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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Richmond Rockets 2020 Virtual AGM yesterday evening. Many thanks and appreciation for the out-going members of the 2019-2020 board of directors: President Scott Stewart and Secretary Peter Mitchell and Director Sue Bolton, Departing Coach Nathalie Stewart, and Janet Lakusta who put in a lot of work as registrar […]
The Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club has achieved numerous wins at the recent BC Short Track Cup #1 Speed Skating Competition in Prince George BC last month. Competing at distances of 200m, 400m, 1200m and 1500m. Richmond Rocket Skaters include Aaron Liu and Stephen Lim under coach Nathalie Stewart. Several advanced skaters receive training via […]