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2018-2019

Team Alberta Short Track at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Feb. 17-22

Go Team Alberta CWG Short Track!

Coach: Cristina Lazarescu                 Manager: Dustin Miller

Athletes:

 

 

 2019 CWG ST men  2019 CWG ST ladies2

Men Ladies
Brendan Yamada (bottom, left) Caitlin Pelkey (right, centre)
Matej Pederson (bottom, right) Hee Won Son (top, right)
Neithan Thomas (top, centre)) Cezara Bere (bottom, right)
Mathias Bathe (top, right) Victoria Goplen (left)
Benjamin Côté Molly Young (top, centre)

 

Competition Days for 2019 CWG Short Track are:

  • Sunday, February 17th
  • Monday, February 18th
  • Wednesday, February 20th
  • Thursday, February 21st
  • Friday, February 22nd

The 2019 Canada Winter Games (CWG) Short Track Event will be hosted at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Red Deer College

Click here to be directed to the Official 2019 Canada Winter Games sites, including information about:

Alberta ST CWG Team Selection Criteria and Rankings are available in Skaters Resources: click here to be redirected

Click here to be directed to the 2019 CWG Short Track Technical Package

  • the ST event allows only ISU Junior-aged athletes to compete (unlike the LT event, which provides for first-year Neo-Senior competitors as well)

Team Alberta Long Track at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Feb. 16-20

Go Team Alberta CWG Long Track!

Coach: Mike Ireland                 Manager: Kirsti Lay

Athletes:

 

 2019 CWG LT group  2019 CWG LT ladies

Men Ladies
Kaleb Muller (top) Brooklyn McDougall (top)
Joshua Hathaway (bottom, left) Anna Bourgeois (bottom, left)
Paul Coderre (bottom, right)) Cassidy Peterson (bottom, centre)
Max Halyk (bottom, centre) Kayla McNeely (bottom, right)

 

Competition Days for 2019 CWG Long Track are:

  • Saturday, February 16th
  • Sunday, February 17th
  • Tuesday, February 19th
  • Wednesday, February 20th
  • [Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd are contingency days for weather delays]

The 2019 Canada Winter Games (CWG) Long Track Event will be hosted at Setters Place Oval in Great Chief Park, Red Deer Alberta.

Click here to be directed to the Official 2019 Canada Winter Games sites, including information about:

Alberta LT CWG Team Selection Criteria and Rankings are available in Skaters Resources: click here to be redirected

Click here to be directed to the 2019 CWG Long Track Technical Package

  • Of note: the 2019 CWG LT Event allows for first-year Neo-Seniors to compete (different than ST, which allows only ISU Junior-aged athletes to compete)
  • Also, there is a conflict with the World Junior LT Championships, so athletes competing at that competition may not also compete for Team Alberta at CWG (i.e. Connor Howe, Jack Deibert and Frank Roth); this is also different from ST, which does not include a conflict of events

RU FAST Short Track Meet, Calgary, Feb. 15-16, 2019

RU Fast is a great competition for developing speed skaters, providing athletes with a lot of short track racing on very good and safe ice surfaces over the span of two days.

AASSA is pleased to have the Calgary Speed Skating Association host this meet again during an unusually busy season and appreciates parents and supporters of RU Fast's participants offering to volunteer for various tasks needed to run this very large meet. 

To participate as a volunteer please select  an opportunity at: http://calgaryspeedskating.ca (Click Volunteering Tab)

Results will be posted online at:   http://calgaryspeedskating.ca/results/rufast2019  

Click here for the 2019 RU Fast Announcement

Click here for the 2019 RU Fast Information Package

Lloyd CSSA Lethb ESSA Nov2017 Smaunder

 

Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships, Feb. 9-10, 2019, Winnipeg, MB

GO TEAM ALBERTA! 

T2T 11 Females:  Tatiana De Vlieg, Cassandra Currie, Sophia Cross and Eloise Spence

T2T 12 Males: Jalen Doan, Kyle Ngo, Jonathan McIntosh and Braeden Kremenik (Theron Anderson qualified but will not be participating)

T2T 12 Females:   Alexandra Volstad, Maya Leuders and Mikka Eaves (Lili Wilz, Naja Weiler and Darby Beeson qualified but will not be participating)

T2T 13 Males:   Andre Erasmus, Max Poulin and Matthew Medlicott

T2T 13 Females:    Annika Johnston, Erin Padbury and Cecile Ferraro (Chanel Chabot qualified but will not be participating)

T2T 14 Males:   Yankun Zhao, Cody James Miller and Andrew Blackmore

T2T 14 Females:    Sarah Feschuk, Elliot Kellogg, Brinley Davidson and Kendra Hawkins

T2T 15 Males:  Max Krabben, Tristan Marcial, Jackson Schultz and Ayden Osvath

Speed Skating Canada will provide competition information at the following link, including results:

https://www.speedskating.ca/events/canadian-age-class-long-track-championships

Contact Mike Marshall at This 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. for more information.

