Welcome to the Skate Across Canada Challenge! Our Speedy Kid is planning to skate from St. John’s, Newfoundland all the way to Victoria, British Columbia. That’s almost 8000km!
Each week, we will be tracking how many laps our skaters have completed and adding them all up to see how far the Speedy Kid has travelled. Skaters can enter how many laps they skate each week at this link. Coaches will help skaters count their laps during practice, but we need families to help skaters enter their laps once they get home.
Feburary 18, 2021
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with the Speedy Kid. Since February 1st, we have travelled 468km, for a total of over 1500km. We are now in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick!
Some fun facts about Fredericton:
- The city was named after Prince Frederick, in 1745.
- The city’s motto is “Fredericton, noble daughter of the forest.”
- Willie O’Ree, from Fredericton was the first person of colour to play hockey in the NHL.
Keep tracking your laps! And check in next week to see how far we’ve travelled.
February 1, 2021
This week, the Speedy Kid skated 180km, and has now arrived in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In total, the club has skated more than 2700 laps which is over 1000km! Keep up the great skating.
We have about 6800km left on our cross-Canada trek.
January 25, 2021
This week, the Speedy Kid skated 320km, and has boarded the ferry from Port aux Basques, and is on their way to Nova Scotia! In total, we have skated 2290 laps on the oval which is a total of 916km!!
We now have 6900km left on our trip to Victoria. Keep counting and inputting your laps every week 🙂
January 18, 2021
Since last week, the Speedy Kid has skated 383km! In total, we have skated 1500 laps or about 600km. That means that we are now in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Speedy Kid has 7200km left on their trip. Please keep counting and tracking your laps, because the Speedy Kid needs everyone’s help to make it all the way across Canada.
January 11, 2021
This week, the Speedy Kid skated 215km, and we are now located in Terra Nova National Park. This park was founded in 1957. The park covers 400 square kilometres of wilderness, and is home to many different animals such as lynx, bears and moose. Visitors to the park can enjoy camping, hiking, swimming and sea kayaking.
We have about 7600km left on our trip across Canada. Keep counting your laps and check back next week to see where we are!
January 4, 2021
The Speedy Kid is starting their journey today, in St. John’s Newfoundland. Only 7821km to go! Check back next week to see how far we’ve travelled.
- Some fun facts…
- St. John’s is the capital of Newfoundland & Labrador: Newfoundland became the 10th and final province to join Canada in 1949.
- If you climb Signal Hill in St. John’s, you will be at the site where Guglielmo Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.
- You might be invited to a traditional Jiggs’ Dinner on a Sunday evening while visiting St. John’s.