Skate the Lake at Portland

Skate The Lake, Portland’s Ninth Annual International Speed Skating Event, will be held this January 26, 2013, Saturday.  The popular race will take place on a 1k oval at the Big Rideau Lake and is open to all skaters in every skill level using every kind of skates.

The Registration for the event will start 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Jan. 25th and must be completed at the day of the event.   Below is the opening schedule for the race this weekend.  Please check regularly for updates:


Jan. 25, 2013 (Friday)

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM          Ice Prep

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM           Registration Open

Race Kits Pick-Up

Jan. 26, 2013 (Saturday)

7:30 AM                               Registration Trailer open for Registration

8:40 AM                               National Anthem


End of Registration          Pre-Registration       Race                          Start of Race

8:30 AM                               $ 15.00       5K                                 9:00 AM

9:15 AM                               $ 20.00       10K                               9:45 AM

10:30 AM                             $ 45.00         25 & 50K                     11:00 AM

1:00 PM                                $ 35.00/team    5 x 1k Relay               1:30 PM

2:00 PM                                Free            Special Olympics     2:30 PM

3:00 PM                                Free            Kids 5K                       3:30 PM


For skaters not belonging to a registered skating club, an amount of $ 5.00 will be charged to cover insurance.  To complete the registration, participants should check Hanna Park, the registration trailer, to pick up the race package.


Presentation of Awards

11:00 AM                             5k & 10k Winners

2:00 PM                                25k & 50K Winners

4:30 PM                                Relay Race, Special Olympics & Kids Race Winners


If you want to see great fireworks, a firework display is scheduled at dusk.

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