Speedy Weekend

Speedy Weekend 2022 – Hosted by the Kamloops Long Blades

 McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, Island Parkway, Kamloops, BC, Canada

July 29, 2022 – July 31, 2022

Join us for an action-packed weekend of speed skating fun! Olympic silver medalist, Jessica Hewitt will be our guest coach!

Along with our usual skating, inline, dryland and a fun adventure, we are adding a mini meet on Sunday afternoon. Please note that a separate registration for the mini meet for a 30$ fee can be found here: https://icereg.ca/#!/events/1166-speedy-weekend-meet

All ages welcome!

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, July 29

3:00 – Check in (not mandatory, but helpful and the place to ask questions)

3:30 – 9:00 pm Dryland, Classroom, or other activities – Depending on which group you are in

5:00 – 9:30 pm – Ice (various groups, switching between above activities)

Saturday, July 30

8:30 – 5:30 – Full day of ice, dryland, classroom, inline, disc golf, mini golf etc

6:00 – 9:00 – Picnic/Barbecue and swimming at Brock park and outdoor pool.  We have the field booked so families can bring their own food and lawn chair, relax, visit, play, swim.  There is a large grassy area and beautiful shade trees.  A nice relaxing evening after a busy day at the rink.

Sunday, July 31

8:30 – 1:00 – Ice, dryland etc

1:00 – 4:45 – Sanctioned mini meet with electronic timing (you must sign up separately from the camp if you want to participate.)

We will group the skaters by age and ability.  The previous Speedy Weekends had a separate group for Masters and we are hoping for the same this time, but we need more adults to register to make this possible. So come on grown ups!   Sign up!!

When we are closer to the camp date, we will send out a more specific schedule.  If you are planning on registering, but haven’t…please do!  It’s really hard to finalize everything without knowing who is coming.

You don’t have to have your own inline skates to participate.  Our club has quite a few pairs that we loan out for Speedy Weekend.  If you have your own, please bring them!    We don’t have extra safety gear, though, so bring your knee pads.

If you haven’t been to McArthur Island before, it’s a perfect venue for a camp.  We have Olympic size ice, paths for inline and lots of green grass.  Parents can enjoy strolls around the park while their skaters are training and will probably see some deer and marmots.

If you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them.  ilovespeedskating88@gmail.com

Hope to see you here!!!


Product Shortages

Just a heads up to my most awesome customers. The shortage of raw materials, shipping delays and work stoppages caused by COVID-19 is now starting to have an impact on our speed skating equipment supply. I have already been informed that some items will be scarce or non-existent for several months. Some prices will also be increasing so I recommend ordering ASAP if you have specific equipment needs.