Come one, come all! Registration is now open!
The Bay State Club Races, also known as the Spring Jam, will be held on Saturday April 26.
Check-in will be at 5:00pm, warm-ups will start around 5:30pm and racing will start about 6:00pm. We have the ice until 8:00pm, so all races will be done by 7:45pm. After the races, we’ll have pizza, dessert, awards and our annual meeting.
Since we’re renting extra ice, the cost will be a stamp on your Winter (Walpole) card plus $10. For new skaters that don’t yet have a card, and for our Bedford skaters, the cost will be $35. These prices include pizza. The cost for non-skaters that would like to join us for pizza is $5 per person.
This is a club race, so the competition will be friendly and informal. If you’ve never raced before, this is a good place to start. We’d really like to encourage all of our newer skaters to give this a try. Come on Bedford folks, make Coach Mike proud!
Click here to register
When registering, you’ll need the following for each person racing: name, age, recent race time (333m for those 12 and under, 500m for those above 12). If you don’t have a time, register anyway, Ask a coach at the next practice to time you. Registration will close on Sunday April 20. Please register early so we know how many people we’ll have! Registering early will also prevent me from bugging you every time I see you.
As always, we need volunteers to help us. And volunteers get their pizza for free! Please e-mail BayState Speedskating to volunteer your services.
- meet clerk
- mats, before and after (as many as possible)
- block chasers (at least two, four is better)
- water bucket filler
- timers (five or six)
- lap counter
- heat box manager
Pizza will be provided, but it would be great to have some people bring desserts, salads, etc. Let me know if you’re interested in bringing something.