Annual General Meeting

ISU World Cup Short Track: Toronto

The best short track speed skaters in the world will meet at the MasterCard Centre, November 6-8, 2015, for the second ISU World Cup Short Track of the 2015-2016 season. This will be the first time Toronto will host an international speed skating competition and we hope that you can be part of the excitement! 

As a reminder, OSSA club discounts on tickets are available until October 19, 2015. If you have yet to purchase yours, you can do so today at: www.ticketpro/ Please contact your club president for the discount code if you have yet to receive it.  

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Free Concussion Handbook for Parents and Athletes

In late August Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital published a free Concussion Handbook for Parents and Athletes. The handbook is informed by experts in youth concussion from the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre, and is designed to help with your concussion management and recovery.

The Globe and Mail published an article at the time that the handbook was made available that offers some additional insight. Definitely worth a read!


OSSA has a new VP!

Congratulations to Michael Cvitkovic, OSSA’s new Vice President Finance and Administration. Michael was appointed by the Board of Directors at our October 5th meeting and brings a wealth of sport experience to our association.

Members attending our recent Annual General Meetings will be familiar with Michael as he has been our meeting facilitator for the past two years. His professional work with many sports organizations, including Ontario Basketball, Tennis Canada, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre offer a varied portfolio that will benefit OSSA immensely. 

Welcome Michael!



Ben Donnelly Sets Canadian Junior Record

Photo by Arno HoogveldAs the season starts with our first race this weekend we will have more news posts to share with you each week. To kick it off we have an article about Ben Donnelly, of the Clarington Club, setting a new Canadian Junior record!

Congratulations Ben!


Funded Grassroots Mentorship/Recruitment Program

Do you have an active, trained NCCP coach in your club? Do you have a new coach (over 16) that would like to be mentored for a year? There are funds available for both of them from Coaches Association of Ontario along with other benefits such as professional development opportunities. Find out more in the latest 20 second time-out from newsletter from CAO or find full program details on their website.

If you think you might want to participate, don’t hesitate, applications are due by October 7th!