Just a reminder that we don’t have practice ice in Walpole for the next few Saturdays. Specifically, there’s no practice on:
Sat Nov 18
Sat Nov 25 (Thanksgiving weekend)
Sat Dec 2 (annual Bay State meet)
We do have ice in Bedford on Sunday mornings (Nov 19 and Nov 26). Pads start going out at 6:40am on Nov 19 and at 6:30am on Nov 26. Since there’s no ice on those Saturdays, sleep early and come skate the following morning!
There’s still time and space to sign up for the annual Bay State meet. We also need more volunteers. Sign up to race here:
Support your skater by buying an ad in the meet book.
Send a JPEG/PDF or words of encouragement and we’ll create a special ad for you. Email email@example.com
1/4 Page (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) $25.00
1/2 Page (7-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) $50.00
Full Page (7-1/2″ x 10″) $100.00
Ad deadline is Monday, 11/13.
Use this link for payment:
Bay State Speedskating’s annual meet will be Saturday Dec 2 this year. Registration is now open: https://www.safepayevents.com/Home.aspx?ID=137000001
Our “purchased” ice time is 10:20am-8:00pm. Check-in will start around 9:30, on-ice warm-ups about 10:40 and first race about 11:30.
All of our skaters are strongly encouraged to race. Last year we had 18 members racing. This year let’s make it more!
Our Sunday sessions resume this year in Bedford on Sunday Oct 29. We have ice nearly every Sunday, except for Dec 3 and Dec 24. We’ve scheduled 21 sessions this year. https://baystatespeedskating.wordpress.com/calendar/
The rink in Bedford is The Edge Sportscenter, 191 Hartwell Rd. We skate on the “upper” rink (on the right as you enter), which is NHL size. https://baystatespeedskating.wordpress.com/skate/the-edge-sports-center-bedford-ma/
Our ice time is officially 7:00am-8:00am (all pads must be off by 8:00), but there is never anyone on before us and rink management has told us that we’re free to get on earlier. In order to maximize ice time (in Bedford and Walpole), all skaters (and parents) should assist in moving safety mats on and off the ice. For Bedford, mats start going out at 6:40. All skaters should plan on being in the rink by 6:40 in order to help. We can get on the ice as soon as all of the mats are out.
This commercial has been airing during the World Cup races. Pause the video around 0:37…
Reminder that we don’t have ice on Saturday October 7. See the full schedule here: https://baystatespeedskating.wordpress.com/calendar/
There is no ice on the following Saturdays: