Annual General Meeting
Wednesday
Apr162014

Thank you!

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of Ontario’s speed skating Officials!  Today is National Officials Day and OSSA is proud to work with so many talented and dedicated officials. 

Monday
Apr142014

Aprill 11th eNews

Celebrate spring with the April 11th edition of the OSSA eNews!

Tuesday
Apr012014

Team Ontario's Successful Weekend at Canada East

Team Ontario did a great job at the Canada East Short Track Championhips in Riviere-du-Loup, QC over the weekend. Congratulations to all the skaters for their efforts and thanks to coaches Blake Morrison, Jesse Pauley, and Patti Walsh for their leadership.

Results are posted at www.loupiots.org                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights include:

Renée Steenge (Brampton, Girls 14) - 1st overall, 2nd in 200m, 2nd in 400m, 2nd in 1500m, 2nd in 3000m.

Juliette Brindamour (Toronto, Girls 13) - 3rd in 400m, 2nd in 1500m, 3rd in 3000m.

Claudia Heeney (KWL, Girls 12) - 2nd in 3000m.

Sean McAnuff (Oakville, Boys 15) - 1st in 400m.

Tiago Lee Santos (Oakville, Boys 12) - 2nd in 400m.

1st place finish in the Girls 13/14 3000m Relay for Megan Abellera, Hannah Kassenaar, Juliette Brindamour, and Renée Steenge.

2nd place finish in the Boys 14/15 3000m Relay for Taylor Simpson, Mathew Laxton, Adrian Rudy, and Mitchell Schrum.

Thursday
Mar202014

2015 Canada Winter Games Applications

The Ontario Speed Skating Association is currently looking for applicants for the position of Coach or Manager for the 2015 Canada Winter Games to be held February 13 – March 1, 2015 in Prince George, British Columbia. Speed skating is scheduled February 13 – 20th.

The successful applicants will be expected to attend the Games and be responsible for supervision of all Ontario Speed Skating athletes as well as attend several training camps in advance of the games to help with athlete selection and preparation and Team Ontario meetings as arranged by the Sport Alliance of Ontario.  Compensation for the position will include coverage for travel, meals, accommodations, and a $500 honorarium during the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Compensation will also be provided, as per OSSA’s expense policy guidelines, for pre-approved events such as the training camps.

OSSA can send 1 short track coach and 1 short track manager along with 1 long track coach and 1 long track manager. Each discipline must have one male and one female as coach or manager. One of the coaches must be female.

Coach Applications

Interested coaches must have level three certification and can apply by forwarding a brief letter indicating why they would like the position and a brief speed skating resume to OSSA by Friday March 28th at 9:00am by email ONLY to: sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca . Be sure to include your NCCP number. Coaches should also provide their ideas for programming and team development in advance of the Games.

As per the 2015 Canada Winter Games Technical Package, coaches must be fully certified (theory, technical and practical) under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to at least Level 3 in Speed Skating or the equivalent level in the new NCCP, Competition stream, Development context, (Certified status).

Applications will also be considered from Introduction to Competition / Level 2 certified coaches.  These coaches must be so certified not later than 90 days before the opening of the Games (November 13, 2014). The applications must provide a realistic timeline for completion of certification in advance of the November 13 deadline.

Selected coaches will also work in a mentoring capacity with the recipient of the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship program leading up to and including the Games themselves.

Manager Applications

There is no certification minimum requirement for the position of Manager. Interested managers can apply by forwarding a brief letter indicating why they would like the position as well as a speed skating resume to OSSA by Friday March 28th at 9:00am by email ONLY to: sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca .

The OSSA Board of Directors will identify the selected coaches and managers by April 14th, 2014.

Monday
Mar172014

Ontario Skaters Shine in Short and Long Track

Sixteen Ontario short track skaters took to the ice in Prince George, BC over the weekend for the Canadian Age Class Short Track Championships.

There were some excellent races and several Top 10 finishes. Congratulations to all skaters! See results.

Top finishers include Ayanna Badali (Toronto, Junior A Ladies - 1st), Alex Rudy (Toronto, Junior A Men - 1st), and Alphonse Ouimette (St. Lawrence, Junior A Men - 3rd).

Ontario skaters also competed in Calgary for the long track Canada Cup #4/ Oval Finale. See results. With competitors from around the world, Ontario skaters had some great races whether they were experienced racers or newcomers to the national racing circuit. A great way to end the long track season!