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

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2018-2019

Coaches Assignments

AASSA is recruiting coaches and managers for two main Alberta Team (T2T) events in the 2019-2020 season: the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships and the Canada West Short Track Championships, as below. The application deadline is June 24, 2019.

Click here for the AASSA Coaches Application and Information for 2019-2020

 2020 CACLT  February 8-9, 2020 Red Deer, AB
2020 CanWest ST  March 28-29, 2020 Selkirk, MB

                         
Please complete and submit the AASSA Coaches application and accompanying documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other coaching opportunities for 2019-2020 include the Alberta Winter Games and the Arctic Winter Games. Both events will include coach selection through applicable regions (i.e. Clubs in the applicable regions). The Alberta Winter Games will be based in Airdrie, February 14-17, 2020, with the speed skating event being a long track competition hosted at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. The Arctic Winter Games will feature short track competition in Whitehorse, Yukon, March 15-21.

AASSA is also recruiting coaches for the Canmore Summer Camp, August 25-30. Please contact iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about coaching at the summer camp.

 

MAS, Membership and Fees

Speed Skating Canada implemented a new online membership registration system in 2018 called the Membership Affiliation System (MAS). All branches of SSC are required to use MAS. AASSA implemented MAS in partnership with the Alberta Clubs in the 2018-2019 speed skating season and we will continue to work with all partners to maximize the use and efficiency of MAS.

MAS is currently closed for enhancements that were identified in the inaugural MAS season. MAS will re-open for Club registrations on August 1st, 2019.

MAS Resources are here:

http://www.speedskating.ca/resources/clubs/member-management-system 

SSC and AASSA Membership Fees for 2019-2020

The membership fees are listed below on this page. 

Additional fees include:

  • a $300 per season Alberta Club Affiliation fee paid to AASSA
  • a $1 per member manual payment transaction fee for MANUAL payment transactions in MAS
  • per transaction fees for ONLINE payments within MAS; these fees were initially set at $3.95 + $0.35 for 2018-2019; new season fees to be confirmed

2019-2020 AASSA and SSC Category Descriptions and Fees

Note: The previous “Associate” category has been subdivided into three new categories (coach, official, parent/volunteer) as indicated below.

SSC Categories SSC Fee AASSA Fee Descriptions: www.speedskating.ca/resources/Classes_members_skaters_supporters
Elite $60 $100 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 $70 A skater who competes in any other SSC or Branch sanctioned competition.
Participant $20 $70 A skater who is a member of a Canadian speed skating club who does not compete in a sanctioned event.
Coach $6 $15 A member of a Canadian speed skating club who contributes as a coach, who does not participate as a skating member.
Official  $6 $15  A member of a Canadian speed skating club who contributes as an official, who does not participate as a skating member.
Parent/Volunteer  $6 $15  A member of a Canadian speed skating club who contributes as a 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 $2 A skater who participates in an individual sanctioned competition or special event.

 

 

 

AASSA Awards for 2018-2019

The yearly AASSA Awards include results-oriented awards for long track and short track-focussed athletes (junior and senior) as well as nominated memorial awards for volunteerism and an overall achievement award each for short track and long track-focussed athletes.

Details are available at the link below. 2018-2019 season nominations for the three nominated awards will be open until May 15th and may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for the AASSA Awards link

The photo features Michelle and Jules Chabot of Edmonton, award winners of the 2017-2018 Mike Heitman Memorial Award.

M and J Chabot w award May2018

2019 AASSA AGM

The 2019 Alberta Speed Skating (AASSA) AGM Weekend will be in Leduc on May 25th and 26th. The weekend will include:

  • Saturday workshops and committee discussions
  • a President's Breakfast Meeting for Club Presidents (or designates) on Sunday morning (7:30am to 9am)
  • the formal Annual General Meeting (AGM); business updates and formal voting, including:
    • a recap of 2018-2019
    • plans for 2019-2020
    • elections for vacant Board positions:
      - President (2-year term)
      - Vice-President, Officials (2-year term)
      - Vice-President, Communications (2-year term)
      - Vice-President, Marketing (2-year term)
    • click here for the Nomination Form and Memo v22Apr2019 

AGM materials will be added to this web page before the AGM.

