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2019-2020

2020 AASSA AGM Notice and Documents

AGM Documents

AASSA 2019 AGM draft minutes for review and approval

AASSA 2020 AGM Board Report

AASSA 2019-2020 Financial Statement

AASSA Balance Sheet YE 2020

AASSA Profit and Loss YE 2020

Alberta Club Reports for 2019-2020

2019-2020 AASSA Membership Data

2019-2020 AASSA and SSC Membership Fees

SSC Membership Fees Increase Memo

SSC Interpodia Membership System Features and Pricing

 

Re: 2019 AGM Minutes, the 2019 AGM documents are available by clicking on this link.

 

AASSA AGM 2020  ZOOM MEETING
When: May 23, 2020 09:00 AM  to 12:00 PM Edmonton 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thank you and see you there! The agenda is noted below.

 

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AGM – Notice to Members

                                                                                                               Tuesday May 5, 2020

Dear Members and partners,

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) and its Board of Directors invites you to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). As previously communicated, this year’s AGM will be held virtually through the Zoom platform. Here are the details of the AGM:

Date: Saturday May 23, 2020

Time: 0900-1200 (noon)

If you’re not familiar with the Zoom platform, please visit https://zoom.us/. It’s free to sign up and resources are available to help you navigate through it.

A separate meeting request to Club partners will be sent closer to the AGM, with the Zoom meeting invitation and link.

 

2020 AGM Agenda

The agenda* for this year’s AGM is as following:

0900-0915 – Welcome & Introductions

  • Recognition of official club delegates
  • Introduction of special guests
  • Review and adjustment of agenda
  • Review of 2019 AASSA AGM minutes and approval

0915-1130 – Formal Business

  • President and board member reports
  • Review of financials
  • Summary of club reports
  • COVID-19 readiness
  • New Business
  • Other business
    • SSC’s membership system update
    • Oval update
    • Other updates
  • Elections of AASSA Executive

1130-1200 – Q&A/Roundtable

We ask that you log into the Zoom meeting no earlier than 0850.

*The agenda is subject to change

Alberta Club Reports

As part of AASSA’s annual report, we would love to include a segment to celebrate our speed skating clubs in Alberta. Consider this a review of your 2019-2020 season.

A survey link will be sent to you or you can click here to complete your report. We’ll be asking you to provide the following:

  • Three to five highlights of the 2019-20 season
  • Club accomplishments
  • List of events (on and off the ice) hosted by the club
  • List of initiatives implemented throughout the season
  • Board/Executive members of your club
  • Membership numbers
  • Number of coaches (and levels)
  • Number of officials (and levels)

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Please submit your club report by 17:00 on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Elections - AASSA Board of Directors

At each AGM of AASSA, Members shall elect officers and directors in accordance with Alberta Speed Skating’s Bylaws (click here), who when elected (or appointed under the Bylaws) shall as a group constitute the board.

All individuals elected to a position of officer or director shall each be in turn members of a club which is a Member. At the AGM, nominations for election to any officer or director position may be made prior to or at the meeting.

The board shall consist of a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 8 members. The following Board positions are open for nominations and to be voted upon by official Delegates at the AGM:

 

Positions for a two-year term (May 2020-May 2022)

  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Vice-President Club & Membership
  • Vice-President Skater Development
  • Vice-President Marketing (position vacant since 2017)
  • Director at Large

 

Board positions are for the remaining year of a two-year term (May 2020-May 2021)

  • Vice-President Officials Development

The following Board positions are continuing terms through 2020-21:

  • President – Antonio Faiola
  • Vice-President Communications – Kristine Smalcel Pederson

If you have any questions about any of the board positions, please reach out to any of the current member of the Board of Directors.

We look forward to meeting with you as part of our AGM. Thank you to our clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and community members for your continued support.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, please stay safe.

Antonio Faiola

President / Président

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

  

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Virtual Dryland Summer Programming with Alberta Speed Skating!

Spring and Summer Programming for All Ages!

Virtual Dryland Programming – for all ages

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of everyone in our speed skating community is important to us.

