2018 Silver Skate Festival
UPDATE: On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Robert “Frisbee Rob” McLeod broke 6 World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) World Records for Self Caught Flight on Ice Skates at the 2018 Silver Skate Festival.
New World Records
MTA on Ice Skates: 14.14 seconds
TRC on Ice Skates: 92.4 metres
SCF on Ice Skates: 163.77 (14.14s MTA, 86m TRC)
Each record is an Open and Men’s Over 35 record (for a total of 6)
Training & Event Updates
- Mar 1 – Frisbee Rob Approved for 6 WFDF World Records (blog)
- Feb 17 – Frisbee Rob Unofficially Breaks 9 World Records (video)
- Feb 16 – Final Practice Session (video)
- Feb 15 – Last Minute Corrections (video)
- Feb 14 – Live Media Spot (video)
- Feb 12 – Cracked Ice Training (video)
- Feb 10 – Final Calgary Training Day (video)
- Feb 7 – Chilly Training Day (video)
- Feb 4 – Snowy Training Day (video)
- Jan 29 – Emotional Training Day (video)
- Jan 24 – Quiet Wednesday Morning (video)
- Jan 21 – Throwing Around the Building (video)
- Jan 20 – First Day at the Lagoon (video)
- Jan 19 – Invermere Snowflake Festival (video)
- Jan 16 – Starting to Dial in the Skating (video)
- Jan 15 – First on ice training session at Hawrelak Park (video)
- Jan 8 – Treadmill Training at The Skating Lab (video)
Read on to find out more about Rob and Jennie including a summary of their attempts at the 2017 Silver Skate Festival.
2017 Silver Skate Festival Frisbee on Ice Summary
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.
Rob McLeod is a motivational speaker and Frisbee ambassador living in Calgary. He currently holds 6 Guinness World Records and 10 World Championships in Frisbee including the 3 Men’s Guinness World Records for Self Caught Flight on ice skates. Rob currently holds the Men’s MTA, TRC and SCF World Records.
Jennie Orsten is a third year bio sciences student at the University of Calgary. A competitive figure skater most of her life, Jennie has turned her focus to ultimate frisbee and has her sights set on the U24 Canadian National Team that will be competing in the 2018 World Championships in Australia. Jennie currently holds the Women’s MTA World Record.