Canadian Long Track Junior World Championships Team:
Congratulations to the CSSA athletes who qualified for the team and will be heading to Dresden Germany on January 27-29th, 2023. CSSA is very proud of your accomplishments.
Women: Maya Lueders
Men: Yankun Zhao, Jalen Doan, Daniel Hall
Junior World & Canada Winter Games Team Send-Off:
We will be doing a team send-off on Tuesday January 24 at 6:00 – 6:15 PM at the Oval, in the inner field by the stairs. Come & cheer these athletes, take some photos and skate a lap with some of the best Juniors in Canada.
Coaching Assignments for Canada Winter Games:
Congratulations to CSSA coach, Ryan Hickman, for being named Team Manager of the Canada Winter Games Short Track team.
Congratulations to Chloe Cameron – Junior British Champion:
Chloe is a British athlete who trains with the A Group. She recently won the Junior British Short Track Championships.
Congratulations to Laura Hall (Group B Coach & National Team Athlete):
Laura set a new track record winning first place in the 3000m at the World University Games in Lake Placid in January 2023.
Individual & Group Photos will be on Tuesday January 24:
Note that groups D & E will have small changes to their long-track schedule to accommodate.
|Group||On-ice||# of skaters||Photo time|
|Youth D||5:50 – 6:50 LT||18||5:15 – 6:00|
|Youth E||5:50 – 6:50 LT||14||5:15 – 6:00|
|Youth C||6:30 – 7:30 ST||21||5:15 – 6:00|
|CWG & Junior World Team Send-Off||6:00 – 6:15|
|Overflow for Youth D, E & C||6:15 – 6:30|
|Group B||7:45 – 9:00 ST||27||6:30 – 7:00|
|Youth F||6:00 – 7:00 ST/LT||23||7:00 – 7:30|
|Group A||6:30 – 8:00 LT||28||8:00 – 8:20|
UR Store – CSSA Gear now available:
Looking for jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, headwear, etc.?
The new CSSA branded items are now available for purchase on: https://urstore.ca/calgary-speed-skating-association_527601
Order and pay by credit card and your items will be delivered directly to your home.
A huge thank you to the Casino Superheroes:
The following members dropped everything at the last minute to work at a casino on January 13th and 14th. CSSA is hoping to get $30-$35k from these efforts when casino moneys are disbursed for the quarter in June 2023. Thank you to: Greg Wilson, Marcia Gilbert, Qiaowang Li, Christopher Brovald, Linda Sanche, Brody Loster, Erin Thomson, Marie Dvorakova, Krista Phillips, Michael Sy, Debashis Maji, Greg Neil, Gavin Zheng, Yan Song, Patrick Seltsam, Salma Jaffer, Gray Jordan, Arundel Spence, Gina Bewski, and Leanne Bettesworth.
Congratulations to our CSSA winners:
Alberta Long Track on January 7-8, 2023
Female: Lauren Pollock, 1st
Male: Ian Dwyer, 3rd
Female 14: Julianne Lazzari, 1st; Maggie Breedlove, 2nd; Zimu Wang, 3rd
Female 15+: Tatiana de Vlieg, 1st
Male 14: Marek Chomin, 1st; Erik Angelozzi, 3rd
Female 13: Maxine Volstad, 1st; Osa Chomiak, 2nd
Female 12: Jasmine Lazzari, 3rd
Female 11: Felicia Robert, 3rd
Male 12: Henry Zhang, 1st
Male 11: Jiaqi (Rikki) Lin, 1st
Division 1 Male: Joshua Yung, 1st; Nicholas Wang, 2nd
Division 2 Female: Grace McGee, 1st; Grace Schmidt, 2nd; Alexa Jessee, 3rd
Division 2 Male: Lucas Kroczak, 2nd; James Moran, 3rd
Division 3 Female: Ali Gilbert, 2nd; Saoirse McAdam, 3rd
Division 4 Female: Cate Jackson, 2nd
Division 5 Male: Zack Rasmussen, 1st; Skylar Li, 3rd
Wotherspoon Open Outdoor Long Track – Jan. 14-15, 2023
A shout-out to the Hicks family for hosting a tailgate BBQ with delicious burgers!
Female: Julianne Lazzari, 2nd
Male 15+: Justin Aasen-Courtemanche, 3rd
Male 14: Marek Chomin, 1st; Nash Loster, 2nd
13 yrs: Maxine Volstad, 1st; Osa Chomiak, 2nd
11 yrs: Felicia Robert: 1st
13 yrs: Madden Thomson, 3rd
12 yrs: Henry Zhang, 2nd; Connor Craig, 3rd
11 yrs: Jiaqi (Rikki) Lin, 1st
Jan. 28: Rocky Mountain House Competition – Lime Series #4
Feb. 4-5: Canadian Youth Long Track Championships (CYLT) – Fort St-John, BC
Feb. 25-26: CSSA Competition RU Fast – Oval, Calgary
Mar. 4-5: Edmonton Competition – Lime Series #5 & CYST Qualifier/Season Finale
Mar. 25-26: Canadian Youth Short Track Championships (CYST) – Saskatoon, SK