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  • River City Racers Speed Skating Club
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Latest News Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club

Several River City Racers were in action this Saturday at the Coyote Cup speed skating short track event.  Calvin Forbes won the silver medal in Division 7, Open Junior male category.  Team mate John Hill also came home with a silver medal in Division 4C and set 3 personal best times - in the 200, 500, and 1200m events.  Picking up Bronze medals were Noah Lara in division 3A; Summer Bogetti Smith in division 4B; and Sophia Pankratz in division 5E.  Sophia set personal best times in each distance she raced - the 200, 400, 500, and 1200 events.  Both Noah Lara and Claire Riel, who skated to the Iron medal in Division 3A - raced to three personal best times each.  Summer Bogetti Smith set a personal best in the 500m distance. 
Racers will be in action again next weekend at the Vernon Short Track interclub event.

On the international scene, Josie Spence, racing in World Cup #5 this weekend in Stavanger Norway,  earned her  spot to the World Single Distance Championships to be hosted by Kolomna Russia February 13 and 14th.  Josie will be competing in the women’s pursuit event.  

The River City Racers and Overlander Ski Club are looking forward to a great day tomorrow at Stake Lake.  That is when the Polarthon - a winter duathlon comprised of snowshoe and ski disciplines - will make its debut.  
The short course event begins at 10:00am and the long course will begin at 11:00am.
You can register at the Runner’s Sole today until store closing at 6pm and tomorrow at the Day Lodge at Stake Lake between 8 and 9am. There is also online registration available - that is linked to both the Overlander and River City Racers websites.
 
Many draw prizes including a pair of Nordic Blades.  These ice blades clip on to the bottom of your ski boots.  They are over $250.00 in value.  They will come in handy next year when the Polarthon includes the skating discipline. 
 
Come and give it a go!!  We hope to host many more ‘Tri’s’ on snow (and ice)!
The Polarthon is A Go this Saturday January 23 at Stake Lake.  It is a duathlon this year combining snowshoe and cross country skiing disciplines.  
There is a short course and long course option as well as the choice to participate as an individual or team.  Family discounts applied. Snow shoe rentals at Runner’s Sole and Overlander Ski club. 
Register on line or at the Runner’s Sole.   To register online and for more information on race categories and this event please visit kamloopsspeedskating.com/events/polarthon 
Day of registration at Stake Lake Day Lodge between 8 and 9am January 23.  
Race package pick up this Thursday and Friday at Runner’s Sole or at the Day Lodge between 8 and 9 am Saturday January 23.  
Awards for all participants.
Best Costume award.
A pair of Nordic Blades donated as part of draw prizes.  These are longer skate blades that can attach to your cross country ski boots.  Over $250.00 value. 
Thank you to our sponsors - Sun Country Toyota Scion, City of Kamloops, River City Realty, and the Sign Cellar.
Thank you to our partners - River City Speed Skating Club, Overlander Ski Club, Kamloops Summer Triathlon Club, Greater Kamloops Motorcycle Club, and Runner’s Sole
 
 
 
 
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