Last weekend AASSA presented their End of the Season 14-15 Awards in Canmore.
In the Nominated Awards category CSSA accepted 2 awards.
These Awards recognized outstanding accomplishments by Albertans at the Provincial, National or International levels.
Werner Meyer recipient of the:
Mike Heitman Memorial Award.
This award is 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, has demonstrated long term commitment and is/was involved in AASSA activities.
Sam Pollock recipient of the:
Bruce Jones Memorial Award.
This award is presented to a short track skater who best exemplifies;
scholastic achievement perseverance sportsmanship
athletic achievement positive attitude positive self-image
dedication enthusiasm positive role model
Bruce Jones was an accomplished skater and excellent student when he passed away during a training ride. The award was established to help skaters who are involved in post-secondary education.
In the Result Based Awards, CSSA accepted 2 other awards.
These awards are determined based on the results as tabulated by the using the AASSA/SSC National Rankings lists, ISU results and other relevant meet protocols.
Gilmore Junio recipient of the:
2015 Alberta Skater of the Year Award – Male Senior Long Track
Alex Ruel-Garvey recipient of the:
2015 Alberta Skater of the Year Award – Male Junior Long Track
We are very proud of your accomplishments!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!! GO CSSA GO!!!
CSSA new Board of Directors for Season 2015-2016
President: Jeremy Kozubak
Vice-President: David Jones
Registrar: Randi Ulevog-Jones
Treasurer: Tanveer Virani
Past President: Cecilia Pacanins
VC of Officials: Glen Dunbar
VC of Competitions: Belinda Walta
VC of Development: Samantha Read
VC of Skaters: Crystal Fenton
VC of Volunteers: Marsha Fehr
VC of Equipment: Marike van Tienen
Join us in wishing them a very successful season!
SPEED SKATE …FEEL GREAT!
Speed Skating is a great Sport for people of all ages and abilities.
KIDS, YOUTH and ADULTS can try speed skating at our ABS program!!!
THE ABSOLUTE SPEED PROGRAM (ABS)…
… is an opportunity that the Calgary Speed Skating Association (CSSA) offers to those who would like to experience the sport of Speed Skating at the Olympic Oval before committing to the full season.
Please reserve your spot early as programs fill up fast!
Registrations will open in mid summer 2015.
To be added on the e-mailing list to receive more information please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder: These sessions are for anyone that can skate. We do not teach you how to skate…we teach you how to speed skate. You don’t need to be an ace on skates but we need you to be able to glide forward comfortably on your own without any help of an object or a person.
Kids Group (13 and under):
- Kids Short Track and Long Track: Dates TBA
Teens and Adults Group (14 and older):
- Teens/Adults Short Track and Long Track: Dates TBA
Fees are $50.00 and includes 2 sessions, the 2 day Oval ice pass, coaching, skate rental.
SPEED SKATE…..FEEL GREAT!!!
The Calgary Speed Skating Association would like to express how proud we are of our alumni Gilmore Junio, competing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He has done a remarkable act of real Team Spirit making this world a better place.
We have seen Gilmore grow in this sport, the endless hours of training, the sacrifices of juggling family, studies, social and the love for his sport, we saw him come back from injuries and change from short track to long track, we have followed him through his successes, we saw him give it all to make it to the Olympics and all this with a smile, always available to give back to the sport that he loves, and now he gave, he gave a dream to a Team mate, the dream of his life, and together they made history today.
Gilmore, you have given the world a lesson in humility, and a lesson of what real Team Spirit is all about! The CSSA is proud of you and wishes for you in your life the same kindness that you have shown others with that big heart and smile of yours.
To Denny Morrison, thank you for stepping up to the challenge and making Gilmore live his dream through your skating, CONGRATULATIONS on your Silver Olympic Medal, you were awesome!!!
The big family of CSSA!!!