We are pleased to announce that we have developed virtual dryland programming that keeps our members active, provides them direct virtual access to a coach and connects skaters from all over our province. This program will run for 12 weeks beginning the week of April 27, 2020.

Program Details & Fees

The Zoom platform will be used by our lead coach Tonny de Jong, Olympian and two-time European Allround Champion. Participants will receive a weekly program (sent by end of day Sunday). A weekly virtual session will be hosted by our lead coach. Throughout the 12-weeks, you should expect guest appearances by Alberta-based coaches and National team members. Provincial team members will also contribute along the way -  be sure not to miss a session!

The weekly programs will be tailored to the participants’ abilities and experience with dryland training. Teamsnap will be used as a communication tool between our lead coach and participants.

  • Fees for T2T/Jr skaters:
    • $120.00 per person for 12 weeks (36 sessions)
    • Zoom sessions will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17:00-18:00
  • Fees for L2T skaters:
    • $50.00 per person for 12 weeks (12 sessions)
    • Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 16:00-17:00

To Register: Click Here

For every registration, Alberta Speed Skating will donate $20 (T2T/Jr program) or $10 (L2T program) towards the Conquer COVID-19 organization (www.conquercovid19.ca). This organization is comprised of physicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other volunteers who are working together to ensure frontline workers responsible for the health and well-being of Canadians have access to masks, gloves, and other supplies that are essential in treating patients and minimizing the spread of the virus.

We look forward to virtually connecting with many of you. If you have any questions about these programs, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Canmore Camp 2018 cycling in trees

Alberta Speed Skating Awards - Nominations and History

It is time to celebrate! We are currently accepting nominations for the three AASSA nominations-based awards, one for volunteerism and two athlete-based overall achievement awards (one for short track and one for long track). The descriptions are below, along with some of our past winners' names.

Nominations for the Kevin Sirois, Bruce Jones and Mike Heitman Memorial Awards will be accepted until May 15, 2020. Please send your nomination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the individual's details as well as why you believe that individual deserves the award. The results-based awards are currently being considered by the Alberta Speed Skating Skater Development Committee and the Board.

This photo below includes some of the members of our 2018-2019 Kevin Sirois and Bruce Jones Memorial Award-winning 2019 Canada Winter Games Long Track and Short Track Teams (Max Halyk, Kaleb Muller, Mathias Bathe, Paul Coderre, Joshua Hathaway, Cassidy Peterson and Anna Bourgeios)

some 2018 2019 award winners

Recent Award Winners

2018-2019 Season:

Kevin Sirois Memorial Award (for LT Athletes):

Team Alberta Long Track at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, including Kaleb Muller, Joshua Hathaway, Paul Coderre, Max Halyk, Brooklyn McDougall, Cassidy Peterson, Anna Bourgeois and Kayla McNeely (pictured below, left)

Bruce Jones Memorial Award (for ST Athletes):

Team Alberta Short Track at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, including Brendan Yamada, Matej Pederson, Neithan Thomas, Mathias Bathe, Benjamin Cote, Caitlin Pelkey, Hee Won Son, Cezara Bere,Victoria Goplen (pictured below, right) and Molly Young.
 

2018-2019 Long Track Results-Based Awards:

Open Male: Ted-Jan Bloemen
Open Female: Brooklyn McDougall
Junior Male: Connor Howe
Junior Female: Zuzana Nedeljakova

2018-2019 Short Track Results Based Awards:

Open Male: Matej Pederson
Open Female: Hee Won Son
Junior Male: Brendan Yamada
Junior Female: Cezara Bere

Further Information and History about the Awards

Nominated Athlete Awards:

1) the Kevin Sirois Memorial Award (for Long Track Athletes) and

2) the Bruce Jones Memorial Award (for Short Track Athletes)

The Kevin Sirois and the Bruce Jones Memorial Awards will be presented to one long track-focussed and one short track-focussed skater who best exemplifies:

Kayla McNeely co winner of the 2018 2019 Kevin Sirois Award                           Scholastic Achievement
Athletic Achievement
Dedication
Perseverance
Positive Attitude
Enthusiasm
Sportsmanship
Positive Self-image
Positive Role Model
                    Victoria Goplen w AASSA award 2018 2019cropped
         


