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The Markham Speed Skating Club welcomes people of all ages, skills, and objectives to participate in the sport of
indoor short-track speed skating for recreation, competition, and, above all, for fun.
The Club is located in Markham, Ontario, Canada, at the northeastern outskirts of Toronto.

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LATEST NEWS

Markham Skaters Excel
at CANADIAN AGE CLASS LONG TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Quebec City February 6-7

CLaire Liew

The Canadian Age Class Long Track Speed Skating Championships were held in Quebec City, on the Gaetan Boucher Oval, February 7-8 2016.

Both Claire Liew and Ariz Lalani, both members of the Markham Speed Skating Club, competed in their respective age and gender classes.

Claire Liew competed in the Female Age-12 class, winning Gold in the class
with consistent finishes in all distances raced against
a total of 14 competitors in class from across Canada.

Claire won silver in the 300m, 500m, 3000m individual olympic-style events
as well as Silver as a member of the Ontario team 500m relay for 11-13 year-old females
with Kennedy Feasby and Rachel Mallard against 7 other teams.

Claire was the sole Ontario skater to capture a Gold in their competition class.
A fantastic achievement for which we congratulate Claire

Ariz Lalani, in his first National event, placed 13th overall
of 26 competitors in the 13 Year-old Male class. Ariz placed 9th in both 300m and 100m distances.
Ariz performed well as a relative newcomer to the Long Track format and excelled in a competitive class.
Congratulation to Ariz for representing Markham well.

Claire Liew

3rd ANNUAL "GIRLS GO FAST" December 27th

Girls Go Fast 2014

For more, choose the "Girls Go Fast" menu in the top banner.
Pre-Registration form will be available soon

REGISTRATION FORMS AND FEES

The Registration Form and Fee Schedule for the 2015-2016 season are now available for download.

Fall OPEN HOUSE, Sunday September 13 2015

We will hold our annual OPEN HOUSE in the afternoon on
Sunday September 13 2015 for anyone who is curious about the
sport of Short Track Speed Skating and would like to try it out.

We have ice from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 to let you try speed skating for free,
so invite your friends to take advantage of this opportunity.
See our Newcomers web page for more information. Try to arrive early for skate fitting.

Previous members: please come during the afternoon to assist.
You can skate yourself too, but only if you help.

ICE TIMES FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON

We skate at the Mount Joy Community Centre in Markham.

We skate on Tuesdays 7 - 10 pm and on Fridays 6:40 - 9:30 pm
i.e. 3 or so hours per evening, two evenings per week
starting on Tuesday 8 September
and until end of March 2016.
Note that so far, there will be NO skating on the nights of:
September 18 (Friday)

Jordan Belchos to Compete in Pan-Am Games

Markham club member Jordan Belchos will be entering the Pan-Am games this summer in Toronto,
competing in inline skating events, along with several other top Canadian speed skaters.
Read More Here from Speedskating Canada

SUMMER DRYLAND TRAINING SESSIONS

Summer Dryland training has been running since May.
Coach Callista is leading our annual summer dryland program Tuesdays at 7pm on the track At Unionville high school.
Look for us near the East side of the track.
As always, there is no charge to attend the program.
Take note that as this program is outdoor, if it is raining it will be cancelled!!

LATE-AUGUST SKATING SESSION

We will be holding a pre-season August Session prior to the Fall, with 4 Classes during the last two weeks of August
This will be Tuesday and Friday nights 7-9pm

We have ice on the 18th, 21st, 25th and 28th
The fee for returning full members is $80 for all 4 sessions.
Skate selection for returning members will be starting at this time as well!
This is also open to new skaters for $100 .

Please let info@markhamspeedskating.org know if you would like to attend.

Great time to pre-register, get your skates, and work off the summer rust!

Prior to the August session we will have our annual skate room clean out, mat repair and inventory weekend.
More info later as we get closer.

MARKHAM SKATERS Competed for Ontario at
2015 CANADA EAST SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

MARCH 21-22 saw Claire L, Bennet L, and Eugene W. compete on the Ontario team at Fredericton NB. Canada East Short Track Championships.
With the best 11-14 year-olds, plus 15 year-old males, from across the country, they had top level competition.
Below are the Markham skaters, parents and the full Ontario Team. Congratulations for representing Markham and Ontario so well at this National meet.

See Event Results

Markham Skaters

Markham Skaters

Ontario Team

NEW CLUB SPONSOR - GREAT CLIPS (Boxgrove)

The Boxgrove location of Great Clips (560 Copper Creek Dr, Markham) has generously offered support to our club!!

With their help, we will be running the pin program for the 1st and 2nd hour skaters, as well they will be the sponsor of our community open house and free skate!

Let's be sure to show them some appreciation. They have also generously provided a special offer to members of our fabulous club.

Please CLICK HERE for the offer and take full advantage of it!!


SSC GRANT HELPS MARKHAM WITH MORE MATS
This Winter, with support jointly from a SPORT FOR LIFE grant from Speed Skating Canada and private sponsorship from Kirkor architects, we were able to run a highly successful Girls go Fast event, purchase 7 new pairs of skates, purchase 8 new full size mats and recover 8 additional mats!
Thanks to both for supporting the Markham Speed Skating Club

New Mats

Some of our skaters, with the New Mats behind.

REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015
In a move to go to a simplified registration process we would like people to check out OWL WISE.
If possible, please set up an account (free) and let us know what you think. OwlWise Registration Page
We are hoping to move to a less labour/paper dependent system.
If your have questions about OwlWise please see David Chan or Lisa.

TEAM JACKET
We still have one Youth Medium brand new MARKHAM jacket.
If you are interested please see Ingrid or Lisa.
The cost is $70 and helmet number or name can be added to the sleeve for only $5

Need for Speed

March 2013 Group

Many of our skaters gathered for the last practice session at the end of March 2014

March 2013 Group


2010

Alex Ianculescu mimics the logo at the Richmond B.C. speed skating oval.
She was a forerunner at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
See more about her in the Skaters' News column on our Current News page.


Dedicated to the Memory of Roger Buxton 1945-2013

Roger was the leading light and long time president of the club, always offering encouragement to young and old alike.
His tireless dedication to speed skating was an inspiration and he will be always remembered.


SPONSORS

The Club gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations.
Click on their logos to access their websites.

Great Clips Logo

Great Clips (Boxgrove) provides special offers and support for the club


kirkor logo

Kirkor Architects and Planners
Expertise in Smart-Build Strategies

Trillium Logo

The Club gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.


Loblaws Logo


The Club benefits from the Fund Raising Gift Card program of Loblaw's supermarkets.



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A leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's most international bank.


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Canada's largest provider of home, auto and business insurance.

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