Medicine Hat Ability Meet

2017-09-30

(Active Start, FunD, L2T, T2T, Juniors ISU & older)

October 21 & 22, 2017
Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre

Sanctions:
AASSA Sanction and SSC Sanction applied for

Location:
Family Leisure Centre 2000 Division Avenue N. Medicine Hat, AB (Google Map)

Entry Fees:
$67.50 per skater

Entry Format and Deadline: (Late entries will not be accepted)
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 9:00PM. Late Entries will not be accepted.

Format:

  • Group 1: Junior ISU and older will skate 1000m, 500m, 1500m, 3000m (111m track). Skaters will be seeded and grouped based on submitted 500m times. Advancements will be by place. Awards (gold, silver, and bronze) will be based on accumulated results over all distances. Special recognition will be given to the skater who makes the most significant percentage drop in their 500m “PB”.
  • Group 2: T2T and experienced L2T skaters (coaches’ discretion) will skate 1500m, 200m (mass start), and 400m. Skaters can then choose their final long distance from a 800m, a 2000m, or a 3000m. Skaters will be seeded and grouped based on submitted 400m times. Awards will be granted to the top three finishers of each group based on points from the first three distances. Special recognition will be given to the skater of each age class who makes the most significant percentage drop in his or her 400m “PB”.
  • Group 3: Active Start-L2T-Beginner T2T skaters (coaches’ discretion): will skate 5 age and ability appropriate races which may include 100m, 200m, 400m, 300m, or 500m. Skaters will then choose their final long distance from 400m, 800m, 1000m, or 1500m. Skaters will be seeded and grouped based on submitted 200m and/or 400m times (please submit both). Advancement will be 1+ time. Awards will be granted to the top three finishers of each group based on points from the first three distances. Special recognition will be given to the skater of each age class who makes the most significant percentage drop in his or her 200m “PB”.

On-Site Food Services:

  • Free beverages, lunches and snacks will be available for officials, volunteers, and coaches
  • There is a “Kincession” located in the Leisure Centre, as well as a Booster Juice
  • There is a CO-OP grocery store within walking distance as well as State & Main Restaurant and a number of fast food options including Tim Horton’s, Subway, Dairy Queen, A & W and Little Caesars

Contact person:</span
For any questions or inquiries, please contact meet coordinator Nicole Cooney at (403) 329-4231 or email: ‘a href=”mailto:president@aassa.ca”>president@aassa.ca

On-line Volunteer Sign-up:
We are so thankful for our skating friends from across our province and western Canada who are always so willing to help out other clubs! Medicine Hat Speed Skating Club is especially thankful since we are a smaller club and couldn’t do it without the help of others! In an effort to be a little more organized with our volunteers, we will be using this link to ask our friends to sign-up so that we know you would like to take a shift in a certain area. THANK YOU!! Please sign-up to Volunteer at the link below:
https://www.volunteersignup.org/YRX8W

Used Equipment Sale:
We would like to offer the opportunity for families to sell any items at a Used Equipment Sale on Saturday during the lunch break. If you or your club have used Speed Skating items you would like to sell, please bring them along. However, please note, you will be responsible for the sale of your own items. We just want to encourage and provide an opportunity for clubs and individuals to sell their equipment at a time when we all get together.

Local Hotel Room Blocks:
Super 8 Medicine Hat (10 rooms held under “Medicine Hat Speed Skating Meet”)
Address: 1280 Trans-Canada Way SE
Phone: 403-528-8888
Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/medicine-hat-alberta/super-8-medicine-hat-ab/overview
Date: October 21 & 22, 2017
Number of Nights: 2 nights only
Room Type: Standard Room – 2 Double Beds
Rate: $89.00/night plus taxes

The Home Inn Express (10 rooms held under “Medicine Hat Speed Skating Meet”)
Address: 20 Strachan Court SE
Phone: 403-527-1749
Toll Free: 844-466-3842
Website: www.homeinnexpressmh.ca
Date: October 21 & 22, 2017
Number of Nights: 2 nights only
Room Type: Standard Room – 2 Double Beds
Rate: $104.00/night plus taxes