Kevin Sirois Memorial Awards

2018-2019: Team Alberta Long Track at the 2019 Canada Winter Games 
2017-2018: Anna Bourgeois
2016-2017: Brooklyn McDougall
2015-2016: Connor Howe
2014-2015: Adeline Maunder

Bruce Jones Memorial Awards:

2018-2019: Team Alberta Short Track at the 2019 Canada Winter Games
2017-2018: Anneke Pederson
2016-2017: Keil Hillis
2015-2016: [not awarded]
2014-2015: Sam Pollock

3) Mike Heitman Memorial Award

This award will be presented to an AASSA volunteer who has been outstanding in his or her contributions towards the sport of speed skating in the province of Alberta, and has demonstrated long term commitment in their current or past AASSA activities.

2018-2019: Andrew Jenkins (shown right)


2017-2018: Michelle and Jules Chabot


2016-2017: Larry Howe


2015-2016: Shawna Pearman


2014-2015: Werner Meyer

Andrew Jenkins at Setters Place
   

Results-Based Athlete Awards

The following awards are results-based and no nomination form is required. Award recipients will be determined based on the results as tabulated by AASSA using national and international competition results and rankings (AASSA, SSC and ISU results and other relevant, official meet protocols).

     Alberta Skater of the Year Award – Long Track (4 in total)
     Male and Female Open (overall), Male and Female Junior

To be presented to Alberta’s most successful long track athletes, based on results achieved during the past season.

2018-2019:
Male Open: Ted-Jan Bloemen
Female Open: Brooklyn McDougall
Male Junior: Connor Howe
Female Junior: Zuzana Nedeljakova

     Alberta Skater of the Year Award – Short Track (4 in total)
     Male and Female Open (overall), Male and Female Junior

To be presented to Alberta’s most successful short track athletes, based on results achieved during the past season.

2018-2019:
Male Open: Matej Pederson
Female Open: Hee Won Son
Male Junior: Brendan Yamada
Female Junior: Cezara Bere

Note: The results-based athlete awards were categorized as "Junior" and "Senior" in the past. If a Junior athlete was awarded the Open (or Senior) results award, the next-ranked athlete in the category is/was awarded the Junior award.

Male Senior Long Track:
2017-2018: Ted-Jan Bloemen
2016-2017: Ted-Jan Bloemen
2015-2016: Ted-Jan Bloemen
2014-2015: Gilmore Junio

Female Senior Long Track:
2017-2018: Brianne Tutt
2016-2017: Kaylin Irvine
2015-2016: Kaylin Irvine
2014-2015: Jessica Gregg

Male Senior Short Track:
2017-2018: Keil Hillis
2016-2017: Keil Hillis
2015-2016: Sasha Fathoullin
2014-2015: Keil Hillis

Female Senior Short Track:
2017-2018: Marika Nadal
2016-2017: Marika Nadal
2015-2016: Marika Nadal
2014-2015: Marika Nadal

Male Junior Long Track:
2017-2018: Kaleb Muller
2016-2017: Connor Howe
2015-2016: Dylan White
2014-2015: Alex Ruel-Garvey

Female Junior Long Track:
2017-2018: Brooklyn McDougall
2016-2017: Brooklyn McDougall
2015-2016: Hee Won Son
2014-2015: Maddison Pearman

Male Junior Short Track:
2017-2018: Brendan Yamada
2016-2017: Brendan Yamada
2015-2016: Paul Coderre
2014-2015: Sasha Fathoullin

Female Junior Short Track:
2017-2018: Hee Won Son
2016-2017: Hee Won Son
2015-2016: Hee Won Son
2014-2015: Cassidy Peterson

Award Histories

Kevin Sirois Memorial Award (currently awarded to Alberta Long Track-focussed Athletes)

Kevin Sirois was on his way to becoming one of the few Canadians to compete in both winter (speed skating) and summer (cycling) Olympics in the same year. Kevin’s speed skating performance at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan found him placing 14th in the 10,000m and setting a Canadian record that would not be broken until 1982.

