2014-2015 Winter Indoor Skating- Will You Come Out? Will You Help Out?

October 31, 2014

Hello skaters-

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 torontoinline@yahoo.com

  • 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.

Mark Your Calendars! 2014 TISC Year End Party: November 7th

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 shaloheat@hotmail.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 shaloheat@hotmail.com

100km for Williams & Doucet, 42km for Wong & Gayle in New York!

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.

That’s it for TISC’s 2014 Season, See you in 2015!

September 30, 2014

The final practice for the 2014 season was held last night at the 400m track at Humber. Keep in touch with TISC as the Board plans the Year End Party & Awards as well as the 2015 season!

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Final Call for Volunteers for 2015 Pan Am Games Roller Speed

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

TISC Trio off to New York City to Race in 100km Event this Weekend

September 26, 2014

Good luck to TISC members Morgan (Allan) Williams, Peter Doucet, and Candy Wong who’ll be skating in tomorrow morning’s New York 100km! Skaters will complete 19 laps of the 5+ km loop in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park,

Sept. 18 Practice Cancelled – Track Used by Another Group

September 18, 2014

This is a reminder that tonight’s program at Christ the King 200m track won’t be happening. The school requires the track and the field for an event.


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