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June 27 Photos

The club had its last spring practice on June 27. Photos and Videos are now up. Thank you coaches and volunteers for a great season! Photos and Videos Photos courtesy of Leo Duan.

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OvalHP Camps

The Richmond Olympic Oval has 3 Summer Camps for intermediate and advanced skaters which are now open for registration! Richmond Olympic Oval Summer Short Track Camps 2021 Camp Date Suitable for Cost Registration Club Development Camp July 5th – 9th 11 to 14 years $475.00 Register Elite Week #1 July 19th– 23rd 13 years and up […]

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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Due to the increased prevalence of COVID-19 variants circulating in our communities in recent weeks, the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating club respectfully asks that all skaters and families to please adhere to the current BCSSA Phase 2 COVID safety protocols  (https://www.bcspeedskating.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/7.-March2021-BCSSA-RTS-Guidelines-1.pdf) and Richmond Rockets COVID safety protocols. Before each practice, please complete the RRSSC health […]

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Spring Skating

The Richmond Rockets will now have a Spring session! Schedule is weekly Thursdays 4:15-6:15 and weekly Sundays 3:45-5:45. (Group 1 at 4:15, Group 2 at 5:15, etc) From about March 28 – June 29. (note no longer Tuesdays as previously announced) Per current viaSport COVID-19 health guidelines, if you belong to another club you are […]

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Winter Learn to Speed Skate

1 Day a week – 10 Tuesdays or 10 Thursdays January 5 – March 11 $150 Lesson Fee + $25.50 BCSSA Introductory Membership + $75 Skate Rental Additional days or alternate Sundays available also, but regular BCSSA/SSC membership ($96) applies Registration Info and Waivers Registration is closed Update: Note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, adults […]

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Update on Restrictions

Dear Rockets Family As per guidelines given by the BC Speed Skating Association based on the Provincial Health Officer’s orders on December 3 to further curb the spread of COVID-19, the following restrictions, in addition to ones we already have, are now in place until further notice: Travelling to a different community is allowed but […]

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Extension of Regional Restrictions

Further to the most recent orders by the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on November 19 and 20, 2020, we retain the current restrictions for practice for another two weeks, up to December 7, 2020 until we have further clarification. As we already have face covering and physical distancing measures in place and are […]

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Face Coverings during Exercise

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) – had a presentation on November 12, 2020 discussing recent studies on the effects of face masks and exercise, mask options, and current recommendations and practices at the national level. Slides – Face Coverings and Exercise (PDF) Video – Recording of the presentation (42min) Some useful links discussed in the presentation: […]

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CBC Marketplace tested 20 different masks

CBC Marketplace tested over 20 different masks and shows how certain materials are superior. For example, the bandana fabric in the image shows the porous loose weave of the fabric. Read article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-masks-test-1.5795481 Here is an infographic.    

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Practices Resume

The Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry released official guidelines regarding the temporary restrictions in place for November 7-23.  Physical distancing requirements and travel restrictions were clarified for indoor sports. Skaters cannot travel between health regions. This means that if you are in a community in the Fraser Health Authority, you would not be able […]

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