Annual General Meeting

OSSA mourns the loss of Joyce Leggatt

It is with great sadness that OSSA announces the passing of Joyce Leggatt.  Joyce has been a part of the speed skating community for many decades and can be attributed for much of the growth and development of our sport.

Some of Joyce’s most notable contributions include:

  • A founding member and president of the Cambridge club 
  • Former president of OSSA
  • Long time board member and committee member of SSC

Joyce was also very involved with the US speed skating association supporting and maintaining the North American Short Track and Long Track Championships as part of a season’s competition schedule. 

Her dedication to athletes was amazing; she was always fundraising, or taking skaters to meets herself. No one ever had to stay home if Joyce had her way.  She wanted the skaters to experience everything that was available to them.

Together with her husband, Jackie, Joyce was a member of the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Cambridge Athlete of the Year-Builder.  Other mentionable accolades are the Region of Waterloo Woman of the Year-Sports category and the SSC “John Hurdis” award.

Among her achievements, Joyce was Manager of Ontario’s Canada Winter Games team on several occasions and managed many Ontario Teams at Canadian and North American Championships.

While Joyce had lived a full and active life, she will be greatly missed by her speed skating family.

For information on the funeral service, please click here.


Coach Development Opportunities

The Coaching Association of Ontario is hosting an NCCP Super Camp in Huntsville on June 13- 15th. Multi-sport and sport-specific workshops are offered.

OSSA will be offering Introduction to Competition - Part A on June 14-15th at the camp. The course fee is eligible for 70% reimbursement through the Quest for Gold bursary. 2 nights’ accommodation and meals are only $175. A great value! Dont’ miss the Early Bird registration pricing until May 19th. Visit the CAO website for more information and registration details.


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. 


Aprill 11th eNews

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


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.

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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.