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Latest News Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club

Josie Spence speed skating, River City Racers Speed Skating Club  Josie Spence of Kamloops has qualified for the first four World Cups of the long track speed skating season.

Spence, 19, competed at Speed Skating Canada’s World Cup Fall Trials in Calgary, and finished in the top five in two distances. According to a Speed Skating Canada news release, “The top five racers in all distances qualify to race the first four World Cups of the season.”

Spence, a product of the River City Racers, finished third in the 5,000 metres on Sunday.

She also was fifth in the 1,500m.

The first two stops are in Calgary and Salt Lake City, before the World Cup circuit heads to Kazakhstan and Germany.

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca

Sara Spence, a member of the River City Racers Speed Skating Club, competed in her first National Qualifier Short Track Competition in Calgary over the weekend. This was a four day event with top skaters from across the country.  Sara set personal best times in the 500m lowering her time from a 47.8 to 46.5; and in the 1000m from a 1:39.3 to 1:38.5.  Faster times this season mean a better Junior ranking for her this winter.  It it not official, but these times likely qualify her to compete at Junior Nationals in Montreal in January. 
Brother, Eric, competed at the Calgary Oval on the long track discipline.  He skated to a personal best time in the 500m with a 43.73 - this was more than a second faster than last seasons best of 44.84.  He set a season's best in the 3000m event with a time of 4:37.31

Eric and Sara Spence, members of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, competed in Calgary over the weekend at the Single Distance Short Track competition.  Each skated two distances.  Eric raced to personal bests in both distances skating to a 4 second personal best in the 1000m event setting  a new time of 1:37.3.   In the 500m event he lowered his time by .5 of a second setting his new mark at 47.5.  Eric finished second and third respectively in his finals for these distances. Sister Sara skated to seasons best time in both the 500m and 1000m finishing third and fourth respectively in the finals .  Sara  qualified to compete in her first National Short Track Qualifier which is being held in Calgary from October 3rd through the 6th.  The National Qualifier consists of the top 60 skaters in the country minus those skating presently competing at world cups. 

In Long Track speed skating action sister Josie Spence competed in the Fall Classic event in Calgary.  She set personal best times and new provincial records in the 1500m (2:00.53 - 1 second improvement) and the 3000m events (4:11.78 - 2.5 second improvement over last season's times) .  Tori Spence was unable to compete due to illness.

The Kamloops River City Racers begins its Learn to Skate and Learn to Speed Skate lessons this Thursday at McArthur Island Arena. For more information please contact club president Michelle Wood at 250 318 6210

We are offering a FREE OPEN SKATE at
MacArthur Island Park on Saturday September 7th at 10 am – Noon where you can
try on and try out speed skates on the ice; meet the coaches and some of our more experienced speed skaters; as well as register for the fall sessions.

A second FREE OPEN SKATE will be offered at
MacArthur Island Park Saturday September 21st
at 10 am – Noon.

 
 
 
 
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