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2023 BC Long Track Championship – Fort St. John, BC

BC Long Track Championship and FUNale Athletes


This meet is the largest Long Track competition in the Province. It is open to skaters from 4 years to 100!  Time standards are in effect for the Championship.

January 20 2023 – January 22 2023

Pomeroy Sport Centre, 9324 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC, Canada

Meet Coordinator: Katharine North fsjelksmeetcoordinator@gmail.com

Skater List



FUNale-out of province and all ages Variety of MS and OS  races as per SSC age recommendations
Pre-Youth 500m MS , 300m MS, LT relay, 1200m MS, 1000m MS
Youth 500m OS, 300m MS, 4 lap Team Pursuit, 1500m MS, 1000m MS 7 lap MS
Neo-Junior 500m OS, 1000m OS, 1500m OS, 3000m OS
Open Womens 500m OS, 1000m OS, 1500m OS, 3000m OS
Open Mens 500m OS, 1000m OS, 1500m OS, 3000m OS
  • Athletes are encouraged to bring their own armbands but they will be available at the event.
  • A BCSSA Long Track Academy will be held on Friday January 20th with skating and off-ice training.
  • Open practice ice will be available to all participants in BC LT Championship from 4 – 6pm on Friday January 20th
  • Long Track FUNale is an ability based competition designed to maximize age appropriate racing opportunities over two days. It has no time requirements. No results based awards are given for FUNale but there will be skater recognition and sanctioned results will be posted.
  • Officials, coaches and volunteers are required to register via this link (Coaches should be registered by January 12th)
  • Further information may be found on the BCSSA Provincial Championship Competition Bulletin


  • The Pomeroy Group has provided special rates for the events at three (3) local hotels. The details are provided below.
    • Please note that the Stonebridge Hotel is no longer included in this group.

Competition information contact Katharine North fsjelksmeetcoordinator@gmail.com

Important Info About Upcoming Events; Summer Camp, Coaching and Officiating Clinics, 50th Anniversary BBQ, CWG Meeting & Skin Suit Sizing,


Camp Info

Skate Rental – Monday night at 7PM in the Pomeroy Sport Center, beside the timing room

Registration/Payment – Monday night at 7pm or Wednesday morning at 7:30

Schedule & Draft Skater groups attached – these may be modified as the week progresses

All skaters to bring their own lunch, water bottle and comfortable running shoes – along with all regular speed skating equipment.

Skaters in Blue group are asked to bring a stop watch and heart monitor if possible.

Snacks will be provided.

2014 Camp Schedule_Groups


Coaching Clinic

Tuesday, August 19 – 9:00 – 5:00

Clinic to be led by Jack Walters. All coaches / potential coaches welcome.


Canada Winter Games

Thursday, August 21 – 3:30 – 5:00

Canada Winter Games staff are coming to Fort St John to meet with the community as we are the contingency location if weather does not cooperate in Prince George.  There is a very important information session from 3:30 – 5:00 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre for anyone in the community who would like to be involved with the contingency plan, so please plan to attend, particularly if you are already on the officials list. 


50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, August 23 – 5:00

The club will be hosting a barbecue at 5:00 to kick off its 50th season! The Hospitality Committeewill be asking members to contribute a salad or side dish – watch for the email. We are expecting several past members, the media and city staff to join us so please plan to attend this special event!

Skin Suits

Skin suits fit kit will be arriving this week so that anyone who wants a new suit with the new design can get the right size. The sizing can take place Friday or Saturday at lunch time

Louis Garneau Club suit

Level I Officials Clinic: Intro To Speed Skating and Officiating

If there is enough interest expressed I will conduct a Level I Officials Clinic during the Speed Skating Camp: The introductory clinic takes about 3-3.5 hours and will cover the essential aspects of the sport and should answer many question about the sport you may have. The major component involves the need for officiating, the role and specific duties of officials. It will demonstrate that officiating takes place in a team setting, to ensure that we run fair, safe and efficient competitions.

If you are interested, please e-mail  me (Wim) at ewkok1972@gmail.com 

The clinic can be run on anyone of the following mornings of the camp :  Thursday, Friday or Saturday. A sign-up sheet will be available at registration.