New SSC Membership and Affiliate System (MAS)
Speed Skating Canada has been using a membership database referred to as MMS for the past few years. This online registration system is being replaced on June 1st by a new system called the Membership and Affiliate System (MAS).
Here is some information for Alberta Clubs:
• Communications from Speed Skating Canada
All communications about MAS will be sent directly to the PTSOs (Provincial Branch Contacts – AASSA). AASSA will then distribute the information to their respective clubs, officials, coaches, etc. to help prepare members and clubs for the 2018-2019 season.
• Providing Feedback to Speed Skating Canada
The system is being created dynamically and the most up-to-date resources are posted here, and updated regularly:
• Training Guides and Videos
• SSC and AASSA Membership Fees for 2018-2019
Please note that Speed Skating Canada’s and Alberta Speed Skating membership fees for the 2018-2019 season will remain unchanged from the membership fees established for the 2017-2018 season
Fees are listed below on this web page.
-- other than processing fees related to MAS payments to be confirmed later in July 2018, but initially set at $3.95 + 35 cents per each online transaction; $1 per member for manual payment transactions; this may need to be discussed within clubs.
• Online Payments
All PTSOs and clubs are required to register their members using the MAS, which will have the ability to manage payments online. For the 2018-2019 season, Speed Skating Canada will allow clubs to process payments using the MAS or process payments manually. As noted, there will be a $3.95 + 35 cents per online transaction charged in the system -- and clubs will need to set up how this will be paid: either by the clubs, by the members directly, or a combination of both. If manual fee payments are done, there will be a $1 per member fee, but manually accounting will have to be done by the Club, AASSA and SSC.
• Contact Details for Members
The MAS will have numerous features that will allow Speed Skating Canada to better communicate with members. Kindly ensure that contact details featured within a members’ account belongs to the member and not the club or PTSO.
2018-2019 AASSA and SSC Category Descriptions and Fees
* There are no 2018-2019 membership fee changes, however, SSC's new MAS registration system will have usage charges as noted above
|SSC Categories||SSC Fee||AASSA Fee||Descriptions: http://www.speedskating.ca/resources/Classes_members_skaters_supporters|
|Elite||$60||$90||A skater who competes in International and/or Domestic sanctioned competitions i.e. SSC National Championships (Age Class, Junior, Senior), Canada Cups, North Americans, Canada Winter Games and Selection events in Canada.|
|Competitive||$40||$60||A skater who competes in any other SSC or Branch sanctioned competition.|
|Participant||$20||$45||A skater who is a member of a Canadian speed skating club who does not compete in a sanctioned event.|
|Associate||$6||$15||A member of a Canadian speed skating club who contributes as a coach, official, volunteer or parent who does not participate as a skating member.|
|Introductory||$6||$10||A skater who participates in a Learn to Skate or Student program from 16 -23 weeks conducted by clubs to provide the participant with an introduction to speed skating.|
|Event||$0||$1||A skater who participates in an individual sanctioned competition or special event.|