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2018-2019

2019 CWG Test Event: AB CWG Short Track Team Selection #2 & Open ST Event, Red Deer Oct. 13-14, 2018

Organized by Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)                        registration button

Dates: October 13-14, 2018 (Saturday / Sunday)

Location: Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5

Sanctioned By: Speed Skating Canada (SSC) and Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA); as a Canada Winter Games Test Event, senior officials will be assigned by Speed Skating Canada

Coaches Meeting: To be confirmed (tentatively: Friday, October 12th, 6 p.m. Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre)

Registration: LINK to the registration form and the meet waiver

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 5th, 11:59 p.m

Entry Fee: $63.00 per skater

Eligibility:

Alberta CWG Selections #2 Event, Oct. 13-14, 2018:

● Must be a member of an Alberta Club
● Must be CWG age eligible (14-18 on July 1, 2018)
● The top 12 AB CWG per gender (24 total) based on submitted 500m+1500m time will be entered in this category excluding the two skaters per gender who prequalified at WEC 1 (AB CWG ST Team Selection #1)
● Submitted 500m and 1500m times must have been skated between August 1, 2018 and October 11, 2018 in an AASSA sanctioned event.

Click here to be directed to the AASSA Skater Resources which includes full details about Alberta ST CWG Team Criteria, and the format for the 2019 Canada Winter Games ST event.

BC CWG Selections #2 Event Oct. 13-14, 2018

  • Eligibility will be determined by BCSSA

Open Category Event, Oct. 13-14, 2018 

Skaters who do not qualify for the Selections events may skate in the Open Category, along with other Open Class athletes:

● Junior C1 and up (all racing will be on the 111m track).
● Open Category - total number of skaters limited to 48 (24 male and 24 female)

Practice Ice for both divisions: Friday, October 12th, 7 pm-9pm.

  • Medical coverage will be provided by Alberta Speed Skating and the Test Event Organizing Committee
  • Skaters must sign up for a practice ice session
  • Skaters must have certified coach present to supervise their practice.
  • Follow this link to the online practice sheet sign up

Schedule:

Saturday, October 13th:

  • 09:00 warm-ups 1500m Heats and Finals 500m Heats and Finals

Sunday, October 14th:

  • 09:00 warm-ups 1000m Heats and Finals 1500m Finals 3000m Relays

Level 2 Timer's Clinic - will be held in parallel with the CWG Test Event (beginning on Friday evening)

Link here to be connected to the Level 2 Timer's Clinic registration link and Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Accommodations:

There is a major convention happening in Red Deer the weekend of Oct. 13-14, but hotels will start releasing pre-blocked rooms for this convention on or before Sept. 12th, so it would be worth calling the hotels.

AASSA has blocked a few rooms for the CWG Test Event Meet (King Suites - with a pull-out couch) at:

  • the Hampton Inn and Suites, Red Deer, Gasoline Alley (about 10-12 minutes from Red Deer College), 128 Leva Avenue, Red Deer
    • (403) 346-6688
    • King Suites (with pull-out) for $129 per night, including hot breakfast
    • deadline to book with credit card and receive event room-rate: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
      • mention Skater Rooms booked by Alberta Speed Skating for nights of Oct. 12th and Oct. 13th 

Other Hotel Suggestions (no specific competition deals arranged for or blocked at these hotels):

Surrounding communities (Blackfalds, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail...) also have nice hotels and are within a reasonable driving distance to Red Deer College:

Hosted By:

Alberta Speed Skating and the Canada Winter Games Organizing Committee, with support from the Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club.

Registration support provided by the Calgary Speed Skating Association.

 

Upcoming Officials Courses

More details will be added to the Officials Courses page, when available:

1) Red Deer, October 12 (evening), 13 & 14, 2018: Level 2 Timer Clinic

To be run in conjunction with the CWG Test Event - the Alberta Short Track CWG Qualification and ST Open events held at the Gary W. Harris CWG Centre, Red Deer College.

Cost: $50

Course Instructors: Hugh O'Neil and John Thorpe

Click on this link to register

2) Calgary, Level 1 Officials, date TBD

Officials Courses

More details will be added to this web site, when available:

1) Red Deer, October 12 (evening, 6:30pm to 9:30pm), 13 & 14 (8:30am - 4:30pm), 2018: Level 2 Timer's Clinic

To be run in conjunction with the CWG Test Event - the Alberta Short Track CWG Qualification and ST Open events held at the Gary W. Harris CWG Centre, Red Deer College.

Cost: $50

Course Instructors: Hugh O'Neil and John Thorpe

Click on this link to register

2) Calgary, Level 1 Officials, date TBD

 

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The SSC Red Book Article O3-102 identifies Level 3 Referees and Starters in addition to Level 3 Competition Stewards and Meet Coordinators as eligible to conduct Level 1 Officials’ clinics.

The following Alberta Officials are currently eligible to instruct SSC Level 1 Officials' courses. Their home locations are indicated in brackets, but these Level 3 Officials may conduct clinics anywhere in the province.

Brad Bates (Calgary)
Kim Bates (Calgary)
Nicole Cooney (Lethbridge)
Stephen Estabrooks (Edmonton)
Tim Hartel (Calgary)
Bob Irvine (Calgary)
Tom Lipsett (Edmonton)
Claire Loberg (Peace Wapiti)
John Muller (Lethbridge)
Myron Pearman (Red Deer)
Greg Planert (Calgary)
Marc Poulin (Calgary)
Dave Thomson (Calgary)
Bruce Thorpe (Calgary)
Melanie Winters (Lethbridge)
Sharon Zorman (Calgary)