The AASSA Officials Development Committee (ODC) oversees Speed Skating Canada’s (SSC) Officials Certification Program in the province of Alberta.

The goals and activities of the Officials Development Committee include:

  • To provide Provincial Officials certification program
  • To ensure the availability of qualified Officials through education and accreditation
  • To appoint qualified Officials to designated provincial competitions
  • To support identified and qualified Officials to competitions and clinics outside of the province
  • To provide Officials clinics within the province as required
  • To appoint and support qualified course conductors to clinics as required
  • Ensure a safe environment
  • Assist in the development of Officials from the club level to the provincial and national levels.
  • Certify Level 2 Officials
  • Recommend Officials for Level 3 certification

The ODC consists of the VP Officials plus one appointed representative from every club that wants to have a member on the Committee. The club representatives are the liaison between the clubs and the ODC and are responsible for communicating between the clubs and the ODC.

The ODC meets every month to establish policies, discuss programs and evaluate performance of Officials. The ODC reports to the AASSA Executive and Board.

2021-2022 SSA ODC

Andrew Cross(Chair), VP Officials Development


Banff Canmore Speed Skating Club - Tara Ash -

Calgary Speed Skating Association - Paul Chateau -

Edmonton Speed Skating Association - Diane Carlsson -

Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club - Rhona Hathaway -

Ichiban Speed Skating Club - Wesley Lo -

Lethbridge Speed Skating Club - Hans Wesseling -

Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club - Bill Stephens -

Medicine Hat Kinsmen Speed Skating Club - Emma Piayda -

Peace River Northern Lites Speed Skating Club - Erin Cook -

Calgary Olympic Oval - Wesley Lo -

Grande Prairie Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club - Chris Stone -

Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club - Alison Wigelsworth -

Rocky Mountain House Speed Skating Club - Fiona Barnett -

ISU Level Officials - Sharon Zorman -