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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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Practices Suspended

Dear Rockets Family, Today Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new Provincial Health Orders which impact the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions as communities across the province attempt to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. Per direction from the BC Speed Skating Association, The Richmond Rockets will be suspending practices immediately, there will be no […]

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Skin Suit Orders

Hello Rockets Families, The club is putting together an order for Richmond Rockets Skin suits. These skin suits are custom order. Please find attached the size chart as a guide. If your skater is still growing, we would recommend you order 1 size up. Skin suits are optional. Skaters can continue to wear comfortable clothing […]

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COVID-19 Health Declarations

Dear Richmond Rockets Skaters and Families, Thank you for your patience as we try to work out the “New Normal” operating routines for the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club (RRSSC). It’s been quite a challenge to meet the COVID-19 safety policies of the Richmond Olympic Oval, BC Speed Skating Association, ViaSport and the Public Health […]

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Registration is Open!

Our registration is now open! Thank you for your patience. Over the years the Richmond Oval has been supporting our club with low-entry rates to their world class Olympic size facilities. We have endeavored to keep our fees competitive in spite of increasing cost.  After some negotiation, in partnership with the Oval, we have been […]

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Return to Sport

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Season! I know a lot of you are eager to register your child or yourself for speed skating but we are still awaiting final pricing and scheduling from the Richmond Oval before we can open registration. Apologies for delays! But the team has been working to get as many things ready […]

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Thank you Coach Nathalie

On July 31, the Richmond Rockets presented departing Coach Nathalie Stewart with a gift card and an Honorary Membership for her 7 years of coaching and leadership, inspiring many skaters and instilling in them a love for speed skating. Thank you Coach Nathalie!

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