September Update from the Board

New Drop-Ins for Short-Track & Long Track: 

If you are looking to do a few drop-ins (adults, out-of-town athletes, etc.) this will be the process:

For ST: Register on IceReg and pay the drop-in fee of $30. As CSSA pays for ST ice on an hourly basis, there is no fee from the Oval. Just show them your receipt from IceReg, then inform them you are a ST drop-in and they will grant you access.  

For LT: Register on IceReg and pay the drop-in fee of $18.25. In addition, there will be a $18.25 drop-in fee payable at the Oval front desk. Please show them your receipt from IceReg, pay the Oval drop-in fee and they will grant you access.  

10x punch passes are no longer available from the Oval, but you may use these drop-ins as often as needed.  

Registration link is: https://icereg.ca/#!/events/parking-passes-skate-rental-other-2022-23

Grant from Parks Foundation Calgary:

We are very pleased to have received a matching grant from the Parks Foundation Calgary to purchase $12k worth of skates or 30 pairs of skates for the 2022-23 season. Many of those skates have come in and have been rented out to members.

Grant from KidSport:

CSSA is honoured to have been the recipient of a KidSport Alberta Return to Play grant. The funding will be used to help rejuvenate and reactivate sport programming for youth in Alberta and encourage children and youth to participate in speed skating programs by hosting monthly Try Speed Skating sessions and providing more support for the youth program coaches.

Officials Clinics – reminders:  

With this season quickly approaching, SSA is getting ready to host Officials Clinics. We strongly encourage parents and teen skaters to attend as it will provide invaluable information about competitions. All clinics are free and count towards your volunteer hours.

Level 1 / Intro to Speed Skating – Virtual (Zoom) – Sept. 27th & 29th (8:00 PM – 9:30 PM):  

Registration – https://forms.gle/fjbFyyPZG9WQeYWA6

Level 1 / Intro to Speed Skating – In Person – Sunday Oct. 16 from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM for skaters in Groups A & B: 

Registration –  https://icereg.ca/#!/events/parking-passes-skate-rental-other-2022-23 
 

Level 2 Meet Coordinator – Virtual (Zoom) – Sept. 26th & 28th (8:00 pm – 9:30 PM):

Registration: https://forms.gle/nmxMuhemjZ2qzWYF9

Should you have any questions, please send your email to: officials@aassa.ca

Preliminary Competition Schedule

Oct. 22: Medicine Hat Competition – Lime Series #1

Oct. 29-30: Canadian Youth Short Track (CYST) Qualifier #1 – Lethbridge Competition

Oct. 29-30: Grande Prairie Competition – Lime Series #2/Arctic Games Qualifier

Nov. 5: Red Deer Competition

Nov. 5: Peace River Competition

Dec. 3: Lloydminster Competition – Lime Series #3

Dec. 3: Canmore Competition 

Dec. 17: Edmonton Outdoor Long Track Competition

Jan. 7-8: Competition CSSA ABLT – Oval (CYLT back-up Qualifier)

Jan. 14-15: Red Deer Outdoor Long Track – Canadian Youth Long Track (CYLT) Qualifier

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

March 4-5: Edmonton Competition – Lime Series #5 & CYST Qualifier/Season Finale

March 25-26: Canadian Youth Short Track Championships (CYST) – Saskatoon, SK

Safe Sport: 

Every family (a minimum of 1 adult or guardian per family) is required to take the Safe Sport training prior to the start of the season in September. With the current safe sport issues impacting some sports federations, It is important that this training be done by all families. Safe Sport training has been mandatory for all coaches since 2021. It is free online training and takes about 1.5 hours.

More information can be found at https://safesport.coach.ca

Attached is a guide on how to register:

Speed Skating Alberta (SSA) Camps: 

More details & registration info will come at a later date but visit the SSA website for updated info:

Oct. 22: SSA Camp – AB Hub Athlete by Design 5.0 – Medicine Hat

Oct. 29-30: SSA Camp – AB Hub Athlete by Design 6.0 – Grande Prairie

Dec. 18: SSA Long Track Camp – Edmonton

Try Speed Skating for the 2022-2023 season:

Have friends or family that would like to try speed skating?  We have two more sessions scheduled for the Fall – Sunday Oct. 16 & Nov. 20.

Register Below:

https://icereg.ca/#!/events/try-speed-skating-2022