Practice and board meeting dates: Fall 2021

All practices are at Sargent Park Arena. Board meetings will be held during practices, alternating between Mondays and Thursdays; all parents / adult club members are welcome to attend!

Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM

  • Oct 04
  • Oct 18
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 01
  • Nov 08
  • Nov 15 (board meeting)
  • Nov 22
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 06
  • Dec 13
  • Dec 20

Thursdays 6:15-7:45 PM

  • Oct 07
  • Oct 14
  • Oct 21 (board meeting)
  • Oct 28
  • Nov 04
  • Nov 18
  • Nov 25
  • Dec 02
  • Dec 09 (board meeting)
  • Dec 16
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COVID protocols at Sargent Park Arena

Welcome to the 2021-2022 speed skating season!

Please be aware that provincial health restrictions concerning indoor recreational facilities are in force and that we are required, as a club, to ensure compliance with the following protocols.

  • All ADULTS entering the arena will need to provide proof of full COVID vaccination each time they enter. (See below for details.)
  • Masks are to be worn at all times in City of Winnipeg arena facilities by spectators, coaches, and participants. Mask wearing exception is granted for participants engaged in physical activity on the ice surface only.
  • All patrons to the facility are required to self-screen before entering the facility, and do not enter if feeling unwell.
  • QR Code contact tracing tools are posted and encouraged at the entrance of all indoor arenas.
  • Arena capacity and spectator seating are limited to 50% to ensure proper physical distancing guidelines are being followed for members of the public not engaged in sporting or recreational activity.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each entrance.
  • Do not arrive more than 20 minutes before the beginning of practice, or stay longer than 30 minutes after the practice ends.
  • Social distancing is mandatory during change room access. Capacity will be limited.
  • Please adhere to all barriers posted, and do not move them.
  • Bring your own water; limited use of water fountains will be available.
  • No spitting or dryland training.
  • Arena staff will be following handwashing protocols and disinfecting surfaces throughout the day and between reservations as time allows.

Specific points on COIVID vaccination

  • The City of Winnipeg has mandated that “Every User entering a facility must provide proof of vaccination, including participants, spectators, coaches etc., each time they enter the facility”.
  • Those under 18 are not required to show proof of immunization if they are participating in an indoor sporting or recreation activity.
  • To verify vaccination status, you must provide valid proof of COVID-19 immunization (see https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/index.html for details) and one form of government issued photo ID. A member of our club will check at the arena entrance prior to each practice.
  • We are not allowed to retain a record of vaccination status or to make any exceptions to entry scans. We do not want to lose our ice permit due to non-compliance with these protocols, so for the time being we will need to check your proof of vaccination status every time you enter the arena. Thank you for your understanding.

Our main goal is to ensure that everyone feels safe. Please let us know at any time if you have any concerns.

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2021-2022 season starts October 4

The City of Winnipeg has confirmed our ice time for the upcoming season. Our first practices will be:

  • Monday, October 4 (6:00-7:30 PM)
  • Thursday, October 7 (6:15-7:45 PM)

If you still need to register or get skates fitted, please get in touch with Mario, registrar@winnipegspeedskating.ca.

COVID safety protocols for Sargent Park Arena will be sent out to all skaters and posted here prior to the first practice. Please be aware that provincial regulations require proof of full vaccination for all ADULTS entering the arena, and masks must be worn by everyone in the arena at all times except while on the ice surface.

We look forward to seeing everyone back on skates soon!

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Registration Night – Monday, September 13, 2021

Winnipeg Speed Skating Club Registration Night: Monday, September 13, 7:15 pm at Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Conference Room A, 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.

If you can’t make it to Registration Night, just get in touch and we’ll arrange a separate skate fitting session before the season begins.

Note that we are planning the registration night as an in-person event. Please understand that we are bound by health orders and facility rules, which require that all participants wear masks and maintain appropriate social distancing. We want to be as safe as possible.

Skating dates and times

  • Mondays – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

First practice will be in early October (likely October 4th, 2021).

Sargent Park Arena (1111 Wall Street)

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

https://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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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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Give Speed Skating a Try!

Thursday, 17 October 2019

If you, or someone you know, is interested in trying out the sport before signing up for the season, we have an opportunity to Give Speed Skating a Try.  The event consists of 1.5 hours of ice time with coaches and experienced skaters to introduce you to the sport of speed skating. All ages welcome. As long as we have skates that fit, you can join us!

1111 Wall Street, Sargent Park arena

  • $20 for the session (applicable to your registration fee if you sign up for the season).
  • Skates will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR “GIVE SPEED SKATING A TRY”, and there are a limited number of spots. If you are interested, please send an email to our Registrar, and we will send you forms and additional important information (including equipment list).

Date:  Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time: Arrive at 5:45 p.m. for skate fitting; ice time is 6:15 p.m.  to 7:45 p.m.

To register contact registrar@winnipegspeedskating.ca

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