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Wednesday October 05 2022 

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Come Try



Come Try is offered during regular season training sessions on Wednesdays @ 5:00pm and Fridays @ 5:30pm (regular season runs from September to March) the session is roughly one hour depending on mat set up time. A confirmed appointment is mandatory - please DO NOT just show up on either of these days.  The participant can pick which training day best suits him/her and inform the Blades of this choice. You will then be given a start date. The cost is $50 for four sessions.  If the participant joins the club after the Come Try sessions, the $50 is put towards registration fees.

 

Email langleyblades@gmail.com for more information and to schedule your come try sessions.

 

Speed skates will be provided to the participant on a first-come, first-served basis and an appointment will need to be made for fittings as we are limited to how many people are allowed in the equipment locker. Or, if you prefer, you may do your sessions wearing your own hockey/figure skates.

If possible, the participant is should bring the following equipment:

  • Helmet, full shield or accompanied by safety glasses
  • Throat guard with bib (like what hockey players wear) 
  • Cut-proof gloves: acceptable types of gloves include hockey gloves or leather baseball-type gloves.  Mittens are not acceptable.
  • Shin-guards (soccer type)
  • Knee pads (soft volleyball type)

The club does have limited quantities and sizes of used equipment to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.  But during COVID 19 we are trying to limit the amount of gear that is borrowed to lessen the chances of transmission, we make every effort to ensure our equipment is cleaned but cannot make any guarantees. If you have difficulty locating any of the above mandatory pieces of equipment, please let the Come Try contact or equipment manager know and we will try our best to accomodate.

 

Please wear body fitting workout-type clothes - if need be, please layer for warmth rather than wearing bulky snow-type wear.  Bulky clothes hamper the skater's speed and movement.     

 

While a mask is no longer mandatory for spectators or participants, we do encourage and appreciate their use. Most importantly, STAY HOME if you feel unwell.