On February 11, 2017, three frisbee players from Calgary took to the ice at Hawrelak Park during the Silver Skate Festival to attempt to break World Records for Self Caught Flight on Ice Skates. Earlier this week, Dan ”Stork” Roddick from the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) approved 4 new records including establishing new records for Women’s MTA, TRC and SCF on Ice Skates. The WFDF is the global governing body of flying disc sports including Ultimate, Disc Golf, Guts and the Overall.
Rob was also featured on Daily Planet in his own segment documenting his training leading up to the record attempts, the physics of self caught flight on ice skates, and his actual world record attempts.
Rob ”Frisbee Rob” McLeod broke his previous TRC (Throw, Run & Catch) on Ice Skates World Record with a throw and catch of 87.8 metres (288 feet).
Jennie Orsten broke the Women’s MTA (Maximum Time Aloft) on Ice Skates World Record with a throw and catch of 6.22 seconds.
Congratulations to all three athletes on this incredible achievement! They are already planning to break their records at the 2018 Silver Skate Festival so stay tuned!
Find out more about the Silver Skate Festival at http://www.silverskatefestival.org/go.