Upon returning to him home in Red Deer, Kevin started training for a spot on the Canadian Olympic cycling team for the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. However, on May 14, 1972, at the age of 23, Kevin was tragically killed in a cycling accident near Ponoka.

During his 17 years as a competitor, Kevin set over 20 Canadian speed skating records at both junior and senior levels, in races from 500 m to 5 miles. In 1971, Kevin competed in the Pan Am cycling competitions in Call, Columbia and toured Italy with the Canadian cycling team.

Kevin was the first recipient of the Canadian Amateur Speed Skating Association’s Skater of the Year Award in 1968, and was named Red Deer’s Athlete of the Year in both 1966 and 1971. Twenty-four days before his death, Kevin received the City of Edmonton Award for his outstanding contribution to both community and sport.

Kevin Sirois dedicated through training and professionalism has become a legacy for young Albertans. Following his death in 1972, two facilities were built in his name - The Kevin Sirois Fitness Testing and Training Centre in Red Deer and The Kevin Sirois Gymnasium at Red Deer College. The Annual Kevin Sirois Classic Provincial Cycling Race was first held in 1987 by the Alberta Cycling Association in Kevin’s honor.

On a final note, Kevin was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.

Bruce Jones Memorial Award (currently awarded to Alberta Short Track-focussed Athletes)

Bruce Jones was an accomplished skater and overall athlete and he was an excellent student when he passed away suddenly during a training ride. He left us too soon, and we honour his memory and his legacy of excellence through this award.

A promising talent in sprint, Bruce skated out of Edmonton and held a track record on the oval there (1000m). He studied law at the University of Alberta. On Sunday July 10th (the day of the Universiad cycling road race) Bruce went on a training ride with some of the Edmonton club skaters. The group showed up without Bruce who apparently had complained about a severe headache and had stopped at a farm for some water. His teammates retraced the route by car and found no signs of him. Later that day, Bruce's body was found on the side of the road. An autopsy later revealed that he had suffered a brain aneurism. Bruce skated with Willem Langenberg, Rob Grant and Arno Hoogveld amongst others, and is remembered with respect and fondness by all who knew him.

Bruce Douglas Andrew Jones, July 3rd, 1963 - July 10th, 1983

The memory of Bruce reminds us to live each day to the fullest, enjoying the moments and living with excellence - as Bruce did.

Mike Heitman Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions to Speed Skating in Alberta

Mike Heitman was a talented competitive speed skater from Red Deer in the 1970s. He had a short skating career and life, but he left strong, positive impressions with those who knew him. As is typical in our sport, he and his family were dedicated volunteers and we are pleased to honour other volunteers in Mike's name.

COVID-19 and End of Season Updates, v. 26 April 2020

COVID-19 Update #3

                                                                                                               Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dear members and partners,

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) and its Board of Directors continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of everyone in our speed skating community is important to us.

The Government of Alberta (GoA) continues to have restrictions on mass gatherings and non-essential services. We’re committed to keep you updated on how we do business during this pandemic. This is our third update in the last six weeks.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Thank you to those who provided their input on a preferred time for this year’s annual general meeting (AGM). I can confirm that the 2020 AGM will be held from 0900-1200 (noon) on Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 0900-1200 (noon). We will be using the Zoom platform to host this virtual meeting. A separate AGM package will be sent to you.

In the meantime, if you’re not familiar with the Zoom platform, please visit https://zoom.us/. It’s free to sign up and resources are available to help you navigate through it.

Virtual Dryland Programming

Last week, we announced the launch two virtual dryland programs that keeps our members active:

  • T2T/Junior skaters – 3x/week (36 sessions) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • L2T skaters - 1x/week (12 sessions) on Wednesday

These programs will be led by coach Tonny de Jong, Olympian and two-time European Allround Champion. During these 12 weeks, skaters will have direct virtual access to a coach and connects skaters from all over our province. Provincial and national team members will make guest appearances – be sure not to miss a session

To register, visit www.albertaspeedskating.ca. For each registration, Alberta Speed Skating will donate to the Conquer COVID-19 organization.  

