Long Blades at nationals
Four members of the Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club are set to compete this weekend in the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating Championship.
The meet will take place at the state-of-the-art indoor oval in the Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John, one of only two 400-metre indoor ovals in Canada.
The other is in Calgary.
Long Blades Kristopher Pynten, Rylan DeBeeld, Sylvie Lloyd, and Dana Colter will represent B.C. at the national championships, having qualified at last month’s provincial long track championships in Fort St. James.
Long Blades coach Sandi Vyse will be one of the two designated provincial coaches at the meet, along with Richard Stickel of Fort St John.