Sunday, February 8, 2015

Let's Go Ice Racing - Season Starts Feb 14-15 2015

Let's Go Ice Racing - Season Starts Feb 14-15 2015  REGISTRATION OPEN

So excited to add a new location to the 2015 ice season!  Revised schedule as follows:

Feb 14-15  Gull Lake (Sprint & Oval)
Feb 21-22  Mulhurst - Pigeon Lake (Sprint & Oval) - DIRECTIONS
Mar 1         Lac La Biche (Oval only)


Here's the scoop everyone:

  • we picked the locations that already HAVE sufficient ice for racing, so that means, no more cancellations or changes, so book your calendar and get ready and know that your competition license will be worth the while.
  • Gull Lake location - same as in the past (Parkland Beach entrance)
  • Pigeon Lake access is through the town of Mulhurst - more details to follow
  • Sorry we are cancelling this weekend, but it took until today just to figure out who the authorizing bodies are to approve new location, so you have over a week to get ready and another weekend to practice!
  • In the process, we have snagged another new lake (Bearhills, near Wetaskiwin), so next year we can try out this handy location just off of highway 2.  Going a bit farther north ensures thicker ice and an opportunity to start the season earlier in 2016.  Let's get excited about that.
  • Why no race at Cow Lake?  Too much snow and only 10" of not going to happen this winter.

  • Sylvan Lake is always in our back pocket.  We have authorization to race there this year but feel we have booked this race a bit late, so feel it best to pull off 3 strong races for 2015 and then hit the season early in 2016 and grow the series.
  • Year End Banquet - Laurie Ann will organize and advise a date.  Instead of trophies each race, we felt it better to put the money towards year end trophies.  Kids, of course, will still receive their trophies immediately after the race.  
  • Chuck Downie is organizing Sprint Race on Saturdays.  This is a CLUB event, no CMA competition license required, No guards required.  Track to be a minimum of 1.5kms.  Mini Road Racers....we need you!
  • Oval is a fully sanctioned PROVINCIAL POINTS event except for the kids classes that remain CLUB.  
  • Registration will be up on the site in the next few days.  PLEASE pay by e-transfer or on race day.
  • YOUR job is to spread the word and bring spectators and new riders out - let's have some winter fun.
Please welcome our newest ice racing sponsor, CEI Control Services Ltd. out of Eckville, check out their website

Big thank you to Baumann Hoe & Bobcat that have committed to grading and building our tracks this year!

Woohoo!  Let's go racing everyone!