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Upcoming Key dates:

  • June 30: Notification to athletes for 2023-24 group recommendations from coaching staff.

  • July 1 – August 15: Registration for Fall programs (detailed info to be sent separately):!/events/calgary-speed-skating-association-20232024

  • Friday August 25: Last day of Spring/Summer program

  • Tuesday August 29: Skate rental/parking pass pick-up for Fall program:!/events/parking-passes-skate-rental-other-2023-24

  • Tuesday September 5: Start of all Fall programs at the Oval

  • Tuesday September 12: Start of the Seton YMCA program (delayed due to rink maintenance)

Grants Awarded:

CSSA has been very fortunate to receive two new grants lately thanks to the dedicated work of some Board members. As a result, we have been able to purchase almost 100 new pairs of skates. This will be a welcome refresh of our skate fleet. We hope to receive most of the new skates in August (prior to the skate rental pick-up). In addition, we received support for our Head Coach, Marika Nadal who just completed some leadership education; the Dale Carnegie Course – Effective Communications and Human Relations. She is looking forward to implementing the new skills she acquired in her Head Coach role.

Try Speed Skating for 2023-24:

Last year, we hosted over 200 skaters in our Try Speed Skating sessions and these accounted for 40 new members of CSSA. These sessions have proven to be our most successful recruiting tool. As a result, we will be hosting monthly sessions starting this summer. The 1st two sessions will be happening on Saturday July 15 and Saturday August 26.

If you have friends or family interested in trying speed skating, everyone is welcome to register. Please use the link below:!/events/try-speed-skating-2023-24

Skating Camps with Active Living:

Continuing on the success of our Try Speed Skating sessions, we have teamed up with the University of Calgary camps offered through Active Living. On Friday mornings (July 14, 21, 28 & August 4), we will be hosting a Try Speed Skating session during the Active Living Summer Skate Camps. It will be a great progression for the campers from their full week of skating. 

Race Calendar and Ice Schedule for 23-24 Season:

Preliminary race calendar for the upcoming season is attached as well as the on-ice schedule (similar to last year):

Spring/Summer Program:

We have over 50 athletes registered part-time or full-time with our Spring/Summer program – a record! It is still not too late to register for July and August:!/events/cssa-2023-spring-summer-programs       

CSSA is looking for a part-time office manager:

Isabella who has been with us for over 3 years will be leaving us to focus on her medical career. We wish her lots of success! Candidates must have some accounting and QuickBooks experience. Hours are flexible, mainly working remotely. If you are interested, please contact for the full job description.