Good afternoon PG Blizzard families,
The PG Blizzard would like to wish you and your family happiness and a safe and successful 2018.
We are rounding the corner on the second half of our 2017/18 speed skating season, Saturday's PG Long Track Competition is just 6 days away. This is a very busy week for our short and long track skaters and families.
1. January Ice Sessions
Regular ice times begin again this week on Tuesday. However, due to the PG Long Track Competition, short track ice sessions for Saturday, January 6th are cancelled.
FUNdamental Coach, Wendy Hudyma, would like to reminder FUNdamental families that they will be required to put out mats for the remainder of the season on Tuesday nights. Please be at the arena by 5:15pm to help put out mats. Reminder that cleats are available in the cage for parents to use when putting out (or taking off) mats.
Please be aware that ice session on Saturday, January 21st are also cancelled due to a hockey tournament.
2. PG Long Track Competition - Seeking Volunteers
Keri McLeod, Meet Coordinator, is still looking for a few more volunteers for this weekend's competition, including a lap counter and a timer. Please contact Keri (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are available to assist.
3. PG Long Track Potluck
The PG Blizzard are hosting a potluck lunch during the competition. All PG families participating in the competition are asked to contribute a main dish (hot). Please email Kessie (email@example.com) with the dish that your family will be bringing.
4. PG Blizzard 50/50 - Saturday January 6th
The PG Blizzard will be holding a 50/50 fundraiser at Saturday's Long Track Competition. See the information attached.
Also - save the date for a fundraiser Pub Night planned for the weekend of February 17/18th, 2018. Amber and Elaina are also planning a Silent Auction at the Pub Night, please contact these ladies (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) if you know a local business who may be interested donating items for the Silent Auction.
5. Learn to Skate Long Track - starts this Wednesday
The joint PG Blizzard/Outdoor Ice Oval Learn to Long Track program begins this Wednesday, January 3rd. Registration begins on Wednesday evening, in the Oval Building, at 6:30pm. Cost is $50, long blades are required and are available for rent through the OIO for $5/session. See the poster and registration form attached.
6. Oval Ice Marking
The Outdoor Ice Oval team has been doing a spectacular job of making and maintaining the Oval ice over the past few weeks. Lyle Dickieson and a team of ~12 volunteers have been very successful in building a great base and maintaining ice quality.
Final preparations for the competition will be done this week - ice marking will be done on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Dave Connell is coordinating this task, with help from Dave Konwicki. These gentlemen may need some last minute assistance. If you are available to help on Thursday evening please contact Dave Konwicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Registration Changes
If your family needs to modify your skater's registration please contact me (Kessie, email@example.com) as soon as possible this week. Skaters who are competing this weekend must be properly registered with BCSSA/SSC in order to compete. I will be at the rink on Tuesday and Thursday evening this week, and at the Oval on Wednesday night.
8. Long Track Practice - Wednesday, January 3rd
Long Track practice will occur as scheduled this Wednesday evening. The weather will hopefully break by Wednesday (cross fingers), and Coach Corine will be there with last minute tips/tricks in preparation for Saturday's Long Track competition.
9. Upcoming Meets
1 - Anyone that has not yet submitted cheques and/or registration forms for our long track meet, please submit to me (Emily) by this TUES JAN 2. Please!!
2 - Information is not yet out for the Fun day in Fort St. James at their Oval Jan 13. Info to come.
3 - Please find attached information regarding the BC Long Track Champs and FunALE taking place Jan 20, 21 in Fort St. John. There are 3 separate attachments- meet info, registration form and hotel info.
If you plan on going to this meet, please submit cheques and regsitration form by TUES JAN 9. This way new times from our Long Track meet can be entered on the form.
Any Q please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Entry Coordinator & Officials Liaison
Best wishes to all our PG Long Track competitors. Thank you, and have a great week!
Kessie Konwicki, Registrar
on behalf of the PG Blizzard Board of Directors
Skate fast, turn left!