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
Due to the blizzard that’s forecast for Sunday, we’ve decided to cancel the ice practice at Bedford this week (Feb 15). Sleep in, stay home and be warm!
Come join us for a night of fun and free skating! Saturday Feb 7, 6:30-8:00pm at Rodman Arena in Walpole.
Click here to download the flyer: OpenHouse
Our annual meet, the Bay State Short Track Championships, is quickly approaching on Saturday Nov 22, 2014. This is a fully sanctioned US Speedskating meet held on an olympic-sized ice surface.
Race details, including registration can be found here: https://www.safepayevents.com/Home.aspx?ID=55133621
Special rates on hotels are listed on our lodging page: https://baystatespeedskating.wordpress.com/skate/lodging-info-for-bay-state-meet/. Note the different cut-off dates for the different hotels.
If you’d like to advertise (both commercial and personal messages are accepted), contact us at email@example.com. Rates are $100 (full page), $50 (half page), $25 (quarter page). We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so it’s tax deductible.
Interested in volunteering? We need lots of help so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers get a free t-shirt and food. Here’s an idea of what we’re looking for: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnPFiWVxhw7HdElINWhtMG5CR1hzT0dsUmpGNDRDR3c&usp=sharing
We also need help with food for the meet staff and volunteers. Please sign up here to bring something: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnPFiWVxhw7HdHEteno3RVVjNHlrVVVTQUFYS0hSS3c&usp=sharing