The Investors Group has been supporting Ontario Speed Skating Association coach training for several years now and we are extremely greatful. It is with their support that we have been able to train many coaches and this year again they have provided funding. Recently we held an Introduction to Competition Part A course and eight participants are now on their way to becoming Introduction to Competition Certified!
Save the date! For the first time ever in Toronto speed skating fans will have a chance to experience live the thrill of a Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, as the very best short track skaters in the world will descend on the MasterCard Center.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to promote the sport we all love - and the host committee needs your help to make this historical event a big success.
In total, they will need to recruit about 200 volunteers to play a variety of roles, some similar to a regular meet, but others more typical of an international event such as the World Cup. Prior meet experience is not necessary for many of those roles. They need committed, enthusiastic volunteers that would make great ambassadors for our sport.
How can YOU help? The Organizing Committee would be grateful if you could spread the word within your club community that we are looking for volunteers and that the dates are November 6 to 8, 2015. More detailed information will follow soon about the specific needs and how to sign up as a volunteer. Until then visit speedskating.ca/toronto2015 for all the latest news on the event.
Today Speed Skating Canada announced its Long Track National Team members and we are proud to see nine Ontario Skaters on the list!
You can find some of these skaters on twitter - send them a shout out:
- Jordan - @jbelch89
- Ivanie - @IvanieB
- Vincent - @Vince_DeHaitre
- Richard - @RichDMac
- Rob - @bobiwashh
- Dan - @ldcarruthers
- Alexandra - @speed_skater
Don’t forget to register for the KW Sertoma FUNdamentals speed skating camp!
The camp is for skaters ages 5-12 years old (beginner and novice ability) and runs from August 21st to August 23rd. The cost is only $75 and skate rental is available.
All camp and regisration information is available at http://kwspeedskating.com/registration/. Registration closes August 14th.
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