August 7, 2019

New Ice Times

Dear members,

Our club has a new contract with the Richmond Olympic Oval for our next season. 

An important change is our ice times.

Our Group 1 skaters will now skate from 16:30 to 17:15 (45 minutes, @ 4:30 pm)

Our Group 2 skaters will now skate from 17:15 to 18:15 (1 hr, @ 5:15pm)

The Oval HP skaters are now taking our late spot of 18:30 to 19:45 ( 75 minutes @ 6:30pm)

This decision was made by ROO to move the HP program to a later hour so their skaters coming from other cities could access the program. Consequently, our club hours have changed to accomodate this. 

Also, the club is hiring a coach from the Oval to coach Group 1, Christopher Poljer-So. Chris was a HP short track speed skater who trained in Calgary prior to his retirement from competitive skating . Chris has been coaching with Nicole Garrido this summer and his also an assistant coach to the Oval HP program. The hiring of Group 1 coach was necessary as the club could not find any volunteer coach(s) to take over from Coach Nathalie. 

The Board continues to work toward getting the season ready for September, stay tune for more information and news coming in the next few weeks.

See you in September

Scott Stewart