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2019-2020

Job Opportunity: AASSA Technical Director

The Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) is seeking the services of a full-time Technical Director for a one-year term (with possibility of renewal).

This position will report to the President of AASSA. The selected candidate will take a lead role in the implementation of the Speed Skating Canada (SSC) Long-Term Participant and Athlete Development (LTPAD) Model to support every long track and short track skater in pursuing their goals - from grassroots to high performance, and in providing developmental and educational programs for coaches and skaters within the province.

Along with leading the Provincial Team program, the Technical Director will participate (in conjunction with SSC’s Manager for Sport Development) in the development process for coaches and course facilitators for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The candidate will work closely with AASSA’s President and the Vice-President of Skater Development to promote and implement AASSA’s key initiatives.

Preferred Start Date: April 5, 2021

Click here to see full details of the position.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references by February 28, 2021 at MT 17:00 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Antonio Faiola at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information about the role, including hours of work, salary and benefits, and reporting structure.

SSC Town Hall #4 - Reactivation

The SSC Town Hall #4 - Reactivation will take place on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00PM MT / 8:00PM ET.

The Town Hall will be conducted in English, however questions in French are welcome.

Please use the weblink below to register for the event through Zoom.

What: Town Hall #4 - Reactivation

When: February 16, 2021 08:00 PM ET

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For any questions about the event, do not hesitate to contact 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.

The Long Track Referees Clinic - Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 01:00 PM ET

The Long Track Referees Clinic will take place on Saturday, February 20 beginning at 1:00PM EST. The session is intended for anyone who is an active level 3+ referee. Please see the Zoom link below to register for the event.

When: Feb 20, 2021 01:00 PM ET

Register in advance for this session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from SSC

SSC LT Referees Sessions (February - April 2021)

In the upcoming weeks, SSC will be running three joint performance-based sessions for Long Track Referees. The sessions will consist of outlining the framework of the sessions, a progress report, and a team leaders meeting. Our target is to have the first session mid-February and each consecutive session two to three weeks following the prior session. We are aiming to be finished by early April.

These sessions will focus on participation as a referee while creating development opportunities to further your skills and understanding. The session is intended for anyone who is an active level 3+ referee.

Please complete the Doodle Poll using the link below to submit your availability for the first session by February 5. Note: this is not your registration for the session, a registration link and further information will follow after the Doodle Poll closes.

https://doodle.com/poll/at3k42m9ui2iqgyk?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Should you have any further questions at this time, do not hesitate to contact  SSC @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or AASSA @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SSC- Short Track Starter's Clinic - Jan 23, 2021

Hi Members,

Please share the message below with your regional level 1 and 2 starters.

(Speed Skating Canada will contact level 3 and above starters to inform them of this clinic.)

You are invited to attend the Short Track Starter’s Clinic on January 23, 2021. The clinic will begin at 1:00PM ET and led by Roger Cole and Yves Michaud.

Please see the registration link below if you are available to attend:

When: Jan 23, 2021 01:00 PM ET

Duration: 2 hours

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For any questions, you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Virtual seminar for level 3 and higher, Long Track Referees

Hello Provincial and Territorial Leaders,

SSC has kindly received an extended invite from US Speedskating to register for their virtual seminar for level 3 and higher, Long Track Referees. Please share this message with your local officials who are level 3 or higher.

The seminar will be hosted by two ISU Referees, Susan Sandvig-Shobe and Manitoba’s very own Trevis Boyd. It will be a two part, English only seminar and is complimentary.

The sessions will take place on the following dates:

December 9, 6:00PM MT - Register here

December 16, 6:00PM MT - Register here

If you are interested in participating please register with the links above!