Current Race & Practice Information
We are so excited to start our season and it looks like we may be able to begin a regular season starting mid-to late June! This year, we have two certified coaches – Niall Schofield and Chelsy Skwark, along with mentorship from Kiran Kawa from On The Box Clinics.
Until the regular season starts, both Sunday & Tuesday will look similar and include time slots with social distancing included. Current COVID-19 guidelines include that only 10 people total can be present but as we have a long enough track, we are able to divide it in two. This will allow for 3 adults to coach with 17 participants divided into 10 member groups on each portion of the track. All riders must be spaced 3m from each other – no masks need be worn by riders but will be worn by coaches when unable to distance. Parents and spectators are also encouraged to wear masks when not able to social distance.
We have sign ups for varying time slots based on age which members will need to sign up for before the day prior by 12pm. These time slots will automatically end at 17 registrants. If your time slot is full, you can register for the next time slot. If the time slot does not work for you, you can register your rider for a different time slot but be aware they will be riding with a different age group. Diamond BMX coaches are prepared to volunteer additional time for overflow spaces if needed. These times will be added on to the current listed times on the event page if needed.
Please be on time so we can get things rolling, with the COVID restrictions this year we must have contactless registration no more than 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the session so please be patient and remember to social distance when checking in. Attendance will be called to determine those who have registered are present. All other people/spectators will be asked to spectate from the east side of the track where the bleachers are. Please adhere to guidelines and sit within family units and distanced by 3m from others. We are also allowed track safety on the track during practice and will be calling for volunteers regarding same.
Sunday Time slots: 3-345pm (3-7years), 4-4:45pm (7-10years), 5-5:45pm (10+years). 2 overflow spots if needed.
Tuesday Time slots: 5-5:45pm (3-7years), 6-6:45pm (7-10years), 7-7:45pm (10+years). 2 overflow spots if needed.
*Times may change if overflow time slots are needed.
Practice makes perfect! Each week we will run drills for 30-40 minutes with skills work based on the needs of our riders. Working on starting, balance, speed, cornering lines in the berms, and specific track piece skill development, etc.
The ability to have races and compete against each other and/or other BMX clubs will be dependent on COVID guidelines. If races are not allowed, we will use this time to keep practicing.
This information will be updated once we know COVID-19 restrictions are lifted via Stage 2 of Saskatchewan’s Re-opening Plan.
Parents – please make sure you read the guidelines.
Once you have registered below here are a few finer details for practice and races that you need to know:
Please maintain social distancing during all activities
Please do not come more than 10 minutes prior to the start time and do not loiter after
There will be contactless registration when you arrive at the moto shed, please note the posters at the shed and on the check in station about the symptoms of COVID-19 and your registration and entering the track being confirmation that you are not displaying any of those signs of symptoms.
Each rider is recommended to only have one parent/guardian (the name you filled out on the registration form) to attend at each race. If you have more than one rider in your family please try and limit to one parent/guardian per family unit. To ensure no one is asked to leave, please have only one parent/guardian if possible.
Spectator area is marked out to maintain social distancing and can be found on east side of track.
Below is a list of items to have with you to participate:
Bike, full face helmet, proper race clothing, gloves and other race gear
Race License (a picture on your phone will work as well)
Race Plate (should stay on your bike) and if you don’t have one yet please inquire when you arrive
Small toolkit with side cutters, multi-tool, wrenches, hex/allen keys….whatever you might need to make sure you can adjust your gear as needed. Some even bring a tire pump which comes in useful! (please do not share your tool kit with anyone outside your family unit)
Tape and Sharpie or marker- this is for writing down assignments/lanes for you or your rider
Water & snacks – please do not share water bottles or snacks with anyone outside your family unit
Registration for Skill Development and Races below – Taking place every Sunday and Tuesday beginning Tuesday May 30th to September 7th.