The Calgary Speed Skating Association (CSSA) was established in 1975 and provides programs for recreational and competitive skating out of The Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta. The programs are structured with the framework established by Canada’s Long Term Participant and Athlete Development (LTPAD) model, promoting good sportsmanship and a harmonious team environment. The club has an annual membership of over 200 skaters ranging from the very young in Active Start (age 3) to Active 4 Life (seniors).
All skaters are coached by a team of paid coaches, many of whom have been certified by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and are current or former high performance skaters themselves. The skaters at the Olympic Oval get to take advantage of The Fastest Ice in the World™, occasioanlly training alongside Olympic champions and national team members from countries around the world.
Skaters regularly compete at local and inter-club meets as well as at the highest levels in provincial, national, and international competitions. Many former members of the club have moved on to Elite National Team Programs.
Calgary Speed Skating Association is organized under the Alberta Societies Act and is governed by a committed Board of Directors and paid professional management.