August 6 Newsletter

Holiday Monday - No Racing  

Tuesday – Race Team Practice at St. Albert Track. Meet at 6:15. Register for Racing by 6:30 and gates drop at 7:15. 

Wednesday –  Club Team Practice Novice: 6:30-7:30 Intermediate/Expert 7:30 - 8:30

Thursday – Racing as usual - Register by 6:30

Please also stick to email and facebook for further weather and schedule updates.  

Track Update

We're still working on a section of the track and hopefully with this AMAZING weather we are anticipating a regular week of training (except for today - today is a holiday and we don't race).  The rain on Thursday and Friday, really did a number on the track. The maintenance crew is watching it closely so that we can get our racers back on the track asap. Thank you for your patience. 

Aurora Northern Series

Stony's day! August 17 the Aurora Northern Series will be finishing up at home, in Stony. We will be welcoming our sister clubs, Red Deer BMX, Edmonton BMX and St Albert BMX to our track to compete for ALL THE RAD PRIZING! It's going to be so much fun! What's really amazing about this series? It is a GREAT way to get those kids who are curious about Provincials to experience a race bigger than a district race - over 150 riders! 

It's a close race! Come out and join us on the 17th! Stony's in the lead by only ONE point. All racers, Club Team and Race Team are welcome! 

August Race Camps

August 11 & 12 (extra day) - OTB Clinics Camp & Rain out
If you're attending to make up for their rain out date, you're good! If you would like to join us or add an additional Sunday training day, please follow the link above.  

August 18 & 19 - Camp Cools is Coming to Stony!
There is always a wide range of ages (4-65) and skill levels (beginner to Elite) that attend each camp and we make sure to cover and teach all skill sets for each level and push each individual athletes according to their own ability. For more info please follow the link above. 

Volunteer Hours

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to make our track as successful as it is! We couldn’t do it without you.  Remember that any additional work needs to be communicated to Lei so she can record it. 
We really really HATE cashing volunteer cheques, and want to give you as many opportunities as possible to meet your obligation.  Last year the season ended mid-September, which gives us just over 5 weeks of racing left in the season! Now is the time to start picking off those hours and we NEED HELP!

Compete to Contribute 

Rocks are ROCKING!!
(We are totally using that phrase every time, because it's so rocking! ) 

Many of you have painted a rock at the track but haven't sent us your proof of involvement picture. We NEED you to please snap a picture of your child placing your rock in the great outdoors. Place it somewhere another person can see and appreciate it. 

Send your photos to Another picture handout day is being planned. Remember, this is our chance to inspire kindness in the community while potentially winning cash for our club! Whether you're new with us, or have been part of the SPMBX family for a while, we need you to be involved! 

Important Dates

In a Nutshell, here’s what you need to know to get you through our summer BMX schedule
Lethbridge Provincial Series 5&6 -  THIS WEEKEND
OTB Clinics Rainout BMX Camp + 1 Day add on – August 11&12
Stony Plain Aurora Northern Series Wrap Up - August 17
Camp Cools -August 18&19, reg details to follow
St Albert Canada Cup/Provincial Series 7&8 - Aug 25&26
Okotoks Grands (Provincial Series Finals) - Sept 8&9

Brian Bateman