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2019 Jeremy Wotherspoon Open (LT, Red Deer), Jan. 19-20

 JeremyWotherspoon HM 1Jeremy Wotherspoon power start AB Hall of Fame

The inaugural Jeremy Wotherspoon Open will be hosted by the Red Deer Lions Speed Skating Club at the new and beautiful venue -- Setters Place -- in Red Deer's Great Chief Park. This meet will be a test event for the 2019 Canada Winter Games and a qualifying meet for the Alberta Team selected for the Canadian Age Class LT competition in February. RDCLSSC plans to run this as an annual event in January.

Check out a video of this new facility here: https://www.facebook.com/reddeerspeedskating/videos/235638860708360/ 

General Inquiries about the Jeremy Wotherspoon Open to Shawna Pearman; see details below: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See Jeremy Wotherspoon's biography and when you have some time, check out the displays at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer:
http://ashfm.ca/hall-of-fame-honoured-members/browse/athlete/wotherspoon-jeremy 

2019 Jeremy Wotherspoon Open Details:

Location (pictured here): Setters Place at Great Chief Park
4707 Fountain Dr, Red Deer, AB T4N 6W4 (Google Map)
 Red Deer Setters Place opening Dec2018
Sanctions: AASSA Sanction and SSC Sanction
 
Entry Fees: Active Start/FUNdamentals/L2T/T2T: $70.00
Juniors & Seniors 2 Races – $35.00
4 Races – $70.00
 
Entry Deadline: Friday January 11th, 2019 @ 9:00PM – Absolutely no late entries will be accepted.
 
Groupings:
  • Group 1 Olympic Style – Junior / Senior
  • Group 2 Olympic Style / Mass Start – T2T skaters
  • Group 3 Mass Start – L2T/FUNd/Active Start skaters
 
Format: Group 1
Junior
Senior
Olympic Style
This group will include all Junior & Senior skaters. Distances will include (Olympic Style):
  • 500m
  • 1,000m
  • 1,500m
  • 3,000m / 5000m

Distances will be seeded individually based SpeedSkatingResults.

Group 2
Training to Train (T2T)
Olympic Style / Mass Start (CACLT Distances)
This group will include all Training to Train (T2T) skaters. 
Skaters will be grouped by skate gender and age:
  • Girls 11 & 12 / Boys 12 & 13 – OS 500m, Mass Start 300m, 1500m & 3000m
  • Girls 13 & 14 / Boy 14 & 15 – OS 500m, 1500m, Mass Start 300m & 3000m
Group 3
Learning to Train (L2T)
FUNdamental (FUNd)
ActiveStart
Mass Start
Distances decided on ability groups
 
On-Site Food: Food and drink will be provided for officials, volunteers, and coaches. The Food Court at the University will be available for everyone else.
 
Officials and Volunteers: If there is anyone wishing to volunteer please contact Shawna Pearman at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Schedule: Will be sent out to all clubs the week of the meet as well as posted on the club website reddeerspeedskating.com
 
Facility: This is a brand new facility and this will also be our Canada Winter Games Test Event. We will be attempting to operate the venue very similar to the Games week. Information will be sent out during the week on change rooms, spectator entrance, viewing, skate sharpening, etc.
 
Registration: Registration URL is hosted by CSSA: http://www.calgaryspeedskating.ca/perform/meets/
 
Registration Questions? CSSA at 403-220-4417 or email: This 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.
 
Hotels:
Holiday Inn Express 587-457-7289
Best Western Plus 403-346-3555
Radisson 403-342-6567
Ramada Red Deer 403-342-4555
Towne Place Suites by Marriott 403-341-3589
Super 8 City Centre 403-358-7722
 
Concession No food concession but possibly hot chocolate/coffee/tea available
 
General Inquiries Shawna Pearman – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ABLT - Alberta Indoor Long Track Meet, Calgary: Jan. 12-13, 2019

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Click here for full ABLT 2019 Results

See also the Alberta PB Database: http://www.albertaspeedskating.ca/skaters/rankings2

 

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The Calgary Speed Skating Association (CSSA) will host ABLT, the Alberta Open Indoor Long Track Competition, on January 12th and 13th, 2019 at the Olympic Oval, University of Calgary.

