CSSA

Calgary Speed Skating Association

CSSA Members receive AASSA Awards for season 14-15

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

CSSA 2015 SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Meet us at Edworthy Park (south parking lot) at 6:30pm on Monday, May 4 with Brock (guest coach for the evening) or Wednesday, May 6 with Kerry (awesome!). They will be leading a FREE dryland session each day. Plan to stay until 7:30pm.

 

Make sure you register for the spring dryland session (and our other programs and sessions) as spots fill up FAST ! Spring Programs start May 11.

 

Welcome to Summer Program Registration! 

  
“I am so excited to have our new coaches Justin Warsylewicz, Olympic silver medalist, two time Olympian and Junior World Champion, Kerry Dankers, a 2006 Olympian who competed for many years internationally on our women’s team, and guest coach Brock Miron (May 4th), a 2006 Olympian representing Canada at the Torino Winter Games in Long Track Speed Skating, bring the Olympic level of training, preparation, and technical expertise to our summer program.

 
Our Dryland program is ready to bring our athletes to the next levels!!”

Jeremy Kozuback
CSSA President

 

Registration Opens May 4!

For more information about our programs and prices please click here.

CSSA New Board of Directors

CSSA new Board of Directors for Season 2015-2016

 

Executive:

President: Jeremy Kozubak

Vice-President: David Jones

Registrar: Randi Ulevog-Jones

Treasurer: Tanveer Virani

Past President: Cecilia Pacanins

 

Vice-Chairs:

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Try Speed Skating in Aug. 2015

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 calspeed@ucalgary.ca


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!!!

 

 

Gilmore Junio’s Team Spirit!!!

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!!!

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