Calgary Speed Skating Association

Try Speed Skating in Mar. 2015


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!!!




… 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 register early as programs fill up fast!

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 Long Track #1: Mar 11th, 2015  
  • Kids Long Track#2: Mar 18th, 2015 

Teens and Adults Group (14 and older):

  • Teens/Adults Long Track: Mar 10th, 2015 
  • Teens/Adults Long Track: Mar 16th, 2015 

Fees are $50.00 and includes 2 long track sessions, the 2 day Oval ice pass, coaching, skate rental (if size available).



On behalf of the CSSA Board of Directors I would like to say thank you to all
those that in one way or another were part of the ABLT Championship.

Only with the involvement of many parties, competitions as big and welcoming
as the Alberta Indoor Long Track Championship can be so successful.

We would like to Congratulate all the Skaters that attended this weekend’s
Championship coming from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario, Australia, Romania, you gave your best during the 3 days and lots of PB’s
were made. Great skating, we hope you enjoyed this experience.

Thank you to the Coaches, your hard work with the skaters and love for the sport
showed results this weekend, we are happy to have you as part of our clubs! You
are making dreams come true!

Thank you to the CSSA Competition Organizing Committee, Belinda Walta (Meet
Coordinator) Mark Roop, Bill Pollock, Lily Richards, Julie Trang, Nicole Halik, Marsha
Fehr and Andres Pacanins, you put together an amazing event!!!

Thank you to the Meet Recorders, Gayle Motycka and Nicole Cooney, who worked
so hard to have everything ready on time even with the technology difficulties that
they were faced with, incredible job!!!!

Thank you to the Olympic Oval and UofC staff that helped us with bookings, signage,
set-up, jumbotron, pairings for Olympic style, ice resurfacing and marking. They helped
with any need promptly and with a smile. We are lucky to call the Oval our home.

Thank you to Yves Hamelin (Olympic Oval Director), Marcel Lacroix (Oval Program
Director) and Blair Carbert (AASSA’s Volunteer President) who took time off of their
weekend and families to attend the ABLT medal ceremonies.

Thank you to all the amazing Volunteers and Officials, from Calgary and other Clubs,
that made possible the running of the ABLT Championship. We hope that you had a
great time, met new families and learned something new about the sport. Thank you
for your time and desire to help to make this event possible, all skaters appreciate your
involvement!!! Special thanks to the Assistant on the ice who held the hand of the tiny
skater that was afraid of the gun, people like you make a difference in our sport!!!

Thank you to Stephen Maunder for taking photos and making the album accessible to all
and only asks to be credited for any photo used.

Please see attachment for the weekend’s results please click here and please go to the Oval website for
the Olympic Style results:

Please pass this message to all those involved.

Cecilia Pacanins
CSSA President

Level 1 Officials Clinic in Calgary

CSSA is pleased to announce that a Level 1 Officials Clinic will be offered in Calgary.

This course provides an introduction to the duties of all the volunteers at speed skating meets.

We encourage all parents to consider attending.  No experience needed.


Date:   Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time:   9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:   Olympic Oval; Room KNB 87-88 Basement

Facilitator: Dayna Henkelman, Level 3 Meet Coordinator

Registration:   Advance registration is required.  To reserve a spot please send CSSA an email at calspeed@ucalgary.ca

Cost: Free for CSSA members. $10 for non CSSA members.

Please click here for more details.


Bill Pollock
CSSA VC of Officials


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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