See meet details below.

 

 Alberta Open Indoor Long Track (ABLT) Meet – Announcement

Alberta Open Indoor Long Track (ABLT) Meet 2019

January 12th & 13th 2019

Location: Olympic Oval
University of Calgary
288 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4V8 (Google Map)
 
Sanctions: AASSA Sanction and SSC Sanction
 
Entry Fees: All Groups: $65.00
 
Entry Deadline: Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 @ 9:00PM – Absolutely no late entries will be accepted.
 
Groupings:
  • Group 1 Olympic Style – Junior / Senior / Masters
  • Group 2 Olympic Style / Mass Start – T2T skaters
  • Group 3 Mass Start – L2T/FUNd/Active Start skaters
 
Coaches Meeting: Friday, January 11th @ 7:00PM in the Olympic Oval Lounge
 
Format: Group 1
Junior
Senior
Master
Olympic Style
This group will include all Junior, Senior and Master skaters. This group will start competing late
morning Saturday and late morning Sunday into the afternoon. Distances will include:
  • 500m  1,000m  1,500m
  • 3,000m (Master may skate Mass Start depending on available time)

Distances will be seeded individually based on best times in the current or previous season. In the instance where no times are submitted, skaters will be seeded last.
(Race distances subject to change if required)

Group 2
Training to Train (T2T)
Olympic Style / Mass Start (CALT Distances)
This group will include all Training to Train (T2T) skaters. This group will start competing late
morning Saturday and late morning Sunday into the afternoon. 
Skaters will be grouped as follows and skate gender separate:
  • Girls 11 & 12 / Boys 12 & 13
  • Girls 13 & 14 / Boy 14 & 15

Distances will include:

  • Olympic Style 500m / 1500m
  • Mass Start 300m / 3,000m / 1500m

As it is likely that many skaters will not have skated these distances previously (or recently) skaters will be paired in the 500m based on a 400m short track time. Skaters will be seeded into the subsequent distances based on the prior results in this competition.
(Race distances subject to change if required)

Group 3
Learning to Train (L2T)
FUNdamental (FUNd)
ActiveStart
Mass Start
All divisions will be mixed gender and ages based on ability. This group will compete Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Skaters will skate 4 mass start long track distances. Distances will include:
  • 500m  100m  300m  1-3 Lap Race

Skaters will be ranked, placed in divisions and seeded into the first distance based on a 200m short track time.
(Race distances subject to change if required)

 
Safety Equipment:

SSC Rules D3-200 (Olympic Style) (pg112-113) and D3-300/301 (Long Track Mass Start)
(pg113-114) as referenced in the SCC Red Book, will be strictly enforced.

http://www.speedskating.ca/events/ruleshttp://www.speedskating.ca/resources/safety/protective-equipment/long-track-protective-equipment
*All Safety equipment to be worn during warm up. CSSA recommends the use of helmets for all on ice activities.

AASSA safety rules regarding helmet use are being implemented.
http://www.albertaspeedskating.ca/images/officials/AASSA_helmet_policy_Dec_10_14.pdf

 
On-Site Food: Food and drink will be provided for officials, volunteers, and coaches. The Food Court at the University will be available for everyone else.
 
Officials and Volunteers: Officials and volunteers are always welcome and encouraged to participate. Note that each CSSA family MUST participate in each of the 2 meets (ABLT & RUFast).
Sign up is on the CSSA Website www.calgaryspeedskating.ca , click on the VOLUNTEER tab
 
Oval Skate Shop: Due to the high volume of competitors, the Oval Skate Shop cannot guarantee skates dropped off on Friday, January 11th or Saturday, January 12th for sharpening will be ready for the next day.
 
Registration: Registration URL: http://www.calgaryspeedskating.ca/perform/meets/
 
Questions? CSSA at 403-220-4417 or email: This 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.
 
Accommodations:  

Travelodge Calgary University
Address: 2227 Banff Trail NW, Calgary
Website: www.reservationcounter.com
Phone: 403-289-6600 or 1-888-276-8666

Best Western Village Park Inn
Address: 1804 Crowchild Tr. NW, Calgary
Website: http://www.villageparkinn.com
Phone: 403-289-0241 or 1-888-774-7716

Hotel Alma
Address: 169 University Gate NW, Calgary
Website: www.hotelalma.ca/home
Phone: 403-220-3203 or 1-877-498-3203