Last week, Australian Ice Racing Inc. accepted the WAISSA application to become the affiliated body for Short Track Speed Skating in WA.
At the moment, there is only one WA club, the Western Flames Ice Racing Club and both are working together to grow the sport here in WA.
The WFIRC now has 15 members after only 12 weeks of being up and running. They are always looking for new skaters and next Sunday (the 29th of May) will see our first race/time trial morning for our skaters. The race morning will commence at 8:15am and conclude at 9:45am.
Tomorrow sees us finally laying a permanent track at Xtreme Ice Arena prior to our training session, which will save us time in measuring a rough track prior to each session.
We will be arranging new club suits in the coming weeks, and hopefully we can have some trial suits before too long.
If you wish to try the sport, make contact with Frank through the contact tab above.
It is great to see another club joining in. Great job Frank.
Hi Herbie, I can’t beleive you’re still going. I dropped in to one of Franks sessions about a month and a half ago now. I would love to skate more but unfortunately I live 4 1/2 hours away from Perth. Say hi to lionel from me.
Denise Bess ( nee Waddell)
I’m an American on my last day of a wonderful holiday in Australia, and I saw this article as I’m waiting in Perth for my flight home. I run a short track website and forum in the USA (with a thread for Australian skaters), and I’d love to find a website where I can get news on Australian ST. If anyone knows of one, I’d be most grateful if you’d email me at email@example.com. Best of luck to your National team – I’ll see them skate in Salt Lake City in the late October World Cup! ~ Laura