Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association  |  Tel: 403-220-7911  |  Fax. 403-220-9226  |  Email. info@aassa.ca  | Address: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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2017-2018

ISU Junior World Long Track Championships, Salt Lake City, USA, March 9-11, 2018

The International Skating Union (ISU) hosted two Junior division long track competitions in Salt Lake City, Utah, in March 2018, a Junior LT World Cup and the Junior LT World Championships.

Canada sent a team to both competitions, including Alberta's Brooklyn McDougall, Connor Howe and Kaleb Muller. The Alberta High Performance Coach, Mike Ireland, was also one of Canada's team coaches.

Junior LT World Cup: March 3-4, 2018
Junior LT World Championships: March 9-11, 2018

All of the skaters had multiple personal best times and great results. Highlights include Kaleb Muller winning a World Cup bronze medal as part of the men's Pursuit Team; as well as Manitoba's Tyson Langelaar earning 2nd overall and Beatrice Lamarche and David Larue winning the Mass Start World Championship titles! 

Click on these links for details: 

https://www.isu.org/speed-skating

Team Canada World Jrs 2018 photo FSJ SSC

RU FAST ST Meet (Calgary) March 3-4, 2018

Click on the following links for RU Fast 2018 Results:

RU Fast 2018 T2T Female Detailed Results

RU Fast 2018 T2T Male Detailed Results

Revised (7March) Alberta CanWest Final Ranking List (see the CanWest event page for more information - click here for CanWest)

RU Fast 2018 Specal Olympics Detailed Results

RU Fast 2018 Open Detailed Results

* Revised * RU Fast 2018 Group 2 Final Results

 RU Fast 2018 Masters Detailed Results

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The Calgary Speed Skating Association is pleased to welcome you this weekend for Western Canada's biggest competition, RU Fast!!

Please find the weekend schedule below; it may be circulated to participants.

Click here for the RU Fast NORTH Ice Schedule (T2T and Open)

Click here for the RU Fast SOUTH Ice Schedule (L2T)

Coaches: please note the coaches meeting will be held in the Oval Lounge at 7:15 AM on Saturday morning.

Division lists will be available by March 2nd;  we are still receiving scratches for the weekend.

As some of you may know, our partner, the Olympic Oval, is going through a trying time with the temporary ice surface closure for the season - as of Monday, March 5th. The Calgary Speed Skating Association and Alberta Speed Skating would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Oval for allowing RU Fast to proceed as planned; this one will be the biggest one yet!!!

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The Calgary Speed Skating Association (CSSA) will once again be hosting the largest short track meet in Western Canada at the Olympic Oval on March 3-4, 2018.

RU FAST is a great meet for all ages, and it will be a key meet for T2T division skaters aiming to compete at the Canadian Western ST Championships later in March.

If you would like to volunteer for various tasks including as an official (many posts do not require experience), go to the CSSA web site: http://calgaryspeedskating.ca  and click on the Volunteering Tab.

This is an AASSA and SSC sanctioned meet and the SSC Rules apply, including Safety Equipment, SSC Rules D3-100 (Short Track).

Click here for more information:

2018 RUFast Announcement

2018 RUFast Information Package

 

 

Photo Credit: Stephen Maunder 2017

Lloyd CSSA Lethb ESSA Nov2017 Smaunder

 

2018 Alberta Winter Games (AWG), Feb. 16-19, 2018

The 2018 Alberta Winter Games will be held in the Wood Buffalo Region (the area in and around Fort McMurray), February 16th-19th. The Speed Skating event at AWG will be short track speed skating and will be held in the community of Fort Mackay. Click here for an AWG promo video.

Global Television will provide a live webcast of the whole Opening Ceremony on Feb. 16th, 6:45 to 8pm (MDT). Save the link below so you don't miss the excitement:

https://globalnews.ca/news/3962648/watch-2018-alberta-winter-games-opening-ceremonies/

Let all your friends and family know they can watch the Ceremonies from anywhere in Alberta.

It's Games Time! - See you in Wood Buffalo

Alberta Sport Connection "Supporting Dreams"

Click here to access the 2018 Alberta Winter Games web site

Live and individual results: https://albertagames.rampinteractive.com/public/results.aspx

Click on the race titles below for full results:

Click here for Detailed Results, all Age Categories

 Final Individual Event Results:

Click here for Alberta 2018 Winter Games Flickr Photos

the rink is ready for AWG 2018.jpg AWG welcome runner on floor 2018.jpg

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Speed Skaters represent Alberta regional zones based on their residency (home address). An AWG Zone Map is available here:

https://albertasport.ca/uploads/Zone-Map-1.pdf 

The AWG Speed Skating Technical Package outlines the age categories and basic representation information. T2T1 (11/12 year olds) and T2T2 (13/14 year olds) are the speed skating age categories.

Click here to download the 2018 AWG Technical Package

Each separate Alberta Zone determines how they will choose skaters to represent their zone. Most zones typically use times from eligible competitions to determine reps; some zones do not have enough interested and eligible skaters to fill the quota, so everyone gets to go! We will post more information about the zone criteria as we receive it.

Zone 1 - by times (refer to the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat Speed Skating Clubs)
Zone 2 - by times (refer to the Banff/Canmore Speed Skating Club)
Zone 3 - to be determined (refer to the Calgary Speed Skating Association and the Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club)
Zone 4 - to be determined (refer to the Rocky Mountain House and the Red Deer Lions Speed Skating Clubs)
Zones 5 and 6 - to be determined (refer to the Edmonton Speed Skating Association)
Zone 7 - to be determined (refer to the Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club)
Zone 8 - to be determined; criteria will include attendance, results and attitude as guidelines (refer to the Grande Prairie Peace Wapiti and the Peace River Northern Lites Speed Skating Clubs)

For information please contact Mike Marshall at 403-210-8914 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Silver Skate Festival, February 10-11, 2018, Edmonton

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Hawrelak Park Edmonton, February 10 and 11

The Silver Skate Festival invites you to skate the 1 km, 5km, 10km and/or 1 hour Skate Races on the 5-hectare lake at Hawrelak Park.

Outdoor Long Track racing on a 1km loop. Natural ice base with Zamboni treatment on top.

These races are among our festival's signature events and have their roots in the Europe - especially in the Netherlands, where long-distance speed skating is popular. Skaters use frozen lakes, canals, rivers, and ovals (both indoor and outdoor), and compete in races ranging from 10km to 200km.

February 10, 2018
8:00am Chip Timer Assignment
9:00am 1 Hour Skate Race
10:45am 5km Skate Race
11:15am 1km Skate Race
11:30am 1km All Comers Skate Race
1:00pm Awards Ceremony

February 11, 2018
8am Chip Timer Assignment
9:00am 10km Skate Race
11:00am Awards Ceremony

2:00 pm Kortebaan

1:00-4:00pm Speed Skating Try It

Kortebaan

The Dutch Kortebaan (pronounced “kor-te-ban”) is a traditional speed-skating sprint race held on outdoor ice. Historically, it was one of the first formats used to declare speed-skating champions in Holland and winners were usually awarded prize money – and a ham. In our version of the event, pairs of skaters race down a straight, 160m route on frozen Hawrelak Park Lake. One by one, skaters are eliminated until the final two compete in a sudden-death race. The final skater left standing wins a ham and bragging rights.

Registration is online through the Silver Skate Festival website.

https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=3259

Next price hike is February 1st (fee goes up by $5 or $10)

Same day registration available, but costs more and needs to be 90 minutes before your event of choice begins.

Full details about the Silver Skate Festival are available here: http://www.silverskatefestival.org/go/

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