Lloydminster Border Blades Short Track Meet Fire on Ice XVI
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Greetings from the Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club!
We are announcing our AASSA sanctioned short track ability meet scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Servus Sports Centre, 5212 12th Street, Lloydminster, AB.
This will be an ability meet for all ages, cradles to masters. The cradle division will run just before or during our lunch break. We will also be holding the Devin Racz Memorial Relay Race (please see meet announcement)
Devin Racz Memorial Relay Race
Devin Racz was a long-time member of the Lloydminster Border Blades. During his speed skating career, Devin competed in three Alberta Winter Games, numerous Alberta Cup events, and was a member of the Alberta Development Team. He was the first division gold medallist at Fire On Ice I in 2005. After retiring from competitive skating, Devin continued to be active with the Border Blades as a coach and mentor for younger skaters.
While speed skating is usually thought of as an individual sport, it has a very definite team element. Devin excelled at this element. He was always quick to encourage his teammates and push them to improve on their performances. Nowhere was this more evident than in relay racing. Devin was an outstanding relay skater, and anchored the bronze medal winning Zone 7 Senior Relay team at the 2004 Alberta Winter Games in Peace River.
Devin was killed in a motor vehicle collision east of Lloydminster on May 17, 2007. To honour Devin’s memory, the Lloydminster Border Blades instituted the Devin Racz Memorial Relay Race.
Congratulations to the winning Devin Racz relay team.