November 25, 2014
The Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club will begin its 2014-2015 season on Monday, December 1st. Skate times will be 8pm to 9:30pm. Doors open at 7:30am.
With declining attendance & membership and increased fees, the Club will start its season with one session per week, on Mondays.
Please visit the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club for additional deals (cost structure, membership requirements) which should be online by this weekend.
November 8, 2014
The Toronto Inline Skating Club held its annual Year End Party & Awards last night. Judy Penner & family hosted the event, and Candy Wong provided amazing food!
TISC’s success is heavily influenced and supported by volunteer contributions. Numerous hours and tireless energy is put into helping run programs and practices, organize events, and support administrative work. The following members & friends were recognized;
Left to right: Georg Nikody, Sherry Tickner, Alain Quintard, Eric Gee, Judy Penner
- Georg Nikodym- for his ongoing support of TISC programs and skaters, by running out-of-practice training sessions in support of marathon races and the Montreal 24 Hour squads. He was instrumental in organizing Max Ward Weekend skates, encouraging skaters to come out and train. Georg volunteered at the RSO Series and the Canadian Championships, helping ensure events were well run.
- Alain Quintard- for his dedication and time put into running numerous events, including the Canada Day Marathon, Becel Ride for Heart Volunteering, the Canadian Championships, and the RSO Series. Alain was integral behind the scenes, often meeting other volunteers at 5am to load vans and organize equipment for events. He could be found lugging generators, keeping track of finances, sweeping the tracks, and performing many thankless tasks.
- Judy Penner- Judy’s work on the administrative side of TISC as well as her willingness to be the host for the Year End Party were appreciated, but her work as tabulator at the Canadian Championships and with the RSO Series was above-and-beyond what could be reasonably expected from a volunteer.
- Eric Gee- Eric was ever-present entity this season in numerous capacities. He was instrumental with helping run the Canada Day Marathon, putting many hours into setting up the event and running the timing system. Eric also helped set-up equipment for the RSO Series. Eric came up with an ingenious method for lap counting and tracking athletes at the Canadian Championships, and in doing so, reduced the stress level and work-load for volunteers and bettering accuracy. Eric also put in many hours of work in scoping out and finding specs for equipment for a timing system to be paid with funds from (a hopefully successful application) the Ontario Trilium Foundation grant.
- Sherry Tickner- Sherry brought a very positive and joyful attitude to TISC at the 24 Hour Roller Montreal event. She helped guide and direct TISC’s second team to a top-15 placement. Sherry stood out as TISC in-house paramedic and hospital service at a number of events, including handling some carnage at the Canadian Championships!
Season awards were presented at the party. The following recipients proved with their performances, placements, improvements, and effort, that strong results and achievable and within reach.
Left to right: front row- Peter Doucet, Christopher Langridge, Alex Rudy, Georg Nikodym, back row- Amanda Tickner, Shanon Hegarty, Morgane Echardour
- Senior Skater of the Year- Male- Peter Doucet
- Senior Skaters of the Year- Female- Morgane Echardour, Shannon Hegarty
- Junior Skater of the Year- Male- Alex Rudy
- Junior Skater of the Year- Female- Amanda Tickner
- Rookie of the Year- Cynthia Head
- Most Improved Skater- Christopher Langridge
- Rusty Bearing Award- Georg Nikodym * for the most gruesome injury
TISC Board of Directors has started planning for the 2015 season. The Board is considering a number of options for program nights, most likely going with the customary Monday/ Thursday combination. As well, TISC will look into the feasibility and possibility of running the following events: a marathon (Canada Day Marathon), track races (RSO Series), and the Pan Am Games Trials for Roller Sports Canada.
October 31, 2014
Alain Quintard and I have been working to set-up an indoor skating program for this Winter. We have arranged a meeting with Scooter’s Roller Palace ownership next week. The discussion at that meeting will determine how many days & hours are available and what the cost structure will be.
Managing the Scooter’s Indoor Speed Club, or any Club, is a big responsibility and we need help in order to move ahead with the Club this year.
In order to move forward with an indoor skating program for this Winter, we will will need help and volunteers to run and manage the Club. There is a list of responsibilities, tasks, jobs, and items that need to be covered.
- OPENING THE RINK: main door, alarm deactivation, opening lights
- FLOOR CLEANING: floor cleaning: vinegar inventory control, purchasing vinegar, dusting rags, washing rags, vinegar spraying, setting up brooms, dry mopping, wet mopping
- PRACTICE SET-UP: installing mattress, benches, putting out cones, installing chairs
- PROGRAM: coaches
- CLUB ADMINISTRATION: put out sing-in sheet, collect waivers, collect money, collect registration forms, deposit money in bank account, track budget and finances, track membership, first-aid kit responsibility, update website, manage e-mails and communications
- PRACTICE TAKE-DOWN: Storing chairs, storing cones, storing mattresses and bench, storing wet rags, storing wheel cleaning rags
- RINK LOCK-UP: turning off lights, alarm activation, close and lock main door
In order for us to proceed with planning, please let us know the following by November 5th, as we meeting with Scooter’s management at night on November 6th. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1) Will you be skating indoors with the Club this year? How many times a week?
2) Based on the list above, how are you able to pitch-in?
Once we receive feedback, we will be able to determine if we go ahead with an indoor skating program this year, the type of cost structure that will be in place, how many days and hours will be available, and the starting date.
October 8, 2014
The Toronto Inline Skating Club will hold the TISC End of Year Party & Awards on Friday November 7th at 7pm.
You’ll be able to relive the Montreal 24 Hours food experience thanks to catering provided by Candy Wong! This will also be your chance to celebrate as TISC recognizes volunteers and unveils award recipients for the 2014 season.
TISC will be ordering t-shirts for TISC members. When you RSVP, please let us know your t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) so we can have the order ready for you when you arrive at the party.
Please RSVP with Peter Doucet at email@example.com or by writing a note on TISC’s facebook post here by November 1st.
- Cost: $15 cash at the door OR pay via Paypal
- Location: 195 Lisgar, Toronto, M6J 3G6
- Parking: Available on the streets in the neighbourhood
- Food: Provided by Candy Wong
- Time: 7pm
- RSVP by November 1st: Let us know how many are attending: leave a message here or e-mail here firstname.lastname@example.org
October 5, 2014
Four TISC members raced in the New York 100k & Marathon last weekend. The skaters took on Prospect Park’s 5km loop and enjoyed the challenge and the grind of an ultra-long distance racing in New York City!
Morgan Williams placed 2nd in his age class and 10th overall in the Pro/Elite 100k race. Williams was able to keep in touch with the competitive lead pack for about 45km’s until he lost pace.
Peter Doucet entered the race battling and flu and a virus. He fell during the warm-up. Despite these challenges, Doucet, a former 2nd place finisher in the 100k, managed to push through with a 7th place overall finish in the Pro/Elite 100k.
Candy Wong and Herb Gayle participated in the 42km Pro/Elite Marathon. Candy Wong finished 1st overall in her age-class and 3rd overall among women.
September 26, 2014
This is a final call for those from the roller and inline skating community who wish to volunteer at the roller speed skating competition at the 2015 Pan American Games. Only 14 volunteer sports need to be filled for the roller speed skating competition. Please go to TORONTO2015.org/volunteer and use the code SPTRS by September 30th.
Read more: Final Call for Volunteers for 2015 Pan Am Games Roller Speed