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About the Blades



The Langley Blades Speed Skating Club is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1996 by George Donatelli (affectionately known as Mr. D), a prominent figure in the provincial, national and international speed skating world.  The club was brought to Langley a few years after being started in Aldergrove, under the name of the Aldergrove Blades.  Mr.D's daugther, and Olympian, Eden Donatelli Green, is the current head coach of the Langley Blades. 

 

We offer speed skating lessons from September to March for learn to skate, beginner to advanced, child to adult, leisure to competitive, and Special Olympics.

 

Members can train as regional and provincial stream skaters under the Skate for Life program (S4L).  Regional skaters can choose to compete in events such as minimeets, BC Interclub Meets and FUNales.  Provincial skaters can choose to compete in events such as BC Interclub meets, BC Winter Games, Bc Provincial Championships and the Canada West Short Track Championships.  

 

Our home rink:

 

Rink #1 at the

Langley Sportsplex
2165 91A Avenue
Langley, BC         V1M 3A2

 

Ice times are weekly, every Wednesday and Friday.  Once per week skaters can pick which day best suits them. 

 

Group 1: 4:45pm to 5:30pm (Group 1 may overlap with Group 2)
Group 2: 5:45pm to 6:30pm (Group 2 may overlap with Group 1)
Group 3: 6:45pm to 8:00pm (Ice clean prior to Group 3 skating)

 

The coaching staff will determine the appropriate group for a new member at Come Try events.  Skaters are to remain in their groups, there is no swapping times.  Coach Eden will determine when a skater can move to another group.