Skating stopped in Grey Zone (March 29, 2021)

Hamilton has re-entered the Grey zone / Lockdown status in the provincial Covid Framework. Unfortunately, this change requires arenas to close.

Until further notice there will be NO SKATING.

Thank you to each of you that participated in the latest sessions (February and March) for meticulously following protocols to keep us all health and skating together.

Your flexibility and understanding have made the very best of a challenging situation. We will continue to monitor the restrictions and update our skating families with any changes.

If we are able to return to ice this spring, we will.

If not, we will invoice families for their ice fees (the ice time we were able to access).

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Also, Remember to register your skater on the IceReg page for our club (registration is required by Speed Skating Canada). as indicated in a recent email.

https://icereg.ca/#!/events/hamilton-speed-skating-club

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As most of us are new users, you may need to “create an account” before you can proceed to register your skater(s) and one parent.

There is absolutely NO COST to complete this registration. Do not submit payment at any time.

When you follow the link, hit the red “REGISTER NOW” button (on the right side of the screen) the process flows fairly easily.

STEPS :

  • Input participant information (name / birthdate etc.)
  • Register your skater(s) (RECREATIONAL SKATER) and one parent / guardian (ASSOCIATE VOLUNTEER) per family.
  • Sign all waivers (there are Speed Skating Canada Waivers (2) and OSSA waivers (you’ll recognize them).

Sara Hannon makes 2022 Special Olympics Training Squad

The 2022 Special Olympics Trainings Squad has just been announced and Hamilton Speed Skating’s Sara Hannon has made the list. We are all very excited for Sara as she builds on her successes that led her to represent Team Ontario in Thunder Bay in 2020. As part of the training squad, Sara will have the potential to represent Canada in the 2022 games in Russia

CONGRATULATIONS SARA! WAY TO GO!

See the full announcement on the Special Olympics Team Canada website

Helping Sara along the way will be coach Mike Murray, who is be assisting the team in the role of the Ontario Provincial Training Coach.

Health Screening Form – due at 3pm

All skaters are required to complete the online health screening form before 3pm on the day they will be skating. Access the form using the link below.

HEALTH SCREENING FORM – to complete by 3pm for each skater.

This health screening information is a requirement of the arena operators as well as Ontario Speed Skating. Our club volunteers are working tirelessly to ensure a safe experience for skaters and your completion of the form is an integral part in allowing a safe, contactless, traceable check-in for skaters. Please do you part to keep skating safe for all of us by filling in the form for each session as soon as you are able to able to assess the skaters state of health.