Speed Den now open

By Lloydminster Source staff

February 14, 2017 12:00 AM

The door to the Speed Den, a dual purpose building at the Husky Energy Speed Skating Oval, is open for the rest of the season.
The den held a grand opening last Thursday as a heated dressing room for the Border Blades and skaters and a storage facility for KidSport equipment.
“The official opening of the Speed Den has made the long-awaited dreams of the Border Blades a reality,” said Border Blades chair, Charmaine Stephens.
“We’ve already seen a large increase in the number of skaters thanks to the den.”
Stephens noted it’s an exciting time for the Border Blades as they continue to grow Long Track speed skating in the community.
Alison Fulkerth, chair of KidSport in Lloydminster, said having a heated building in a central location is imperative to their organization and the kids they support.
“We believe this will allow us to provide equipment to children more efficiently, so all kids can play,” she said.
“We thank the Border Blades for partnering with us and leasing a portion of the building to us.”
Construction on the 720 sq. ft. den began last summer.
Lloydminster Mayor Gerald Aalbers was on hand to thank the community partners that supported the project with funding, supplies and volunteer efforts.
“I would like to thank the Border Blades, KidSport, and all community sponsors for their contributions to the Speed Den,” he said.
“The Speed Den complements the Husky Energy Speed Skating Oval and enhances outdoor recreational experiences for our community.”

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