AASSA Bylaws, including details about elections, are available on the AASSA web site. Click here to be redirected.

AGM Weekend Materials (click here to access folder)

2019 Draft Financials

2019 Club Report Summary 

 

Weekend Agenda:

Location: Best Western Plus Edmonton Airport Hotel
5705 - 50 Street Leduc, Alberta T9E 6Z8 

Saturday, May 25th:

AGM Sessions

  • 8:30am: Informal meet and greet
  • 9 - 10:30am: Informal Club Updates; and guided round-table discussions on how AASSA can assist Clubs in their current goals, including providing generic Club Resources
  • 10:30 - 10:45am: Break 
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm: Financial update report 
  • 12:00pm Lunch 
  • 1 - 3:00pm Skater Development Committee (guests welcome)
  • 3 - 3:15pm Break
  • 3:15 - 4:00pm Officials Development  (guests welcome)
  • 4:00-4:30pm Officials Development Committee (closed meeting)
    • Dinner on your own; recommendations to follow.

Sunday, May 26th:

President’s Breakfast (Nicole Cooney to host)

7:30 - 9am: In the Hotel Breakfast Nook
Round Table and Open Forum format for Club Presidents or Designates

Formal AGM (business meeting and elections): 
9:30am - 12pm:

  • Welcome
  • Recognition of Official Club Delegates; introduction of special guests
  • Review and adjustment of Agenda
  • Review of 2018 AASSA AGM minutes; edits; approval
  • Agenda Items:
    • Financials
    • AASSA Exec Reports and Summary of Club Reports
    • Alberta Provincial Team and AB High Performance
    • SSC Membership System - MAS
    • 2019-2020 Competitions Schedule
    • Other business (to be confirmed)
      • SSC update
      • Oval update
      • Other updates
    • Elections of AASSA Executive
    • Notice of AASSA Bank signatories

Following the Formal AGM, there will be a brief AASSA 2019-2020 Executive Meeting

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AGM Weekend Accommodations:

Best Western Plus Edmonton Airport Hotel

5705 - 50 Street Leduc, Alberta T9E 6Z8 
1(800) 780-7234 or +1 780-986-6550
Mention: Alberta Speed Skating meeting

Rooms: 
Deluxe Double Queen: $105.59 single occupancy / $105.59 double / $110.59 triple / $119.59 quad
Deluxe King: $105 single occupancy / $105 double

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

 

Canmore Pre-Season Camp, August 25-30, 2019

Alberta Speed Skating will be offering the Canmore Camp again in 2019 at a slightly different time and also with a slightly new title (Pre-Season Camp):  from Sunday, August 25th to Friday. August 30th. It will be in the same location and will include a lot of fun, as per usual!

The camp will be based in Canmore, but will include excursions into Banff and the surrounding area.

The accommodations for the Alpine Club are NOW FULL, but there may be room in the Bell Cabin for individuals to book on their own; there are also other camping and rental options available in Canmore. See the registration link for more information. Thank you.

* Coaches are welcome and we are looking for a couple of volunteer Camp Cooks to help out - contact iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about the camp.

Click here for Information and to Register for the Camp

Level 2 Starter Clinic, March 9-10, 2019

Alberta Speed Skating is pleased to host a Level 2 Starter Clinic in Calgary on March 9-10, 2019. This is a great opportunity to combine classroom theory with practical experience in conjunction with the Grand Prix Long Track Meet being held at the Olympic Oval that weekend.

  • March 9-10th, 9am-4pm
  • Calgary Olympic Oval, Board Room, University of Calgary
  • Cost is $50, including lunch; register online, below, with PayPal or Cheque
  • Clinic will be taught by Marc Poulin and Kim Bates.
  • All level 1 Starters are welcome to attend.

Click Here to Register for the March 9-10, 2019 AASSA Starter Clinic 

For more information, please contact Marc Poulin via sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Andrew Cross starter Feb2019