ODC Committee & Goals

The SSA 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.

2023-2024 SSA ODC

Andrew Cross(Chair), VP Officials Development

Email: officials@aassa.ca

Banff Canmore Speed Skating Club - Kim McLaughin - kimkmclaughlin@hotmail.com

Calgary Speed Skating Association - Marc McGee vc.officials@calgaryspeedskating.ca

Edmonton Speed Skating Association - Diane Carlsson/Jennifer Tejada - diane_carlsson@hotmail.com/jennifer.j.tejada@gmail.com

Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club - Brent Seefried- brentseefried@gmail.com

Ichiban Speed Skating Club/Calgary Olympic Oval- Wesley Lo - wkylo2006@yahoo.ca

Lethbridge Speed Skating Club - Greg Ogilviergogilvie@hotmail.com

Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club - Taylor Luchynski - t.luchynski@gmail.com

Medicine Hat Kinsmen Speed Skating Club - Emma Piayda - piayda@hotmail.com

Peace River Northern Lites Speed Skating Club - (vacant) - nlssc4pr@gmail.com

Calgary Olympic Oval - Wesley Lo - wkylo2006@yahoo.ca

Grande Prairie Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club Derek Boechlerderekjb@telus.net

Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club - Alison Wigelsworth/Stephanie Lo Tarbett - alison.jeppesen@gmail.com/slo95@hotmail.com

Rocky Mountain House Speed Skating Club - Fiona Barnett - stampinsummer@yahoo.ca