Membership Fees: 2020-21 Season

Considering the current pandemic and financial strain placed on families within our speed skating community in Alberta, the Board of Directors has made the decision to freeze the 2020-21 membership fees at the same rate as the 2019-20 season.

Membership and Affiliation System (MAS)

Earlier this month, Speed Skating Canada (SSC) announced the results of the request for proposal (RFP) process to replace the current Membership and Affiliation System (MAS). SSC has entered a strategic partnership with Interpodia, a technology and online solutions provider that powers flexible, sport-specific platforms for sport organizations, clubs and events.    

Alberta Speed Skating was involved in this process as a member of the Advisory Group. We will continue to work closely with SSC as part of the Discovery and Testing Group, and have engaged members of the Calgary Grizzlies and Red Deer Central Lions speed skating clubs in this phase. We’re excited about the member servicing and growth opportunities that this new platform offers. We will assist Alberta clubs during the transition to this new MAS. For more information about Interpodia, please visit www.interpodia.com and watch this short introductory video about the company.

Thank you to our clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and community members for your continued support.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, please stay safe.

Antonio Faiola

President / Président

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

  

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 we are all in this together chalk

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Update: Wednesday April 1, 2020

Dear members and partners,

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) and its Board of Directors continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of everyone in our speed skating community is important to us.

Since our last update, the Government of Alberta (GoA) has implemented further restrictions on mass gatherings and businesses. These restrictions will have an impact on the following AASSA sanctioned events:

  • Casino Fundraiser (April 8-9, 2020)
  • Annual General Meeting (May 22-23, 2020)
  • Canmore Camp (July 12-18, 2020)

Casino Fundraiser

On March 17th, The Government of Alberta declared a public health emergency and effective on that date, all casinos closed until further notice. As a result, the annual casino fundraiser scheduled for April 8-9 has been cancelled. We hope to receive information regarding rescheduling opportunity (if possible) of our fundraiser once casinos resume operation.

Unfortunately, we estimate that this will impact AASSA’s annual operating budget for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 fiscal year by $30,000/year.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2020 AGM was set to be held in Calgary on Saturday, May 23, 2020. This was to include a social event on the evening of Friday, May 22 and a meeting of the new AASSA Board on the morning of May 24.

We will maintain the date of May 23 for this year’s AGM however this will be an electronic meeting. Many not-for-profit organizations are going down this avenue for safety purposes. We are currently sourcing out a platform to host this electronic meeting - please stay tuned for further information.

In the meantime, we need input on a preferred time for the May 23rd electronic AGM:

  • Option 1: 0900-12noon; or
  • Option 2: 1300-16000

Please submit your preference directly to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by MT 23:59 Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Should AASSA be unable to source out a reasonably-priced platform to host an electronic AGM, we will communicate with you accordingly.

 

Canmore Camp

As of March 25th, the Government of Alberta has implemented a public health order that restricts mass gatherings to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19 (https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings-and-businesses.aspx). These restrictions do not permit gatherings with more than 15 people, including conferences, workshops, social gatherings outdoors, etc. As a result, the Canmore Camp is on hold until this restriction is lifted by the Government of Alberta. We will not be taking registrations at this time, and we will provide an update at the end of April.

Next Steps

The Board took the opportunity to meet in person at the end of February to complete a high-level review of our strategic plan as the current four-year plan runs until May 2020. While we had productive discussions, and a presentation will be made for attendees at the electronic AGM given the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to our clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and community members for your continued support.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Antonio Faiola

President / Président

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

  

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Click for a PDF version of the AASSA President's April 1st 2020 Update

 

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March 24, 2020

  • All end of season competitions have been cancelled including the WEM Fun Meet, the ST Youth - Canada West Championship (CanWest) and the ST and LT Canada Cups (Junior and Senior Finals)
  • The April 2020 Level 3 Referee Clinic in Calgary has been cancelled.
  • The Alberta Speed Skating Casino Fundraiser scheduled for April 8-9 is to be confirmed; the Alberta Government has closed provincial casinos, but we have not officially heard that out fundraiser date is also cancelled.
  • All Alberta Clubs have concluded the 2019-2020 season and are finishing year-end tasks, such as final membership updates, planning for equipment returns and inventory, as well as making tentative spring, summer and fall training and celebration plans.

