Saratoga Cup Short Track & NEST #1

Saratoga Springs, New York

Nov. 06, 2021 8 a.m. (ET)


Registration for the Saratoga Cup will be via an online form, not via Sport:80 – link to be sent to club officers / coaches and posted below.  Anyone who already registered on Sport:80 will be ported over to the new system or contacted directly and will not risk losing a registration spot.  The registration form should be ready to go this weekend.  An exact date and time will be sent out to clubs and posted here in advance.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.  Additionally, cut-proof suits will not be required (including NEST) but will be recommended, particularly for advanced skaters.

SARATOGA CUP ABILITY MEET

&

NorthEast Short Track Racing Series Race #1

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2021

SARATOGA SPRINGS ICE RINK, WEIBEL AVENUE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK

 

Sanctioned by US Speedskating, and Saratoga Winter Club

 

Click here to Register

 

On Saturday, November 6th, 2021, the Saratoga Winter Club will host a short track speedskating meet using an All Points format. Skaters will be grouped according to their seed time, with consideration being given to the age of skaters in each group. Since skaters will be seeded by time, each skater must provide a 500m or 333m seed time skated within the past year (after November 1st, 2018).

 

This is an Ability Meet. Skaters will be grouped according to their seed time, with consideration being given to the age of skaters in each group. With the exception of NEST, divisions may be mixed gender.  In the spirit of fairness and sportsmanship, due to the early nature of our meet, and the lack of racing during the 20/21 season, we will be doing the following:

 

1) Allowing qualifying and seed times from a club practice race or time trial. The practice time must be certified by a USS or SSC coach.

 

2) After registration, skaters will be allowed to submit updated times achieved in September. The submission deadline will be November 1st.

 

NEST - skaters ages 12 and older as of 7/1/21 who meet the qualifying time standard of 1:48.0 for men and 1:58.0 for women in the 1000 meters. The time standard may be from a sanctioned short track meet, from July 1, 2019 on, or, if a skater did not race during the 20/21 season, they can enter a 1000m time from a club practice race or time trial. The practice time must be certified by a USS or SSC coach.

 

Ability - Skaters younger than 12 years old will compete in the Ability Division. Skaters ages 12 and older who do not meet the Heartland qualifying time standard will also compete in the Ability Division. Consideration will be given to the age of skaters in each group.

 

 

Novice  - This division is for skaters in their first year and new to racing, Due to COVID, and the lack of racing last season, the Novice division has been expanded to include second year skaters.

We anticipate that each participant will skate at least 3 distances with the possibility of a relay at the end of the day if there is time. The number of participants for this meet will be limited to 100 skaters.  We expect this event to be sold out, so please register early.

 

Registration and payment for this event will be done via the on-line form accessed at the link below

https://form.jotform.com/daks46/saratoga-cup-registration

 

All skaters must be members of U.S. Speedskating to participate in the meet.

There are 2 check-in times at Weibel Rink (30 Weibel Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866)

Friday, November 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (in conjunction with practice ice for $10) and Saturday, November 6th from 7:45am - 9:00am

 

PRACTICE ICE and RACE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 5th: There will be practice ice offered on Friday evening from approximately 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a $10 dollar fee.

 

Meet waiver is required to be signed prior to getting on the ice.

 

Saturday, November 6th: Warm-ups will start at 8:00 am sharp

Racing will start at 9:00am and end by approximately 5:00pm

 

 

ENTRY FEE & DEADLINE

All entries must be made on-line

No entry will be accepted without payment.

 

Entry Fee:$60.00 per skater ($40.00 for Novice)

Entries must be RECEIVED by 6:00 p.m. October 27th, 2021.

ENTRY FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE, AND NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

At the time of registration, the parent or legal guardian of each skater will be required to sign off of the Release of Liability and Waiver Agreement. If a skater will not be accompanied at the meet by their parent or legal guardian, the skater must bring to the registration a copy of the  Release of Liability and Waiver Agreement signed by their parent or legal guardian.

 

Click here to register

 

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Helmet, cut-proof gloves, eye protection, long sleeves, knee pads, neck protection and shin guards must be worn by all participants.

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

Cut-proof suit (integrated or separate)

 

HOTELS:

Holiday Inn

232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 584-4550

 

Comfort Inn & Suits

17 Old Gick Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 587-6244

 

Many other lodging accommodations in the area.  Please feel to reach out for guidance if needed.

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO SARATOGA SPRINGS ICE RINK

Exit 15, I-87, Adirondack Northway. Follow Route 50 North past McDonald's and take a right at the next traffic light onto Weibel Avenue. The rink is on the left-hand side of Weibel Avenue approximately 1 mile south of Route 50.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you need any additional information regarding the meet, contact Matt Davis at (646) 460-7305 or daks46@gmail.com.

 

Covid-19 Statement:

All applicable guidelines by the rink, state, local, CDC, and USS guidelines will be followed.  We will take every reasonable precaution, and make any procedural changes we feel necessary to conduct a safe, competitive, and fun meet. Event participants will be notified of updated protocols prior to the event.  Updated city information can be found here: COVID-19 DATA & FAQ'S | Saratoga Springs, NY (saratoga-springs.org)