AGM

Reminder that our virtual AGM will be on Monday, March 8th at 6:30. This is a great opportunity to speak up and volunteer, and to thank the volunteers who make each season possible. See you then.

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Susan Auch Oval Hours & Protocols

UPDATE: AS OF MARCH 2ND THE SUSAN AUCH OVAL IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

It is long track season! The season continues to be different from previous years, however the Susan Auch Oval is open for personal skating. If you want any training tips and guidelines, please email the coaches. Please see below for hours, rules and protocols which all need to be reviewed prior to using the Oval. Please check MSSA’s website before heading out to the Oval as hours are subject to change without notice.

Hours

Public Skating:
Mondays – Fridays: 12pm – 3:30 pm and 7pm – 9pm
Weekends/Holidays: 3pm – 6pm 

Speed Skating:
Mondays – Fridays: 4pm – 7pm
Weekends/Holidays: 12pm – 3pm
All hours are weather dependent! Please give us time to clear the ice of snow.   

Rules & Protocols

*updated December 21, 2020* 
1. Wear a mask. 
2. Bring a lawn chair for putting on skates and gear.
3. Practice individual skills and keep it casual. 
4. Maintain physical distance of 6 feet at all times, and don’t engage in group activities of more than five people (unless you live with them!) 
5. No pucks or sticks are allowed. 
6. Skate in a counter-clockwise direction to help maintain physical distance. 
7. No organized practices, games or competitions are permitted. 
8. Dress before you come, since dressing rooms, warming shacks and other indoor facilities are closed.
9. Washrooms are also closed as they are an indoor facility. 
10. Public skaters and beginners, please use the outer lane of the Oval. Advanced speed skaters, use the inner lane of the Oval. 
11. No skating while the zamboni is on the ice or when any other ice maintenance is taking place.

https://www.mbspeedskating.com/en/publication/news/susan_auch_oval_hours_protocols.html

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2020 Raffle

Congratulations to our raffle winners! Tickets were drawn on December 14th and the winning tickets are:

1st Prize – #724
2nd Prize – #545
3rd Prize – #482

Winners will be contacted by telephone. Thank you for supporting our skaters!

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Skate Fast – Turn Left – Pause – Repeat as Required

The Province of Manitoba announced on October 30th that the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region is being upgraded to Code Red, effective Monday, November 2, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks.  The new restrictions include all recreational facilities, group sports etc suspended and all indoor and outdoor sport facilities closed.  (including Sargent Park Arena).

We are working with our amazing coaches to pivot to virtual training at home during this time. Please check your emails for access to the zoom training being held during our regular practice times. These practices are open to all of our skaters at all levels.

Thank you all for doing your part and staying home. We are excited to get back to the arena when it is safe for everyone to be together again.

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2020-21 MSSA Recommended Best Practices – Updated October 9, 2020

http://winnipegspeedskating.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/MSSA-RECOMMENDED-BEST-PRACTICES-20201009.pdf

The safety of our skaters, volunteers and families is always our highest priority and this season that safety requires a few extra precautions. Our safety steps and precautions will be adapted throughout the season based on the current situation and needs. The above link is to MSSA’s recommended best practices which is the guideline we will work from.

We appreciate everyone’s help and patience as we work out the best way to keep the season fun and safe for everyone!

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Registration Night: September 14, 2020

7:15pm at Sport Manitoba,
145 Pacific Avenue
Conference Room B & C, Lower Level

There will be a brief, important orientation and Q&A session regarding the season at 7:15p.m.

Please check out the Registration page or contact the registrar@winnipegspeedskating.ca for more details.

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Louis Riel Day

City run ice surfaces are closed on Louis Riel Day. This does not include the Oval, which will be on weekend/holiday hours, however we do not have a practice on Louis Riel Day.

No practice, Monday 15 February 2021 !!

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Skate-A-Thon and 100 Lap Challenge FUNdraiser

Mark your calendar, download the pledge form and start collecting those pledges.

Our Skate-A-Thon and 100 Lap Challenge FUNdraiser will take place Monday, 10 February 2020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

If the weather does not permit, it will be postponed to the following Thursday.

We will skate at the Susan Auch Oval. You will find all the details in the attached document.

Skate-A-Thon details and pledge form

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2020 Long Track Season

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked so hard to get the Susan Auch Oval ready for skating. Our first outdoor practice of 2020 is Monday, January 6th at 6:00. We will meet at the Cindy Klassen Rec Centre. When you enter from the front doors, head to the back (north) of the building passing on the right of the registration desk. We will meet in club room #3 located on the north side of the building. On most evenings we will be sharing our dressing room with other clubs so this is a great chance to meet some of the other skaters and parents.

Remember that it is cold out so dress in layers. Skaters get very warm while skating and need to be able to remove layers as needed. Ski goggles are recommended. A thin toque or mask that you can wear under your helmet are helpful as well. Make sure your socks are dry. You might want to bring extra socks and powder to help keep your feet dry. Wet feet are cold feet. If it is too cold to be outdoors skating (or raining lol), we still have a practice, usually dryland indoors (which is a great opportunity to work on technical things). Please bring running shoes to each practice to be used for warm up and dryland.   

There are a few days left to sign up for the Silver Skates meet. The link has been emailed out. All of our skaters are strongly encouraged to give this meet a try.

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Welcome to the 101st season

The ice is ready at the arena!!!

Thursday, 3 October – 6:15pm
1111 Wall Street – Sargent Park Arena, just north of Sargent Avenue

Be ready to go on the ice to help get the mats in place. Returning skaters grab a new member and show them how to arrange the mats. Parents, your help is also needed to get the mats on and off the ice.

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