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Skaters Registration

Aug 18, 2016 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Abbotsford Recreation Centre.

Skaters Register Monday, August 18, 2016 5:30 - 7:30pm

Registration for all new and returning skaters will take place on Monday, August 18, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. For those that need skates, the skate fitting will also be done that evening in the equipment room. Registration forms to be supplied and fees to be collected.

Registration Information

If there are any questions, please contact Kim at info@matsquiblades.com.

New Rule for Helmets

Updated June 1, 2016

Bike helmets no longer allowed

I have been asked to notify everyone regarding a rule change to safety gear this year. SSC (Speed Skating Canada) will not allow bike helmets as protective head gear. The actual rule is as below.

SSC Rule D3-100

All skaters must wear a ASTMF 1849-07 speed skating helmet OR CSA approved hockey, snowboard/ski or skateboarding helmet only.

Matsqui Blades will be enforcing this rule right at the start of the season, also a reminder that safety goggles are mandatory as well.

If you are looking for speed skating equipment, an internet resource based in Kamloops is ilovespeedskating.com.

See the list of Mandatory Equipment for a complete list.

Protective Eyewear Required

Updated June 1, 2016

A new rule on eye protection

All skaters will be required to wear shatter-resistant protective sport glasses or a complete visor. Those wearing corrective lenses (glasses) will be required to wear the "safety" glasses over their corrective lenses (glasses) if they choose to wear their prescription glasses when skating.

See the list of Mandatory Equipment for a complete list.