Williams Lake Bullets Speed Skating Club member Maddie Feist rounds the oval during a practice last year at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Williams Lake Bullets Speed Skating Club member Maddie Feist rounds the oval during a practice last year at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Public invited to try speed skating

The Williams Lake Bullets Speed Skating Club is inviting the public to try the fastest sport on ice.

The Williams Lake Bullets Speed Skating Club is inviting the public to try the fastest sport on ice.

To celebrate RBC Sports Day in Canada the WLBSSC will host a “Try it Day” during the regular public skating between 1 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Assistant coach Monica Johnson said the club’s mission is to focus on developing well-rounded athletes through fun and to develop techniques that will help to bring about fluidity, power and ease of movement within the athlete’s body.

Speed skating is still a relatively new sport in Williams Lake, but Johnson said membership has been increasing every year.

The club was formed in 2010 and is committed to providing a safe, supportive place where individuals can enjoy the sport of speed skating — either recreationally or competitively — learn essential life skills such as commitment, responsibility and goal setting, enjoy a sense of team and community and establish essential life-long physical fitness habits, she said.

“We invite anyone, regardless of age, to come out and try our sport,” Johnson said. “All you need to bring is a helmet, some sturdy gloves and a willing spirit. We’ll provide you with the skates.”

The club will be set up in the lobby of rink two at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

For more information on the Bullets, visit the club’s website at www.wlspeedskating.com.

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