SALT LAKE CITY, USA - Graeme Fish is on top of the world, having captured a gold medal in the 10,000m at the ISU World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City on Friday. In the process, he set a new World Record with a time of 12:33.868, besting teammate Ted-Jan Bloemen’s mark from 2015. Bloemen earned a medal of his own in the distance – a silver – while the ladies Team Pursuit skated to bronze.
Fish, a 22-year-old native of Moose Jaw, Sask. who is only in his second full year on the international circuit, skated flat lap times – hovering between 29.5 and 30.3 seconds – throughout his 25 tours around the oval. The blistering pace put his time almost two and a half seconds under the existing World Record and twelve seconds faster than his previous personal best. Fish also makes his mark on history as the first non-Dutch skater to be crowned 10,000m World Champion.
Please visit this link for the competition calendar for the upcoming year. The calendar will be updated as more competitions are finalized. Please note the Olympic Oval competitions are not included as they have not been published.
R U the fastest skater in Moose Jaw?
Free Open Races!
Any type of skates will be welcomed.
(bring your skates and helmet)
Kinsmen Arena on March 24 from 2:45 - 4:00
Contact John or Heather 306-694-4192 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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In speed skating, technique rules! Fit skaters can do well but good technical skaters almost always out-perform lesser skilled ones. I think I am skilled at teaching technique but I still know that it is a difficult task and that I can always learn how to be better. This season, elite coaches Bart Schouten (national team LT) and Jonathon Cavar (national team ST) gave talks to coaches on the teaching of technique. I attended the LT talk and Chris Veeman the ST talk (both paid for by SASSA!). There were some great ideas presented, all of which can enrich your understanding of technique and how to teach it.
I visit clubs quite often. If you are interested, I can come to your club and present the information passed on to us in those presentations. Jordan has passed on Chris' notes from Jonathon Cavar's talk and there will be a video of Bart's available soon. I would love to speak to your parents, coaches and athletes at the rink or otherwise at a mutually agreed upon time. Perhaps I will bring Chris too? (he also has a job)
Let me know if you are interested.
Moab mountain bike trip- April 19-26, open to 12+, registration closed
Brightwater camp- May 3-5, open to 12+, a dryland training camp with fun and learning, contact Tim
Golden Triangle- May 24-26, open to 12+, a road bike ride over three days in the Rockies, contact Tim for details, to register
SSC AGM- June 6-9, Winnipeg
Kananaskis camp- June 28 to July 2, a dryland camp in the Rockies, open to 12+, contact Tim for details
Summer Speed- July 15-20, Olympic oval, Calgary, to register
Oval program ST camp- July 22-27, an integrated camp with stage 2 of the oval program, open to advanced skaters with stage 2 times, contact Tim for details
SASSA LT Oval camp- August 1-3, open to skaters with B or C ice times, contact Tim for details Oval program ST camp- August 12-19, an integrated camp with stage 2 of the oval program, open to advanced skaters with stage 2 times, contact Tim for details
Fast is fun- August 23-25, location TBA, a dryland and ice camp, open to all ages
Athlete Advance, coach and athlete conference- September 7, Saskatoon, call Tim to register
Introduction to Competition coaching clinic- September 14-15, tentatively Melville, call Tim to register
Questions? Tim Comfort, 306-221-2971, email@example.com