Good evening Blizzard families,
Suddenly January is ending and many of our athletes are are looking forward to BC Winter Games, BC Short Track Provincial Championships and beyond.
Congratulations to all our athletes for outstanding performances at BC Long Track last weekend. Our two Masters competitors had excellent skates. Our Youth skaters also did very well - Nolan Vansickle (L2TB-male), Sarah Hanson (L2TB-female) and Kieran Hanson (T2T-14 male) all won their categories. Kieran and Jack Hanson have been selected to represent Team BC at the Canadian Age Class Class LT Championship in Quebec City on February 10-11th - way to go!!
Big congratulations also to our athletes for their energy and exuberance at Coyote Cup. For the first time in recent history, the PG Blizzard achieved the top score winning the Coyote Cup runner-up with 15 skaters, compared to the Kamloops Long Blades 32 skaters. Congratulations team! And special congratulations to Camilla and Pippa Earl and Pareesa Jones who competed in their very first out of town meet.
Of course, the meet could not have occurred without our own talented Meet Recorder, Kari Rae, who overcome last minute computer disaster brilliantly, and electronic timing expert Dustin Hudyma, who worked late into the night to set up the electronic timing system. Thanks folks, the meets could not achieve success without you. This was a big meet - 116 skaters from across the province!
Here is our Blizzard news for the week.
1. ADVANCED GROUP
Advanced practice is cancelled this Thursday, Feb 1st. All other skating times, including Thursday's Novice Group practice will occur as normal this week.
Skate-a-Thon is February 13th. Please note, you do not have to collect pledges to skate. Please have your younger skater(s) ready to start skating at 5:45 and your older skater(s) will skate at 6:45.
Pub Night is February 18th from 5pm to 8pm at The Westwood Pub. Tickets are $25 and include a burger and a beverage. We are still looking for Silent Auction items so if you have any items you'd like to donate or know of any business willing to donate, please let us know and we will be happy to drop off a donation letter. Our first donation is from Sandi at I Love Speedskating.
Purdy's Chocolate Easter Catalogue is available now. Online orders are due March 1st. If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Easter gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link: https://www.purdysgpp.com/1218 After you’ve signed in you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.
Amber and Elaina - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kessie Konwicki, Registrar
on behalf of the PG Blizzard Board of Directors
Skate fast, turn left!