Alberta Speed Skating is finishing off the 2019-2020 membership list and fees submissions for SSC. We are also doing post-season analysis and making tentative plans for spring, summer and fall programming, pending provincial and national recommendations. We continue to work on routine administration business remotely; if you have any questions or comments, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are primarily guided by the direction of the Alberta Government in our local and provincial efforts. This web site also has links to various physical and mental health resources.

Click here to be redirected to the Government of Alberta's COVID-19 information

SSC has created a COVID-19 web page for national speed skating updates which are pertinent to Alberta Athletes, Coaches, Clubs and other stakeholders:

Click here to be redirected to SSC's COVID-19 web page

 

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March 13, 2020

Please find below a statement from our President, Antonio Faiola about the COVID-19 situation and our 2019-2020 season ending. If you have any questions, please direct them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Click here for a PDF of the letter.

 

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                                                                                                      Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear members and partners,

 

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) and its board of directors take the health and safety of everyone in our community very seriously. As such, we have reviewed the public health restrictions on mass gatherings as outlined by the Government of Alberta.  

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has implemented restrictions on events, including that the following should be cancelled:

  • Events with more than 50 attendees that involves international participants, critical infrastructure staff, seniors, or other high-risk populations
  • Large events with more than 250 attendees, including sporting events, conferences and community events. Please not that this does not include: places of worship, grocery stores, airports or shopping centres

Events that do not meet the above criteria can proceed, but risk mitigation measures must be in place, such as providing sanitizer stations and distancing between attendees. The board of directors of AASSA asks that you abide by these government restrictions. I have attached a copy of a poster made available by the Government of Alberta for your use locally.

Although the 2019-2020 season is near its end, many of you continue to have scheduled training sessions and/or local events. We ask that you take into consideration the restrictions and mitigation measures outlined by the Government of Alberta and those outlined by your municipal government, community agencies and facilities management teams.

Speed Skating Canada has communicated several cancelled events. Further to this, the following AASSA-sanctioned events have been cancelled:

  • 18th Annual West Edmonton Mall Fun Meet (March 21, 2020)
  • AASSA Level 3 Referee Clinic (April 3-5, 2020)

Please note that the clinic is cancelled due to facilitator availability and recommendations by the Government of Alberta for those returning from travel outside of Canada after March 12 to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Further information will be provided by the VP – Officials.

We will continue to monitor the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 coronavirus for Albertans and will respond accordingly. This information is available at: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Thank you to our clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and community members for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Antonio Faiola

President / Président

Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

  

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Cancelled: AASSA Level 3 Referee Clinic (April 3-5, 2020)

Update, 13 March 2020: The AASSA Level 3 Referee Clinic has been cancelled. 

Please note that the clinic is cancelled due to facilitator availability and recommendations by the Government of Alberta for those returning from travel outside of Canada after March 12 to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Further information will be provided by the VP – Officials.

We will continue to monitor the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 coronavirus for Albertans and will respond accordingly. This information is available at: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Thank you for your understanding. 

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Alberta Speed Skating and the Calgary Olympic Oval will be hosting a Level 3 Referee Clinic with a dual focus of Short and Long Track. This Clinic will cover all the required material that will help you in your ongoing development as a national referee, whether in Short Track or Long Track. This course will meet the requirements for the Level 3B Referee upgrade with Speed Skating Canada and is open to all Certified Level 2 Referees only.

Dates: Friday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 5th

*Times:
April 3, Friday 6pm to 9pm
April 4, Saturday: 8am to 5pm
April 5, Sunday: 8am to 1pm

*Location: Calgary Olympic Oval Boardroom

*Clinic Cost: $150

*Clinic Instructors: Stuart Gibbs (Short Track) and Dave Thomson (Long Track)

*For more information: Rhona Hathaway: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lorelei St Rose: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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