October 6/14

Hello Everyone,


Sorry for the delay in getting out the weekly update this week!

Schedule Changes:
We are sorry for the scheduling changes that have been happening.  These changes are beyond our control as the other arena that houses the figure skaters has been having ice making difficulties and the City is having to shuffle everyone in order to accommodate all the groups into the Pomeroy Sports Centre.  We have another change this week on Thursday, October 9th.  Could the Group 2 & Cradles group please arrive a little bit earlier than usual to help set up the mats (skating begins at 6pm) and Group 3 will be skating from 7 – 7:45.  We are hoping to be back to our regular schedule soon!

Mat Set-Up:

Please arrive a little bit early for short-track practices to help set-up the mats as well as clearing up after the last group is done.  If you aren’t sure what to do just head down to the end of the rink and there are big stacks of mats on trolleys.  These trolleys are wheeled onto the ice after the zamboni has finished and the mats velcro together along the boards.  Many hands make light work and this job can take only a few minutes if we have enough people to help.  Thank you!


We have some mall time slots available through October if you are still needing to sell your tickets!

Oct 7    2-4pm

Oct 10  6-9pm

Oct 15 12-2pm

Oct 18  2-4pm

Oct 23  10am-12pm

Oct 27   12-2pm

Oct 30    4-6pm

If you would like a shift at the mall, please let me know and I can get you extra tickets and information for the machines.  If you have any questions please call me at 250-785-6228 (H) or at 250-263-8894 (C) or email


There are a number of competitions coming up. Please see the attachments…


*  Fort St. James Falcons is hosting our annual short track Interclub in 3 weeks.


DEADLINE for REGISTRATION:  Thursday, October 16 by 11:00 pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  We look forward to sharing some ice and fun with those of you who can make the trip!  Sandra Sulyma, Meet Coordinator,(cell/txt:  250-996-3350)
*  WCSD Championship – Richmond Oval.  WCSD  is open to 14+ who meet time standards (13 yrs old T2T’s need an exemption).

Information about the Western Canadian Single Distance Short Track Championship at the Richmond Oval (Nov 15 & 16) has been posted on the BCSSA Events & Results Calendar. Skaters will register on-line for this event. Age and time standards apply. T2T 13s wishing to register must contact Dave Morrison at the Oval to arrange an age exemption.


*  Big Chill Challenge – Kamloops.  Big Chill meet in Kamloops is open to all ages.

Event information for the Kamloops Long Blades Big Chill Challenge (Oct 25) has been posted. The competition will include an Open Male and an Open Female Division for CWG age groups. Please see the BCSSA website Events & Results Calendar for details.
* PG Time Trial #1 The Prince George Blizzards Speed Skating Club will be hosting the PG Time Trial # 1  Oct 14th during their evening ice session, strictly for those CWG age eligible skaters  who need the time standard for entry into the CWG ST Selection event. See the Events & Results Calendar for details.

2014-2015 BCSSA Competitions Format Bulletin


The BCSSA Athlete Development and Competitions Committees are pleased to release the 2014-2015 Competitions Format Bulletin. Please contact the Committees with any questions ( and/or