The schedule for the 2015-16 Winter Season is now set and available for viewing on the club calendar. The details are:
Rodman Arena didn’t give us any ice this week, so Thursdays will start on Sept 10 and Saturdays will start on Sept 19. Note that Thursday ice is now 8:00-9:20pm. See our Calendar for all the Walpole rink details. Enjoy a little bit more summer and have a great Labor Day weekend. We will have a dryland on Thursday Sept 3 at Rodman Arena in Walpole, starting at 7pm.
On Saturday Aug 22, three time Olympian and Bay State alumni, Caroline Hallisey, is back to impart her knowledge upon us!
This 1-day camp will be held at The Edge Sports Center, 191 Hartwell Ave., Bedford, MA 01730. It is open to adults and children of all abilities (some skating experience recommended). It will cover off ice warm up exercises, on ice skating drills/technique and an introduction to skating-specific dryland training.
Tentative schedule (4 hours of ice):
7:45 AM Assemble in lobby
8 – 9:30 AM Warm up drills
10 AM – 12 PM On ice drills/technique
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
2 – 4 PM On ice drills/technique
4:30 – 6 PM Dryland training
Price is $125.00 per camper
Email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to pay by check
Payment by credit card can be made on the Baystate website under the Skate! tab then click “Pay for Ice Time”
The results from the 2015 Spring Jam are now available on our Racing page. Congratulations to everyone that participated and thanks for making it one of the largest Spring Jam races we’ve had in years. We had 17 people racing for the first time!
Spring is here, Age Group Nationals has already taken place and all the usual signs of the end of racing season are upon us. But wait! Isn’t there just a little bit more ice for one more? Nothing wraps up the racing season better than… another race! Registration is now open for the annual Bay State Spring Jam. You’ve heard the stories, now come experience the excitement.
Bay State Speedskating is thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting another Sue Ellis camp this Spring. The dates of the camp this year are May 29-31 (Fri – Sun). Note this is the weekend *after* Memorial Day. The approximate times of the camp are 6-9pm on Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
This camp will have 8 hours of on-ice instruction, with the rest of the time being used for off-ice drills and video review. As with all Sue camps, she’ll be encouraging everyone to respond to questions using their best Canadian accent. Making fun of the Canadian skaters during video review is always optional.
As was the case last year, Sue will be assisted by Katherine Reutter. Katherine is Head Coach of the ASE elite development program in Milwaukee, as well as a two-time US Olympic medalist.
The price for the camp and the registration page will be available soon. Registration will open first for Bay State members and then be open to everyone. Participation is limited to 25 skaters. This camp *will* sell out, so be ready to sign up.
Sue Ellis bio:
Sue is recognized world-wide as a technical expert in the sport, and has 30+ years of experience at the highest levels of speedskating. Some of her accomplishments:
– 2002 US Olympic Short Track coach
– 1999-2002 US National Short Track coach
– 2000 US Speedskating Coach of the Year
– 1998-1999 US Speedskating Development Coach
– 14 years as Technical Director & Provincial Coach for Speed Skate New Brunswick
– Member of Canadian National Short Track Team