 – 1:25,69 – – DNS
Kieran Hanson Fort St. John – – – 1:22,33 – – 
Malcolm Kennett Burnaby 0:55,30 2:44,90 0:54,05 1:46,72 – 5:53,10 
Cheyanne Key Fort St. John 0:50,40 2:44,42 0:50,02 1:43,62 – 5:53,97 
Benjamin Konwicki Prince George 0:43,97 2:15,00 0:44,41 1:27,51 – – 8:37,30
Nicole Law Vancouver DQ 2:49,98 0:49,72 1:45,46 0:48,98 – 
Willa Ludeman Ridge Meadows 0:54,57 2:56,37 0:54,75 1:51,45 – 6:15,43 
Austin MacGregor Fort St. John 0:44,26 2:18,63 0:43,70 1:28,68 – – 8:52,05
Matthew Mitchell Fort St. John 0:43,18 2:12,05 0:43,16 1:25,95 – – 7:45,17
Hannah North Fort St. John 0:48,42 2:26,33 0:47,99 1:37,41 – – 9:05,91
Sofia Paredes Heidemann Vancouver 0:57,19 2:58,63 0:56,08 1:54,72 – 6:27,46 
Kim Reid Burnaby 0:49,97 2:34,32 0:49,49 1:41,99 – 5:30,98 
Diane Silzer Burnaby 0:51,24 2:34,89 0:50,93 1:42,80 – 5:31,08 
Beth Smith Port Coquitlam 0:48,29 2:28,33 0:47,64 1:35,55 – 5:11,13 
Katherine Wagner Burnaby 0:49,22 2:47,59 0:50,77 DNF 4997 – 

BC Open Long Track 

March 5 and 6, 2022 

Results

Club 500m-1  Results1500m  Results500m-3  Results
U16
Subhaan Ahmed Fort St. John 0:48,66 2:41,79 0:49,79
Naomi Anderson Dawson Creek 1:01,77 3:49,37 1:02,12
Mattias Daniels Ridge Meadows 0:45,61 2:17,07 0:44,70
Kallum Dunn Fort St. John 0:49,74 2:38,77 0:50,30
Leander Ebbott Vanderhoof 0:48,85 2:32,27 0:48,91
Manuela Escobar Ballen Richmond 0:51,22 2:46,27 0:52,78
Hayden Gjerlaug Grande Prairie 0:47,70 DQ 0:47,42
Talia Halperin Kelowna 0:51,99 3:05,04 0:52,65
Maria Hansen Fort St. John 0:47,73 2:31,43 0:48,06
Sarah Hanson Fort St. John 0:49,51 2:34,34 0:49,78
Theory Havelka Langley 0:48,78 2:34,23 0:49,08
Finley Ludeman Ridge Meadows 0:48,22 2:32,97 0:47,61
Connor Mason-Bennett Fort St. John 0:44,86 2:19,92 0:45,70
Caleb Van Der Merwe Kamloops 0:47,62 2:32,47 0:47,05
Nolan Vansickle Prince George 1:01,23 2:44,31 0:48,82
Nora Wagner Burnaby 0:49,39 2:34,75 0:51,08

BC Open Long Track 

March 5 and 6, 2022 

Results

Club 500m-1  Results500m-3  Results
Taha Ahmed Fort St. John 1:06,28 1:06,66
Tara Ashrafi Fort St. John 0:55,48 0:56,24
Eli Bernard Prince George 0:58,69 0:58,52
Derian Boechler Grande Prairie 1:10,65 0:58,91
Keidis Corrigan Kamloops 0:53,22 0:53,28
Aleksandra Gawlak Grande Prairie 1:03,57 1:00,63
Erik Hansen Fort St. John 0:56,45 0:56,02
Arya Jahns Burnaby 0:52,20 0:51,93
Daniel Jin Vancouver 0:51,02 0:50,92
Heath Kennett Burnaby 0:47,86 0:48,36
Meena Litt Kamloops 0:50,59 0:50,42
Jacob Paradela Salmon Arm 0:59,46 1:00,38
Arjen Pos Fort St. John 1:07,17 1:09,37
Jared Roberts Kamloops 0:58,38 0:48,36
Kayleigh Roberts Kamloops 1:00,04 1:00,04
Arjen Sander Vancouver 0:56,38 0:55,30
Megan Vansickle Prince George 0:53,82 0:53,43
Max Wu Fort St. John 0:55,64 0:54,92
Special Olympics
Gabriella MCGillvray Dawson Creek 1:24,18
Michael Ryder Dawson Creek 1:03,88
Kianna Sherk Dawson Creek 1:49,25

BC Open Long Track

BC Open Long Track
March 5th and 6th, 2022
Pomeroy Sport Centre
9324-96 St, Fort St John, BC V1J 6V5

Meet type: Long Track Ability and Long Track FUNale (no time standards are in
place)
Sanctions: SSBC and SSC
Track: 400m as per SSC Regulations
First Aid: In accordance with SSBC and SSC Regulations
Covid Protocols: Vaccine passports required for all attendees over 12 years of age
as well as the other event protocols.
Entry Fees: Long Track Ability $90.00 Long Track FUNale $45.00
Feb 12th FUNale is now open to all skaters in the province
Registration deadline is February 23rd at 9pm. Spaces in each category are limited.
Registration: IceReg https://icereg.ca/#!/events/BCOpenLT
Coaches meeting/Olympic Draw: Friday March 4th at 7pm via Google Meet
Schedule:
Long Track Academy Friday
○ This Academy is hosted by SSBC and has a separate registration.
● Practice time Friday March 4th 4:30-6:30pm
● Race Day start times
○ Warm Up 8 am Saturday (Sunday time to be determined)
○ Racing 9am Saturday (Sunday time to be determined)
Protective Gear: Skaters are required to have all the protective gear required for
Mass Starts as per SCC requirements
Accomodations:
Stonebridge Hotel (1 block from oval) $99 +TAX 1-888-419-4657
Holiday Inn Express (3 blocks from oval) $129+TAX 1-844-487-7737
Pomeroy Inn & Suites (3 blocks from oval) $129+TAX 1-888-264-3030
Pomeroy Hotel (3 km from oval) $129+TAX 1-866-618-3233
Please reference Fort St John Speedskating Club when booking to get the rates.
Meet Coordinator: Katharine North pkgirlkate@gmail.com

Adult Recreational Speed Skating Program

Adult Recreational Speed Skating Program

Looking for inspiration for a way to achieve your New Year’s resolutions? The Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club is offering an adult skating program that is targeted to beginning level skaters as an introduction to the sport. This will include two coached sessions per week, with additional ice time as available. We are focused on developing a community of adult speed skaters in a positive and low cost environment. The program will run from January 14 until the third week in March. Skating times will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm (coached) and Saturdays 10-11am (as available – no coach). The cost of the program is $250 and includes skate rental (first come, first served) and purchase of ankle protection (required safety gear). Click the following link to fill out the sign-up form:

https://goo.gl/forms/pvpiYgSryBTEGNG43

After that we will contact you with further details. Don’t delay in signing up as limited spaces are available! Please spread the word to anyone you think would be a good fit! Contact Dan at dan.bastiaansen@gmail.com or 250-219-3663 if you have any questions.