Results for the RU Fast meet North Ice (T2T and Up) can be found here.
Results for the RU Fast meet South Ice (L2T and Under) can be found here.
We would like to thank our Speed Skating community who by pulling together helped this event come alive and provide a great end of the season 13-14 event for many skaters who are already looking forward to next season.
On behalf of CSSA I would like to congratulate all 257 Skaters (ages 5 to 75), from 19 different clubs, that participated at the RU Fast meet this past weekend Feb. 28th to March 2nd. 51 medals were earned and we witnessed many PBs during these two and a half days of excitement on two ice surfaces where skaters had a great opportunity to showcase all the skill acquired during the season and the improvements in racing strategies. We should all be proud of this generation of speed skaters that are working their way up the pyramid on this part of the country. CONGRATULATIONS!
To the Coaches, thank you for believing in your skaters and being attentive and inspiring. Your dedication to your skaters keeps them engaged to their sport as no one else can. You are such an important part in their love for the sport. Keep up the great job that you are doing.
To the Officials, thank you for your time and involvement in the sport of Speed Skating, for the fairness of your calls and for keeping it safe for all the participants. Thank you for mentoring the next generation of Officials that will ensure the continuity of our beautiful sport.
To the CSSA and out of town Volunteers (162) and Parents, a heartfelt thank you for your time and your support, for lending us some competition items (Banff/Canmore), for getting involved and desire to learn about the sport, for your kindness and your smiles , you were the engine that made this a wonderful event. Skaters and the whole speed skating community is very grateful for your involvement! THANK YOU, you have touched many lives!!!!
To the Olympic Oval Staff, thank you very much for getting involved with the planning and organization of the set up and technical support, your help, advice and presence during the event were key factors in the flow and success on the two ice surfaces. For keeping safe and longer than expected the borrowed mats. You are the Best!!!
To AASSA and Speed Skating Canada thank you for the sanctions, for your efforts in promoting the Sport of Speed Skating in Alberta and for your constant presence and support at all levels to continue developing our next generation of successful skaters, coaches, officials and volunteers. Together we are making dreams come true!
To Vincent De Haïtre, Denny Morrison, Anastasia Bucsis, Gilmore Junio and Lucas Makowsky, members of the Canadian Long Track Olympic Team, thank you for taking time of your very busy schedules to sign autographs, take pictures and present the medals with such big smiles and encouraging words. It was a pleasure to have you join us at this event where we are forging the next generation of world class speed skaters that look up to you as their inspiration, you are great sport role models for perseverance and team spirit. THANK YOU!!!!
To CSSA’s Competition Organizing Committee, Belinda, Curtis, Bill, Martin, Angela, Lily, Nicole, Bonnie, Lori, Derek, Andres and Cecilia for all your time and efforts in organizing this event. We are very grateful for your hard work preparing and during this event!!! Special thanks to Lee D. for all your help with the returning of the mats.
THANK YOU TO ALL and hope to see you next season!!!
for the CSSA Board of Directors