Skate-A-Thon

Skate a thon 2016For our players

Dear Werewolves Player,

We are launching our 2nd Skate-a-thon which will take place on Saturday 9 July from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

This is the Werewolves primary fundraising event involving all of our players.  The funds raised from it are completely untied, unlike our other grant funding income, and may be spent flexibly to help achieve the aims of the team.

For the skate-a-thon we would like you to select both a skating goal (how far you will skate) and a fundraising goal (how much money you will try to raise).   We hope you will set challenging goals and work hard to achieve them.

If you give 100% effort to the skate-a-thon you will succeed, have fun, and can be proud that you helped your team.

Participants in our skate-a-thon will also have free admission to our family fun skate from 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Werewolves of London Committee

For our valued supporters and friends

Dear Werewolves families and friends,

Welcome to the Werewolves of London’s 2nd Skate-a-Thon!

We are looking forward to a great event this year and are writing to ask for your wholehearted support in this year’s effort to make it the most successful ever.  The Skate-a-Thon is the primary fundraising event involving all of the Werewolves players and their families and is an important source of untied funding which may be spent flexibly to achieve the clubs goals.

We have found, like many other special hockey clubs, that this type of fundraising event is perfect in substantially involving our players in supporting their team.  Our players solicit donations and then do the promised skating.   In doing this, players get to work on their communication skills, and showcase their skating ability.   We have found that our players take pride in working towards and achieving their skating goals and in knowing that they are helping to support their team.

While we expect the players to do the lion’s share of the work in this fundraiser, your support of their efforts will be key.   Your help will be important in terms of who to approach for donations and make sure that requests are made.   We also hope that you will help your player select an appropriate skating goal and an appropriate fundraising goal and help them to understand the importance of working towards these goals over the coming weeks.

We appreciate all of your support.   Together with our volunteer coaches and committee members you have helped the Werewolves to develop and grow into a successful specialist club.   Lets build on this success and make this the best Skate-a-Thon yet!

Werewolves of London Committee

So what is a Skate-a-thon?

The idea is to welcome skaters of all abilities to participate in a fun event that also helps 11385935_mlraise money for the club. This is primarily for the Werewolves players but family and friends are also encouraged to get involved if they wish. This is dedicated ice time for fundraisers to get on the ice and skate to raise money.
The skaters set their own goals – the event is inclusive and enjoyed at your own pace. There is no set expectation on how long you need to skate for or the number of laps of the rink you need to do.  Skate hire and skating aids are available to hire on the day. It’s an event anyone can join in so if there are friends, family or work colleagues that want to take part to raise money then they are welcomed.

How do I participate?

Participation of players is strongly encouraged. Invite and fundraising forms will be circulated to players and parents at the Werewolves Training sessions. You can register your interest there.  If you want to register your interest to receive a fundraising pack by post or email then you can enter your details hereWe do not share this information with anyone.

The fundraising pack provides instructions on how to setup a fundraising page on Just Giving and provides a paper fundraising form.

Age Restrictions

All Children aged 8 or under going on the ice must be accompanied by a skating Adult. Children under 12 must have a responsible parent or guardian present.
If you have any issues accessing the registration form or further queries then please email skateathon@werewolvesoflondon.org.uk  figure skates

Skating Times

The skating times are 1:30pm – 2:30pm. The ice is dedicated for the skate-a-thon. After 2:30pm, the family fun skate begins and any skate-a-thon participants are welcome to stay and skate for no additional charge.

Documents

Skate-a-thon Poster (pdf)
Skate-a-thon Invitation and Sponsorship Pack (pdf)
Skate-a-thon Sponsorship form(pdf)

Other important stuff

Skate Hire

Skate Hire Boot Players may use their hockey skates but for anyone without their own skates Skate Hire will be available during the event a cost of £2 per pair. Skate hire is to be paid at leisure centre reception upon arrival. These are collected at the rink-side skate hire.

Skating aids / Penguins

penguin Penguin Hire will be available at cost of £3 per 30 minutes to be paid at leisure centre reception upon arrival. These are collected at the rink-side skate hire.

Getting to the Rink

See inside the leisure centre

Click here to see inside the leisure centre

Never been to the Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre before? The new rink and leisure centre opened in November 2013.

Click on the image of the left to enter a 360 degree visual walkaround of the Reception and Cafe, Ice Rink, Swimming Pool and other facilities. You can click on the numbers in the bottom right of the image to select the different floors of the centre.

The address is;

390 Streatham High Road,
Streatham,
London
SW16 6HX

It is located on the A23 close to Streatham Rail Station and a Bus terminus.

Nearby bus routes include 50, 109, 118, 133, 159, 249, 250, 255, G1, P13, N133

Map

You can plan your route and use the directions from where you are located by using the tool on the Leisure Centre website here.

Car Parking & Fees

The Car Park is situated off the A23 and the entrance ramp to the underground parking is between the new Tescos store and the Leisure centre itself.

Overhead view showing the layout of the new 'Streatham Hub' development

Overhead view showing the layout of the new ‘Streatham Hub’ development

When you reach the bottom of the ramp turn left for the Leisure Centre parking. There are lifts and stairs to reach ground level. Be aware if you turn right and park in the Tescos store Car park there are different tariffs for parking dependent on whether you use the store.

Those with registered disabilities get free parking and just need to get a discount code from reception on the day, all others will need to pay the discounted centre tariff as the maximum stay has been increased to 6 hours.

 Car Park Rates
Hours General public for store & leisure Leisure discounted
Upto 30 mins Free ( 10 mins only in leisure ) Free 10 mins only
Over 10mins (leisure) and 30 mins (store) £1.50 £0.60
1 to 2 hours £3.00 £1.20
2 to 3 hours £5.00 £2.00
3 to 4 hours £7.00 £3.00
4 to 5 hours £9.00 £3.20
5 to 6 hours £11.00 £3.40
Over 6 hours £80.00 £80.00

First Aid

We hope that nobody needs this on the day but First Aid staff from the rink and the Werewolves of London are available on the day if required.

Cash Machines

Should you need them, cash machines are located outside the Tescos store next to the leisure centre.

Cafe and Refreshments

There is a Cafe onsite in the lobby of the leisure centre and vending machines at rink side. A fabulous cake stall supporting the Werewolves will also be present at rink side.

Thanks

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We are very grateful to BETTER for their commitment to our club. Without their support and backup this event wouldn’t be possible.

 

 

 

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