First meet…

Some of the Hampton skaters enjoyed the Saint John FUNdamentals meet this past weekend at the Charles Gorman Arena.  The skaters participated in a speed skating style meet with a few FUN races added.  For some of these skaters it is their first time skating in a meet.  All of the skaters received ribbons for each race they participated in.  One of our skaters, Xander, received a first place for every race he competed in.

Congratulations to all our skaters!

Next meet on the Atlantic calendar is in Charlottetown, PEI this weekend.

Harold Joyce Meet

29th Annual Harold Joyce Invitational Short Track Speed Skating Championship

November 22 – 23, 2014
Grant Harvey Centre, Fredericton, NB

The Fredericton Amateur Speed Skating Club welcomes all skaters to the annual Harold Joyce Championships. The Championships are open to all skaters of all ability and will include ability based skating on the 85m 100m and 111m tracks. To add to the excitement of the event, Speed Skate New Brunswick will be selecting its 2015 Canada Winter Games Short Track team during the competition.

Host Hotel: Delta Fredericton

Families attending the Harold Joyce Invitational may make reservations with the Delta Fredericton for November 21/22, 2014 at the special Harold Joyce Invitational rates on-line
at: Skating-Club

OR – to reserve by phone, please call our Reservations Office at 1-800-268-1133. For ease of booking callers must identify themselves as being with the Harold Joyce Invitational.

The unreserved rooms are set to release for general sale on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

The racing will take place on the Olympic sized ice surface at the Grant Harvey Centre located at 600 Knowledge Park Drive in Fredericton. We hope to see you all there.

The Harold Joyce Speed Skating Invitational – Delta


Invitation- HJ 2014

HJ Club-Summary-2013-14

FUNdamentals Meet

Saint John Amateur Speed Skating Club
FUNdamentals Meet
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00-4:00
Charles Gorman Arena, 80 University Avenue, Saint John
This is a great competition for new and beginner skaters to get some racing experience in a fun environment . The Saint John club has been doing this competition for 4 years and have always cone and excellent job in educating the skaters on how a competition works. 
FOR Club Registars – club summary

Happy Thanskgiving

We want to wish all our skaters and families a Happy Thanksgiving!

There is skating on Monday, Oct 12 at the regular times.

Group 4 Learn to Skate 5:15-5:45
Group 3 Learn to Speed Skate 5:15-6:00
Group 2 Intro to Competitive 5:15-6:00
Group 1 Competitive 6:00-7:15

See you at the rink!

The track

At the beginning of every season a dedicated crew of parents from the club spend approximately 2 hrs measuring, marking, drilling and placing paint into the ice to create a dotted track. The dots are used to mark the track in which the skaters must skate around. There are three track sizes 85m, 100m, and 111.12m.


Skating begins today!

Welcome to all our new and returning skaters.  Today –  Oct 6, 2013 our regular skating season begins.

Learn to Skate is 5:15 until 5:45pm.

Equipment required:

  • Helmet – Hockey, Bike or ski helmets are all acceptable
  • Skates – any types are acceptable
  • Gloves – Leather or ski Gloves
  • Soft Knee pads
  • Clothing recommend – Warm active style clothing is suggested.  It is not recommend that the skater wear winter snow pants as this does restrict the skaters movement

Learn to Speed Skate and Intro to Competition is 5:15  until 6:00pm.

Equipment required:

  • Helmet – Hockey, Bike or ski helmets are all acceptable
  • Skates – Speed Skates or Hockey Skates
  • Gloves – Leather or ski Gloves
  • Soft Knee pads
  • Hard Shin guards – soccer style
  • Neck Guard – Bib Style
  • Clothing recommend – Warm active style clothing is suggested.  It is not recommend that the skater wear winter snow pants as this does restrict the skaters movement

Competitive Speed Skating is 6:00 until 7:15pm.

See you at the rink!

Group 1 & 2 begins Oct 2

Group 1 & 2 skating begins…

Thursday, October 2

5:15-6:45 pm

Please remember the following:

  • Sharpen skates
  • Head to toe safety equipment check
    • Helmet
    • Glasses
    • Bib style neck guard
    • Skin suit
    • Under suit (if you own one)
    • Cut resistant gloves
    • Hard style shin guards (Built ins are NOT acceptable)
    • Soft knee pads (if not built in)
    • Kevlar/dyneema socks
    • Skates
    • Skate guards (hard & soft)

See you at the rink!


A blast from the past

A gentleman from the Hampton was kind enough to share this newspaper article from The Evening Times Globe dated January 26, 1970.

IMG_1151.JPGThe article reads…

Local Skaters Dominate Meet

Saint John skaters dominated the 1970 New Brunswick Outdoor Speed Skating Championships at Lily Lake Saturday capturing victories in all but two of the 10 classifications.

Thirteen-year-old Gail Smith of Saint John was touted by course clerk, Leo Pye, Jr., as the best female competitor, while he rated Saint John’s Gary Harvey, 14, as the best male.

Miss Smith, who has no competitors in her age classing, skating against the clock came just three seconds short of the Canadian record for her age classing – coming across the finish line in 25 seconds for 220 yards.

Harvey, who had two skaters competing against him, clocked the same distance in 25.5.  Both skaters are sure bets to represent this province at the Canada Winter Games next year.

New Saint John winner were Margot Joyce from Fredericton, who copped both events in the girls age 10-11 classing and Russel Lutz of Albert, Albert Co. who took both events in age 10-11 competition for boys’ over seven events.

Following is a complete list of the winners for event sponsored by New Brunswick Speed Skating Association.