Dear former speed skaters, It's time to dust off those old blades, squeeze into that spandex, and see if you still got it!
Speed skating friends of the Branch Out Foundation are throwing a Rust Buster 500m race at this year's Olympic Oval Finale. All proceeds will go to the Branch Out Foundation, founded by your fellow former speed skater Crystal Phillips, to help fund neuroCAM (neuroscience + complementary & alternative modalities) research.
Never a speed skater? No worries, lot's of room to watch and cheer them on!
Format of competition
- Check in: 2pm
- Warm up: 3pm
- 500m races from 3:30-4pm
- Retired skaters only
- 20 pairs
- Instead of Age Categories: date of retirement categories (calculated from last race)
- Competitors will be able to request “pump up songs”
- Old rivalries will be brought back (request your pair, male or female)
- Commentators will announce “career highlights” and “where are they now” segments before and during the racing
- High energy, fun atmosphere
- Prizes and Swag giveaways
- Mike Phillips will be starting you!
- Social party - Bowling at National, 7pm March 18th
Thank goodness spandex is stretchy...
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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