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Skate Races

Sponsor: Northgate Industries

The Silver Skate Festival invites you to skate the 1 km, 5km, 10km and/or 1 hour Skate Races on the 5-hectare lake at Hawrelak Park.

These races are among our festival's signature events and have their roots in the Europe - especially in the Netherlands, where long-distance speed skating is popular. Skaters use frozen lakes, canals, rivers, and ovals (both indoor and outdoor), and compete in races ranging from 10km to 200km.

The Silver Skate Festival with host partner the Edmonton Speed Skating Association presented the 2018 Skating Races.

Marathon speed skating has its roots in Europe, where this type of long distance speed skating is especially popular in the Netherlands. Skaters use frozen lakes, canals, rivers and 400m ovals, both indoor and outdoor.

In Europe there is an active professional circuit with races in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Austria. The distance for marathon skate races range from 10km to 200km, depending on the venue and event. The most famous of these is the Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour), which is 200km through 11 cities of Friesland in the Netherlands. Since it rarely freezes in the Netherlands, most of the skating is done on outdoor refrigerated ovals. The 5km ice road in Biddinghuizen (the Netherlands) is the longest artificial ice road in the world and hosts many marathon skating events. The races and tours on the Weissensee lake in Austria are very popular, featuring signature 200km events as well as the Dutch championships.

In Canada and the USA the group Marathon Skating International supports marathon skating working with Speed Skating Canada and US Speed Skating to create the rules for marathon skating. Venues include St. Foix, Quebec (400m oval), Joliette, Quebec(river), Lake Placid New York (400m oval), Halifax(400m oval), Ft. St. John (400m indoor oval), Lake Morey Vermont, Calgary Olympic Oval (400m) Sylvan Lake Alberta, Hawrelak Park, Edmonton Alberta (lake), Portland Ontario (lake) and Ottawa Ontario(400m oval).

Internationally the future of marathon speed skating is bright with 15-lap and 20-lap mass-start races now being contested on the ISU Long Track World Cup circuit.

All types of skates are allowed in these races. 

2018 Skate Races Results

1-Hour Race

Pos
Name
Laps
1
Robert Winter
32
2
Scott Anderson
30
3
Kees Koeman
30
4
Dayton Danielson
28
5
Zack Zawada
27
6
Iman Koeman
27
7
Susan Cameron
26
8
Elizabeth Carlisle
25
9
Mark Gierl
24
10
Carolyn Lambert
23
11
Jack Born
22
DNS
Ray Cislo
 
DNS
Tony Lambert
 
DNS
Willem Langenberg
 

1km Race

Pos Name
Total Tm
1 Blaine Hill
1:50.5
2 Yasmine Uden
1:54.5
3 Malcolm Stinson
1:54.7
4 Tammy Currie
2:02.3
5 Cindy Coneen
2:03.6
6 Theron Anderson
2:05.6
7 Jackson Schultz
2:06.8
8 Chanel Chabot
2:07.9
9 Nick Schultz
2:16.6
10 Terrabrie Stewart
2:19.0
11 Leah Anderson
2:34.9
12 Cassandra Currie
2:46.8
13 Marika Anderson
3:00.1
14 Rebecca Currie
3:00.8
15 Rieley Hicks
4:11.9
16 Kaelyn Hicks
5:31.1
DNS Willem Langenberg  
DNS Samara Thew  

5km Race

Pos Name
Total Tm
1 Theron Anderson
12:23.0
2 Chanel Chabot
12:24.5
3 Nick Schultz
12:43.8
4 Taryn Vansickle
13:28.9
5 Leah Anderson
14:34.2
6 Nolan Vansickle
14:35.9
7 Shieila Findlay
14:36.8
8 Megan Vansickle
16:02.6
9 Marika Anderson
16:26.0
10 Rieley Hicks
21:24.7
11 Kaelyn Hicks
22:27.9
DNF Cindy Coneen
12:15.4
DNS Emilie Dubuc  

10km Race

Pos Name
Total Tm
1 Zack Zawada
20:57.5
2 Dayton Danielson
21:22.6
3 Susan Cameron
22:52.5
4 Elizabeth Carlisle
23:42.5
5 Terrabrie Stewart
25:21.3
6 Glenn Williams
25:40.1
7 Kenneth Reiss
25:40.6
8 Diane Anderson
27:58.7
9 Carsten Erbe
28:57.3
10 Shieila Findlay
32:23.2
11 Kevin Johnson
34:05.1
DNF Willard Roelofs
7:54.4
DNS Jack Born  
DNS Dave Dubuc  
DNS Willem Langenberg  
DNS Samara Thew  

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Silver Skate

The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Alberta.

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