Prince George Camp

The Prince George club still has room in their Ellis Edge Speed Skating Camp that is being held August 9-14.  For more details click; http://www.pgblizzard.ca/

AASSA Casino Volunteers Needed!

AASSA is hosting a casino in Calgary on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at  the Elbow River Casino and needs volunteers! It would be appreciated if each Provincial Team member take a shift or if they are under the age of 18 years, have a family member or friend take their spot.

Accommodation (based on double occupancy) and mileage will be provided to each volunteer.  Click here to sign up. Contact Wendy if you need more details at 403-220-7911 or aassa@ucalgary.ca

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July Officials Courses

AASSA is hosting a series of officials development courses in Calgary at the Olympic Oval during their Summer Speed and Masters Camps in July. These camps are open to members of any province over the age of 16 years. 

Level 1 Officials - Monday, July 13 registration
Level 2 Timers/Place Judge - Tuesday, July 14 registration
Level 2 Finish Lynx Operators - Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18 registration

Clubs wanting to use AASSA's new Finish Lynx timing equipment must have a certified operator. The Level 2 Finish Lynx Operators course is the first step in becoming certified with this timing system.  Pre-requisites are; Level 1 Officials and timing experience. For more details please contact Wendy at the AASSA office. 

2015 Canmore Summer Camp

Registration for the 2015 Canmore Summer Camp is now open.  Click here for more details and to register. The camp runs from Tuesday, June 30th - Sunday, July 5th. Space is limited.

2015 AASSA AGM

The AASSA AGM Weekend will be held in Canmore on May 9-10, 2015.  During this weekend we will host the:  

  • 2015 AASSA Annual General Meeting
  • Workshops
  • Dryland Camp
  • Annual Awards Luncheon

Click here for more details and to register.

Oval Elite Athlete Pathway

The Olympic Oval is pleased to share the new Elite Athlete Pathway that will be implemented in the 2015-16 season.  Complete details can be found in the documents posted below or by contacting Mike Marshall at 403-210-8914.

SSC Coaching Symposium

Speed Skating Canada is hosting a Coaching Symposium during their AGM in Winnipeg, July 19 - 20.  Click here for more details and to register.

February Happenings!

February will be an exciting month for many of our Alberta skaters as they head in different directions across Canada and internationally to represent our province! We are so proud of the hard work and dedication that has been evident in the performance at the meets throughout our province this season...See complete article here.

Grande Prairie 2nd Annual Swim Suit Skate

 “Swimsuit? Don’t you mean skin suit?” is a frequent response when advertising Grande Prairie’s Annual Swimsuit Skate within the community. The unique event recently celebrated its second year of existence with a shivery skate in which brave participants shed their winter gear for a few laps around the 400 meter skating oval with nothing but beach wear to keep warm... See complete article here.

Alberta 2015 Canada Winter Games Teams

Alberta 2015 CWG Long Track Team  
Adeline Maunder
Brooklyn McDougall
Julia Roth
Hee-Won Son
Adrian Hannigan   
Jeffrey Ross   
Dylan White  
Kevin Yaholnitsky      
Coach – Moira Marshall  
Manager – Brock Miron

Alex Garvey and Maddison Pearman declined their spot on the CWG Team in order to compete at the World Junior Long Track Championships

Alberta 2015 CWG Short Track Team
Chloe Howe
Connie Kapak
Siobhan Mellors
Anneke Pederson
Cassidy Peterson
Sam Pollock     
Kaleb Muller     
Paul Coderre    
Joshua Bateman   
Connor Howe    
Coach – Aaron Clarke 
Manager – Tracy Hillis

Alex de Boer qualified for the #1 spot on the CWG ST Team but is not able to compete due to injury. We're hoping he has a complete and speedy recovery.
 

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Alberta Skaters Recognized

Congratualtions again to Alberta's Sasha Fathoullin, qualifying first over-all at the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships in Trois-Riviére QC on Jan 9-11. Sasha won all but one distance, en route to qualifying for his third Canadian Junior Short Track Team that will represent Canada at the World Junior Short Track Championships on Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015 in Osaka Japan.

June 2014 - Alberta's Gilmore Junio is recognized for his honorable act of giving his 1000m spot at Sochi to team mate Denny Morrison. Please visit the link below for the details.

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=dde06d91f17f385b96c1bf095&id=3ba642f87d

Alberta's Sasha Fathoullin is named to Canada's National Short Track Development Team for 2014-15.  Congratulations Sasha!

http://www.speedskating.ca/news-and-info/news/speed-skating-canada-introduces-the-members-of-its-short-track-national-and-development-teams-for-2014-2015

Alberta's Sasha Fathoullin is named to the Canadian Team for the Fall Short Track World Cups. He will be competing in World Cups # 3 (Dec 12-14, Shanghai, China) and World Cup #4 (Dec 19-21, Seoul, Korea). 

http://www.speedskating.ca/news-and-info/news/speed-skating-canada-presents-its-national-team-members-for-the-first-four-isu-short-track-world-cups

Important Updates for AASSA Clubs

The AASSA Executive would like to update the Alberta clubs about the following items;

Canada Games
Rule Changes re Helmets in LT Racing
AASSA Governance
Alberta Sport Plan

A memo with complete details is below.

The Executive is planning a conference call to discuss these items among Club representatives (max. 2 per Club) in the evening of Tuesday, December 9.  We will follow up with the Club Presidents to confirm your participation in the coming weeks.