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2018-2019

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

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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

 

Edmonton Winter Classic LT Meet, Dec. 15, and LT Camp, Dec. 16, 2018

Click here for: Edmonton Winter Classic 2018 Detailed Meet Results

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

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The Edmonton Speed Skating Association is looking forward to making some awesome racing ice and welcoming you to the Long Track Winter Classic on Saturday, December 15th!

Plan to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and fresh air of Victoria Park Oval in Edmonton's river valley for this great meet (with great indoor warm-up facilities at oval-side!).

Victoria Park Oval Address:  12130 River Valley Rd, Edmonton, AB

Date:  Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sanction: AASSA

Entry Fee: $40.00 for all skaters; each club is to submit one cheque payable to ESSA.

Entry Deadline:  Friday, December 7th, midnight.

Submit Club Summaries to Diane Anderson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Format:  All Divisions

Mixed age class and gender - Ability

Distances will be MASS START and Olympic Style     

All welcome to participate in our

1st annual Richard Roberts Memorial 5k (Saturday after the races)

Seed Times:  Short Track times and will only need to provide times if they have not raced this year.  We will use the AASSA database.                             

Registration:                7:30 am – 8:00 am at the Edmonton’s Victoria Park Oval

Coaches Meeting:        8:30 am Saturday Edmonton’s Victoria Park Oval

Warm – Ups:                8:00 – 8:30a.m. (Warm Up Track Only)

Races Start:                 9:00 am or earlier if numbers warrant – Final schedule will be sent to all registrars or coaches

Safety Equipment        SSC Rules D3-100 (Mass Start) will be enforced. 

On-Site Food               Food will be provided for all volunteers, coaches and officials.                                 

Questions?                  Contact Diane Anderson:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We always welcome out of town volunteers and officials, so if you are interested, please contact Diane.

 

Sunday, December 17th – Kick-Off to the Long Track Season Camp

Mike Marshall will again be providing a long track technical camp.

(video feedback)

Target group T2T and up.  Adult and focused L2Ts welcome!

Sunday 9 am to 3 pm (approx.)  lunch included.  $40 each skater

Coaches/Registrars:    To register for the LT camp, please indicate on the Club Summary

Cheque for camp is payable to ESSA (can be combined with meet entry fees)

FORMS:

ESSA Winter Classic Dec2018 Registration Information and Form

ESSA Winter Classic Dec2018 Club Summary

Victoria Park ice cleaner

 

 

Lloydminster Fire on Ice XV Short Track Meet December 1, 2018

Greetings from the Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club!

We are pleased to announce our upcoming AASSA sanctioned short track ability meet scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at the Servus Sports Centre, 5202 12th Street, Lloydminster, Alberta.

This will be an ability meet for all ages and we are also offering an active start division that runs just before our lunch break.

The Devin Racz Memorial Relay Race is also happening on December 1st, at the end of the day (please see attached information).

Register by e-mailing Club Summary Sheet to Bill Stephens at:

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  • by midnight, November 24th, 2018

** ENTRY  LIMITED  TO  FIRST  125 SKATERS **

Entry Fees are:

  • $35.00 per skater
  • $10 active start not skating in main competition(cradles)
  • Payment by club cheque only, payable to the Lloydminster Border Blades.

Schedule (*Subject to change):

  • Coaches’ meeting: 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, Room 2
  • Warm-ups: 7:30-8:10
  • Races start at: 8:30 a.m.
  • Active Start (Cradles) skaters will race between approximately 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Please complete the attached entry form and waiver for each of your skaters.

Recommended Hotel:  Best Western Plus (attached to Servus Sports Center), 780-875-8884

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact:

  • Bill Stephens: 780-808-0805
  • Charmaine Stephens: 780 872 3457

Fire on Ice XV Announcement and Registration

Fire On Ice XV Club Summary

Devin Racz Memorial Relay Race Information

Devin Racz Relay image

Peace Wapiti Interclub Meet November 24, 2018

Click here for the PWSSC ST Interclub Meet Results from Nov. 24, 2018

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The Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club is pleased to be hosting an Interclub Ability Meet on Saturday, November 24, 2018. This meet will be a venue test event for the Canada West T2T Short Track Championship so it will be a great opportunity for skaters to tune up as well!

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Place: Coca Cola Centre, 6 Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie

PWSSC Ability Meet 24Nov2018_Announcement

PWSSC Ability Meet 24Nov2018_Summary Registration

PWSSC Ability Meet 24Nov2018_Meet Registration Form

Meet Details:

Arena Phone Number: 780-513-5252

Sanctions: AASSA and SSC (applied)

Format:

  • Modified ability on 111m and 100m track.
  • Distance and Skill races.

Schedule:

  • 8:15 am Registration
  • 8:30 am Warmups
  • 8:50 am Coaches’ Meeting
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Racing

Accommodation (Book Early as Hotels here do book up):

  • Four Points by Sheraton (Across the road from the arena)
  • 6702 106 St. Grande Prairie, T8W OK8
  • 1-587-771-1300

Meet Deadlines:

1. Friday, November 16, 2018, at 10 pm.
Please email the Club Summary Sheet to ShariRowney: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Please ensure an SSC # and DOB for all skaters. No late entries will be accepted.

2. Monday, November 19, 2018.
Our Chief Recorder, Shari Rowney, will send out a preliminary list of skaters and divisions to each club.

  • Please check this list very carefully to ensure that there are no errors or omissions.
  • Please have coaches review the division placements for your skaters.
  • If corrections are necessary, please send these changes to Shari at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Wednesday, November 21st.

3. A final skater/division list will be distributed on Friday, November 23rd. 

At this point, only scratches will be accepted. Absolutely no additions or division changes will be made!

Entry Fees:

  • $35/Skater
  • $10/Cradles(Active Start)
  • Please make cheques payable to Peace Wapiti Speed SkatingClub.
  • One cheque per club, please.

Registration will be in the arena lobby before racing begins.

If there are enough Active Start skaters registered, they will have their own division and will skate as close to noon as possible, however, there is no guarantee on race times or quantity as it is the decision of the Chief Referee.

On-Site Food:
There will be food/drinks provided for officials, volunteers, and coaches.

The arena also features a concession and is adjacent to The Eastlink Centre which has food services.

PLEASE BE ADVISED – IT IS THE POLICY OF ALL GRANDE PRAIRIE ARENAS TO ALLOW NO FOOD INTO THE FACILITY.