Support the Club – Buy Duck Tickets

Please support the club by either selling or buying Rotary duck tickets for the 8th Annual Rotary Duck Race.  The club is selling tickets at Valley Fair Mall on July 7th from 11am to 1pm and also at the Haney Farmers Market on July 14th and August 4th from noon to 2pm.

If you or anyone you know is unable to buy tickets during these dates and would like to purchase some please contact us at and we’ll get back to you on how to purchase tickets.

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BCSSA Awards & AGM

BClogoEvery year BCSSA recognizes and awards people through out the province who are decidated in furthering the future of speed skating in a variety of ways.  Please click here to see the many provincial awards and ways to nominate a person or persons who you feel has been instrumental in our sport of speed skating.   Also if you are a 12th grade student remember to look at the skater bursary section.

Finally a reminder that the BCSSA AGM will June 2-3 in Kamloops.  More information to come.


Dryland Training

There is dryland training starting on Tuesday’s and Friday’s starting May 1.                             Tuesday sessions will be at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge in the grassy field area across the arena by the gravel parking lot the at 6:00pm.  Friday sessions will held at the Dontelli-Green’s place at 7:00pm cornerbelt_SammyPlease dress appropriately (exercise pants or shorts and shirt or tanktop).  Be sure to bring a water bottle especially for those hotter days as we move towards summer.  Bring corner belt, (oftened called cables, bands or cords) during these sessions. CornerBelt_Iluvspeedskating If you do not have one you can order them from any of the following skate shops along with other equipment you may need for the up coming season – I Luv Speed Skating, SkateNow,  Red River Speed, Wentings, Calgary Oval Shop, Cascade Speed Skating


Canada West Championship

Four Ridge Meadow Racers qualified to represent British Columbia in the Canada West Championships that were held in Abbotsford Center by the University of the Fraser Valley.  Skaters from all over the west competed in the T2T age classes.

In the T2T 12 Males – Samuel Green took home Gold (400m, 1500m, 3000mpts but fell in the 200m pursuit but despite this fall he came in 1st overall.

In the T2T 13 Females – Catalina Shupe placed fourth in 400m B Final, seventh in the 1500m B Final, third in the 3000mpt B Final, and second in 200mp/ms C Final finishing ninth overall in her age class.

In the T2T 14 Females Annabelle Green – took Gold in the 400m, 1500m, 3000mpts and a Silver 200mp/ms finishing 1st overall.

In the T2T 14 Males Jared Bolland – Gold in the 3000mpts and Silvers in the 200mp/ms, 400m, and 1500m which placed in  2nd overall.

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Also BC won Branch Championship!

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Annual General Meeting & Awards Ceremony – April 7 (2pm – 6pm)

Please put the Annual General Meeting in your calendar for April 7.  It will be held at the Maple Ridge Leisure Center in the multipurpose room.  11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

We will be handing out yearly medals, pins and certificates for the skaters after the meeting.  Please watch out for the email with more details regarding the AGM and Awards cermony.

2018 BC Short Track – Abbotsford March 3&4

Ridge Meadows Racers had 9 skaters qualify for BC Short Track Champsionships that was held in Abbotsford.

Finley Ludeman raced in the L2T-B division having personal best in the 400m and 1200m races and finished 15 overall.

Willa Ludeman (T2T 12 yr old female division) finished 10th overall and had personal bests in the 200m and 1500m distances.

Samuel Green (T2T 12 year old male division) and finished 1st over all taking the gold home having personal best in the 200m and 400m races.

Catalina Shupe (T2T 13 year old female division) had a 4th placed overall finish taking an iron medal.  She had personal bests in her 200m and 1500m distances.

Annabelle Green (T2T 14 year old female division) had a 1st place overall finish taking home gold.

Jared Bolland (T2T 14 year old male division) had a 1st place overall finish and took home gold.  He had personal bests in the 200m and 1500m races.

Adam Abbott also in the T2T 14 year old male division had a 6th place finish overall and personal bests in the 400m and 1500m distances.

Marshall Shupe (Junior Performance male division) took a gold home finishing first overall.

Longtai (Ted) Deng also competed in the Junior performance male division and finished 2nd overall taking a silver home.


To see how the club did click RM results 2018 bcst

2018 BC Winter Games Kamloops

The Ridge Meadows had great results and a fun time at the BC Winter Games! We had 4 skaters who respresented Zone 3 and 1 skater who was from Zone 4.


In the U14 Boys age class, Samuel Green had a clean sweep of gold in every race available for speed skating (200m Puruit/Mass start, both 400m races, 1500m, 2000m pts race and U14 3000m mixed relay).

In the U14 Girls age class,  Catalina Shupe and Willa Ludeman performed solidly throughout the competition.  Catalina was part of the U14 mixed relay team and was able to also take a gold medal home.  She made two A finals in the Super 1500m which she placed 7th and 2000m pts race, 8th.  Catalina also made B Finals in both 400m races finished 1st in one race, 2nd in the last one and 200m Pursuit/Mass start she finished 1st.  Willa in her two 400m races finished 4th in the D Final and 3rd in the C Final.  In her 1500m and 2000mpts race B Finals she came in 8th.


In the U16 Boys division, Jared Bolland and Adam Abbott (skated for zone 4) worked hard throughout the competition.  Bolland made two A finals in the 1500m and 3000mpts race where he placed 6th and 7th.  In the 1000m race he finished 2nd in the B Final.  His first 500m he placed 1st in his C Final and his second 500m he placed 1st in the B Final.  Abbott placed 4th in the 1500m B Final, 8th in the 3000m pts race B Final, 3rd in both 500m D Finals, 4th in the 1000m D Final.

In the U16 Girls,  Annabele Green took home a silver in the the first 500m race and placed 4th in the second one.  In the 1500m and in the 3000mpts race she took bronze.  During her 1000m race finished 4th place in the A Final.

Thanks to Julian, Robyn and Allison for being a great coaching team!



Speed Skating in Feburary

This is a very busy month for speed skating especially because the Olympics!  Two skaters from British Columbia are on team Canada.  Best of luck to the BC skaters – Jamie MacDonald (ST) and Denny Morrison (LT) and Josie Morrison (LT) as they skate in Korea!

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As for the meets available to our skaters:

Feb 2-4 Canadian Junior LT Championships in Fort St. John                                                          Feb 2-4 Western Elite Circuit #3 in Calgary, AB                                                                            Feb 10  Sardis Fliers Relay Challenge in Chilliwack, BC – We encourage club skaters to sign up for this meet.  Fill out meet registration and submit them to Michelle Ludeman                                Feb 22-25 BC Winter Games in Kamloops, BC – on Saturday the 24th

Practice Schedule                                                                                                                                    Feb. 3 – Regular Schedule                                                                                                                Feb 10 – No practice for all skaters                                                                                                    Feb. 17 – Regular Schedule                                                                                                              Feb. 24 – Practice for only Group 2 & 3


Skating Schedule for January

This January there will be several meets available for skaters to attend.   The Burnaby Interclub Meet will be held on 13th while on the 20th there will be a several meets happening at the same time. Kamloops Long Blades (Coyote Cup) on McArthur Island and Vancouver Velocity (V-Rooom Challenge IV) at the Richmond Olympic Oval and BC Long Track Championships will be held in Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.

Skating History

During the meet on the 20th there will be no skating practice.  Also there will be no skating on the 27th due to a hockey tournament that will be taking place at Planet Ice.  If you are interested in the meets please contact Michelle Ludeman at this email: