Speed Skate New Brunswick Posts

The Practice time for team New Brunswick will be held at 2:00-3:00pm on Friday the 21st, at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex (location of the competition). We will begin a team warm up, off ice, at 1:15pm.

The Banquet tickets will be given out after the team practice. If you are unable to attend the NB practice time on Friday, please let Scott Beamish know by email at scott_beamish5@hotmail.com

Warm up on Saturday and Sunday is at 8:00am with racing beginning at 9:00am. See the attached link below for a full description of the schedule.

2017 CEST Schedule FINAL

Congratulations to all NB athletes that have qualified and are attending the Canada East Championships March 25th-26th. It was a great season for all NB athletes, your hard work has paid off! Good luck in Ottawa team NB

The Canada East Camp will begin March 18th at the Hampton Golf Clubhouse (68 William Bell Dr, Hampton). We will begin with a dryland session at 10:00am, but those looking to have their blades checked before Canada East can come at 9:30am.

We will spend the morning at the clubhouse going through a dryland practice, a relay information session and then have lunch there from 1:00pm-1:45pm. Lunch is not provided, please bring your own.

After lunch we will make our way down to the Hampton arena where we will have 2 hours of ice from 2:30-4:45, and finally a group cool down and SSNB skinsuit fitting after ice.

Please bring all of your skating gear, with already sharpened blades and your sharpening gear in case you strip an edge during practice.

We will periodically be outside, in the clubhouse and in the arena. PLEASE BRING APOPRIATE CLOTHING FOR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS! This will also be a long day, and it is a good idea to treat it like a meet and bring: proper nutrition, snacks, water, sports drinks, etc.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Scott Beamish at scott_beamish5@hotmail.com

For those that have not registered for the camp yet, be advised that registration closes Friday the 17th at 8:00pm.

I will see you all in Hampton!

Scott

Four New Brunswicker short track speed skaters competed at the Senior Selection #2 event in Montreal over four days this past week (March 9-12). Brendan Corey was the top NB performer with an 8th overall position on the men’s side. World Junior Team Member Courtney Sarault rebounded from a disappointing 500M to become the top NB female with a 12th overall position, just ahead of Rikki Doak who finished 13th, and rounding out the New Brunswick contingent was Sarah Gilbert who placed 29th overall.

Corey and Doak both posted personal best times across all distances.

This meet was the last on the National Senior calendar and the final chance for skaters to earn points toward their national Senior ranking for the season. These rankings will decide the National and National Development Teams for next season and the 16 men and women who will take part in the Olympic trials.

“This was an impressive performance by all 4 skaters. It is great to see skaters who were developed and supported by the system at home now move successful into training at the National Regional Training Centre in Montreal” said Derrick MacLeod, Speed Skate New Brunswick’s High Performance Coach.

“Brendan is skating times we haven’t seen by a New Brunswicker since Jeff Scholten and Travis Jayner. An 8th overall finish at a meet that’s only missing the World Championship skaters, and the others who skated recently at the final World Cup, it’s amazing. There was an Olympian in this competition and everyone else who finished ahead of Brendan is a National or National Development team member.”

This upcoming weekend features the Junior Selections #2 event in Trois-Rivières where Seamus Smith, Roger Fulton, Maggie Oliver, and AbbyGail Jackson will skate for New Brunswick. This is the final chance for these skaters to earn points toward their national Junior age rankings for the season.

Speed Skate New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following skaters will be representing New Brunswick at Canada East this year in Ottawa, Ontario on March 25-26.

Good luck to all skaters!

Compete hard, race well, and most importantly have fun!

FEMALES

11 year old Females

  • Anran Kang (Saint John)
  • Janelle Comeau (Dieppe)

12 year old Females

  • Melanie Boulerice (Fredericton)
  • Leila Cartier (Dieppe)
  • Emily Kay (St Croix)
  • Shelby Scott (Hampton)

13 year old Females

  • Angela Xu (St Croix)
  • Claire Oliver (Saint John)
  • Laurie Roussel (Restigouche)
  • Harriet McSporran (Fredericton)

14 year old Females

  • Hannah MacNeil (Hampton)
  • Annie-Pier Gauthier (Dieppe)

MALES

12 year old Males

  • Conor Murray (Fredericton)
  • Rémy Martin (Restigouche)
  • Colton Gough (Fredericton)
  • Eric Verschoor (Saint John)

13 year old Males

  • Sam Myers (Saint John)
  • John Crawford (Saint John)

14 year old Males

  • Misha Boulerice (Fredericton)
  • Anthony Cormier-Losier (Dieppe)
  • David Lawless (Saint John)
  • Alex Briggs (Fredericton)

15 year old Males

  • Scott Verschoor (Saint John)

There will be Team NB sweatshirts available for purchase by team members.  A sizing kit will be available at lunch on both Saturday & Sunday this weekend at the Tail-ender meet being held at the Grant-Harvey Arena.  Please speak to Scott Beamish or Kevin Scott for more information.