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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

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


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.

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


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. 

Registration Options & Pricing

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

Register for this season at the ONE STOP REGISTRATION!

We will be at the Fall Community One Stop Registration taking place September 9th from 10:00am to 2:00 pm at the Totem Mall.  Come see us there to register for the 2017-2018 speed skating season!  https://www.facebook.com/events/990427954393585/?active_tab=about

Registration process will go quickly if you register online first here https://mms.speedskating.ca/JoinProgram?id=89  Please bring cheques or cash to pay!  We will also have our equipment people set up at the Pomeroy Sport Centre to rent out skates.

See you there!!

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Weekly Update Sept 21/14

Hello Everyone!

Well our speed skating season has begun for two of our four groups and it is time to get some communication happening!  I will be sending out a “weekly update” every Sunday evening (or I will try to!) so if you have any information you want sent out to our members or anything you think should be included in the update, please email me (Susie) at info@fsjspeedskating.com or mskeeler@telus.net and I will do my best.

Skating Schedule:

Learn to Skate (Cradles) – start Tuesday Sept 30th

Tues. 5:00pm – 5:45  Long Track (LT)

Thurs. 6:00pm – 6:45   Short Track (ST)


Group 2 (intermediate) – start Tuesday Sept 30th

Tues. 5:00pm – 6:00  Long Track (LT)

Thurs. 6:00pm – 7:00   Short Track (ST)


Group 3 (Advanced) – Sept 7th

Sun 4:00pm – 5:00pm ST

Mon 7:00pm – 8:00pm LT

Wed 7:00pm – 8:00pm LT

Thurs 5:00pm – 6:00pm ST


Group 4 (Adults) – start Sept 29th

Mon 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Wed 7:00pm –  8:00pm

Sat    10:00am – 11:00am



Here are a few reminders about selling the Mega Lotto Tickets any other questions or to submit your sold tickets please contact Kim Telizyn at kim.telizyn@gmail.com or at at 250-785-6228 (H) or at 250-263-8894 (C) :

1. No one under the age of 19 must be at the booth at the mall or selling the tickets.
2. There are weekly draws, every Thursday to win $100, as well as the regular larger draws in Oct., Nov., and Dec.
3. If you receive a cheque as payment please have it made out to FSJ Recreational & Speed Skating Club.
4. We have the following mall times available if you would like to try to sell your tickets there:

Sept 22  10am-12pm

Sept 25  2-4pm

Sept 29  4-6pm
Oct 3      12-2pm


Our wonderful equipment managers have received a new batch of equipment!  If you are needing anything from helmets to socks and everything in between, please contact Starr at 250-787-3043.  Our next skate rental and equipment sale will be held during practice on September 29th from 7-8 pm.  If you have any used equipment that you would like to sell/swap please bring it along on the 29th and help out some of the new families as Cradles and Group 2 starts up the next evening!

We are also looking to find out if anyone is interested in doing skate sharpening for the younger kids.  Please email info@fsjspeedskating.com to let us know if you are interested in earning a little bit of money doing this job this season and we will circulate your name to the younger groups!

Remember that all skaters must wear the appropriate gear!  This included a helmet, protective glasses, cut-proof socks & gloves, a neck guard and knee/shin pads.  Also make sure you protect your skate blades with skate guards – do NOT walk around on the bare blades!


Electronic Timing:

For those of you who have been following us for a while you may have heard that we have been working towards getting an electronic timing system.  Well that timing system has finally been ordered, we are getting there!!

Canada Cup:

We will be hosting a Canada Cup at our wonderful facility this season!  Dee-Ann Stickel will be having a meeting on Monday, September 29th shortly after 7pm to begin planning this event.  We would love to have you join in this planning meeting as many hands make light work.  Even if you are new to us, come and join the meeting and see what is involved in hosting a meet of this size!

Other Important Info:

The next available registration time will be on Monday, September 29th at 6:45 – 7:45.  If you know of anyone who hasn’t registered yet or anyone who would like to learn to skate, this is their chance!  For more info contact Jill at martinsfamily@shaw.ca

We hold a club meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the timing room beside the oval, the meetings begin at 6:30 and they last about an hour to an hour and a half (the next is October 8th).  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, the meetings are a great way to get to know our club a little better and they are full of information!

Mr. Kok (the coach for Group 2) will host a skate sharpening clinic and a parent orientation meeting at a date tbd sometime in October for all new parents.  He will also host a clinic called the “Level 1 Clinic”  which is a great introduction to the sport of speed skating and the meets and what to expect.  I encourage all parents to take this clinic when it is offered as it helps to answer all those questions that I am sure you probably have!

The skin suits have been ordered and should arrive mid to late October.  We may have one junior and one adult sized suit available if anyone missed out on the order.  Contact Debbie for more info deb_andy@pris.ca

Tickets are on sale now if you are interested in attending the Canada Winter Games in Prince George this winter!

Canada Winter Games Update

Event tickets went on sale Sept 15th – via Ticketmaster

August Newsletter link:  http://2015canadawintergames.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/DE0490460CCDFB132540EF23F30FEDED/76EBFE9B36309036981D23A7722F2DCD

Check back to the website often for updates:  www.canadagames2015.ca