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 has re-opened for Club registrations on August 1st, 2019, including many enhancements that were identified in the inaugural MAS season.

MAS Resources, updated with step-by-step instructions, 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 $1.04 per member manual payment transaction fee for MANUAL registration transactions in MAS
  • per transaction fees for ONLINE payments within MAS, including a $0.35 transaction fee, plus 3.95% of the registration fee. Full details of online service fees can be found on the SSC MAS page.

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.

Note: Skaters in the Participant category who want to do a home-club sanctioned competition could be Participant + Special Event (two categories). If they do other sanctioned meets, they should be upgraded to Competitive or Elite, with applicable fees.

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. Note: Introductory can include a home-club competition the first year; after that, the continuing skaters should be registered as participants or competitive.
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

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

Lethbridge - LSSA's Short Track Bridge Bolt, Feb. 23-24, 2019

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Results:

2019 Bridge Bolt T2T Female Detailed Results

2019 Bridge Bolt T2T Female 200m Results Total Points

2019 Bridge Bolt T2T Male Detailed Results

2019 Bridge Bolt T2T Male 200m Results Total Points

2019 Bridge Bolt 3000m Points Races

2019 Bridge Bolt Ability Results

 

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Lethbridge Speed Skating Association invites you to come race with us!

We're hosting our second annual Bridge Bolt Short Track Meet, to once again be held at the beautiful ATB Centre in West Lethbridge.  The Bolt has been designated as the second of two chances for Alberta skaters to qualify for Team Alberta for the upcoming 2019 Canada West Short Track Championships, so we're anticipating a strong field, especially in the T2T age groups.

The meet will be split over two days, with the Open, Active Start, FunD and L2T groups skating in the mornings and the T2T skaters racing in the afternoons.  The schedule is still being determined, but please see the meet announcement for details regarding the various races each group will skate.

We will definitely need some help with volunteers, as the split days requires additional helpers.  I've included the link to our volunteer signup in the announcement, and also here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA9AB2CA4F94-lssas2

Since this is an Alberta Canada West qualifier, registration will be staggered.  Only Alberta skaters may register until February 7th.  The system will open up to other provinces on February 8th for any remaining available spots, first come first serve.

Click here for the 2019 Bridge Bolt Meet Announcement and Registration Info and Link

Click here for the Club Summary forms to submit seed times (non-Alberta Clubs only)

If you have any questions about the competition, hotel block or volunteering, please email Cherise Eaves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See you at the Bolt!

LSSA photo Bridge Bolt