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SKATE TEC Western Elite Circuit #2

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit #2 is a short track competition focused on developing speed skaters in Youth (13 years only), Neo Junior (14-15 years old), Junior (16-18 years old) and Neo Senior (18-20 years old) categories. It provides challenging opportunities for skaters to develop their tactical awareness and execution of learned skills. The circuit provides a fun racing atmosphere and is an introduction for most skaters to the high-performance competition stream. The Circuit typically consists of three competitions, two hosted at the Olympic Oval, and one hosted at another venue in Western Canada.

Schedule

Races (Schedule TBC)

Saturday

Youth- 400m/1500m (100m track)

NeoJunior and up – 1500m/500m (111m track)

Sunday

Youth- 200m/800m (100m track)

NeoJunior and up – 1000m (111m track)

Format

An all-finals ladder format will be used for the Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 2. This competition format is utilized to promote the best possible racing experience for all skaters. Each distance is seeded based on the athlete’s entry seed times. Athletes are placed in races with the first 5 skaters placed in Race A(7 in the 1500m), the next 5 in Race B, and so on. An all-finals format awards skaters points after each race based on the point system below. Athletes move up and down the ladder with the top 2 skaters from each race moving up one race, 3rd place staying in the same race, and the bottom 2 skaters moving down one race. The 1500m has 7 skaters on the line so, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th place skaters stay in the same race. This format allows the closest races based on ability from the first race of the weekend, as well as allowing skaters to move up without limitations of our traditional groups of 20 skaters.

Penalties

Skaters who earn a penalty finish at the bottom of their race, earn last place points in the race, and move down a race.

YC-2 / YC-B – earns no points in the race and moves down a race.

Advancements

This is an all-finals format. There are no advancements.

Scratches/Withdrawals

If there are any scratches or withdrawals for any reason, all ranking positions below the withdrawn skater move up one spot for the next race.

Eligibility

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 2 is open to skaters in Youth (13 years only), Neo Junior, Junior and Neo Senior age categories

The following minimum time standards* are in effect. This will help create quality racing opportunities for everyone.

WOMEN: 46.3 400m on the 100m track or 56.0 500m on the 111m track.

MEN: 43.9 400m on the 100m track or 53.0 500m on the 111m track.

*Submitted times must be from an official competition and have to be achieved between July 1, 2022 and registration close date. Times skated in practice will not be accepted.

Track

Racing will be conducted on an Olympic sized rink with boards and level 3/4 padding (double blue padding with red half mats).

Entries

Any bonafide member of the International Skating Union may compete in the Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 2, provided that the member is properly registered with their Provincial Association or Member Country.

Skaters must be Youth 13 years or older to compete

Entries for the Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 2 must be submitted electronically.

Registration

To Register as an Athlete, Click Here

To Register as a Coach, Click Here

The entry fee is $95.00 (CDN) (includes GST)

Late Fee: Double entry fee after the Entry Deadline

*Note: All entries will be confirmed by the Competitor Steward. An entry cannot be guaranteed if entered after the Deadline

Entry Deadline

11:59 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2023

Late Entry closes Monday, January 22, 2023

Richmond Oval Waiver Form

Skaters in their first competition of the season at the Richmond Olympic Oval must fill out the Waiver Form.

Training Times

Training times are available throughout the week upon request. Please contact Nicole Garrido at ngarrido@richmondoval.ca to inquire about ice availability or if you have any questions.

There is no training time available Friday evening prior to the competition

Host Hotels

SANDMAN SIGNATURE VANCOUVER AIRPORT HOTEL & RESORT

10251 St. Edwards Drive | Richmond BC | V6X 2M9

Signature Executive 2 Queens: $179.00 + taxes ( 15 rooms – courtesy block – Cut off date is January 12th )

Check in date: January 26th, 2024

Check out date: January 28th, 2024

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Guests can contact the 24-hour Central reservations at 1-800- sandman (726-3626) and press 1.
  • The reservations also can be made by sending email to reservations@Sandman.ca

In order to receive the correct rates, callers must identify themselves by quoting the hotel name, group number and group name. A valid credit card is required at the time of reservation to secure any guests rooms.

Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel & Resort

Group Name: Skate TEC Western Elite Circuit 2

Block Code: ST0126

Block ID: 333900

  • Online bookings:
  • Please connect to: https://www.sandmanhotels.com/signature-vancouver-airport
  • Scroll down and click in “BOOK NOW” under any room type
  • Scroll down to the drop down arrow where it says “ADD CODE”, click there and instead of “PROMO CODE” change it to “WEB GROUP CODE”
  • Insert your WEB GROUP CODE: ST0126
  • Click and select & go to next steps
  • Choose the dates on the calendar and click “CONFIRM DATES OF STAY”
  • Select one of the Room types available and click on BOOK
  • Fill out information and click it on “BOOK NOW”