Speed Skating Canada held its Annual General Meeting in Ottawa last week and the event was capped off with the awards banquet. Congratulations to the Ontario coaches, officials, and athletes who were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the sport. Recipients included:
Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame: Ernie Overland (CAM)
Officials Award of Excellence: Rocky Lamontagne (OTT)
Coaches Award of Excellence: Mike Murray (GHS, HAM)
Catriona LeMay Doan Female Athlete of the Year - Long Track: Ivanie Blondin (GLO)
Rising Star Athlete of the Year - Long Track: Ben Donnelly (CLA)
Awards of recognition were presented at the recent OSSA AGM in the following categories:
- Coach of the Year Female: Paula McConvey (BAR/NEW)
- Coach of the Year Male: Mike Murray (HAM/GHS)
- Official of the Year: Jean “Rocky” Lamontagne (OTT)
- Outstanding Administrator: Desmond Preudhomme (TOR)
- Volunteer of the Year: James Simpson (NEW)
- Rising Star Short Track: Claudia Heeney (KWL)
- Rising Star Long Track: Matthew Laxton (MIL)
- Skater of the Year Long Track Female: Isabelle Weidemann (GLO)
- Skater of the Year Long Track Male: Ben Donnelly (CLA)
- Skater of the Year Short Track Female: Olivia Scott (CAM)
- Skater of the Year Short Track Male: Gibson Himbeault (TOR)
Congratulations to all!
The Kitchener-Waterloo Speed Skating Club is hosting a Fundamentals Camp for children ages 5-12 years old to learn the basics of speed skating.
August 19-21, 2016 at RIM Park in Waterloo.
Registration fee is $75 per person and skate rental is available. Register before the deadline at midnight on July 18th!
Experts Express is a program from the Coaches Association of Ontario that brings experts right to club coaches. This provides coaches with the opportunity to better support athlete development, expand on their existing coaching knowledge, and improve their overall coaching program.
At not cost to the coach or club, approved applicants are assignd a provincially-endorsed expert in one of the five specialty areas, who will work directly with the registered coach (or coaches) at their own club or another arranged location.
The deadline for application is June 11th by 5:00pm EST.
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