Monday
Oct152018

Open Relay Practice on Friday in KW

The KW club is offering an open relay practice on Friday October 19th from 6:00-8:00pm at RIM Park on the Pillar’s Ice pad.

Criteria for a relay team to take part in the practice are:

1)      The team has skaters from 2 or more clubs

2)      The team has a coach present in the coaches’ box or on the ice. A coach may oversee multiple teams.

Please have one member or a coach from the team email Julie Byers at sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca to confirm attendance.

Friday
Oct122018

Level 1 Officials Clinic -Introduction to Speed Skating

A Level One Officials Clinic- Introduction to Speed Skating will be held on Thursday October 18, 2018 6:00 PM-8:00 PM and Tuesday October 23, 2018 6:00 PM -8:00 PM at the Hespeler Memorial Arena 640 Ellis Road, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N1. 

The clinic will be held in the Optimist Room (Rink 2) on October 18 and in the Meeting Room (Rink 1) on October 23, 2018.

Instructor: Jacky Shoebridge

Cost $20.00 per participant

Clich here to sign up!

Friday
Oct052018

Club Relays at Ontario Elite Circuit #2

Ontario Elite Circuit #2 in Kitchener Waterloo will host Club Relays. Skaters will be divided into 4 relay brackets based on their fastest 400m or 500m time from OEC #1. If a skater did not race at OEC #1, their year end ranking time from 2017-2018 will be used. Club coaches will make teams of 4 skaters from the same club within a relay bracket. Clubs who cannot fill a relay team of 4 will make combined teams with skaters from other clubs to fill relay teams where necessary. Relay teams are encouraged to practice prior to the relay event; therefore, choosing to combine with local clubs is advised. 

Club coaches should email Julie Byers at sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca for access to a live Google Sheet of skaters in each bracket. Coaches should submit their club relays as soon as possible, ensuring that all skaters registered for the relay are also registered for OEC#2. Once a skater is registered for a team, Julie will remove the skater from the Google Sheet so that coaches can work together to make relay teams with available skaters.

Registration for relay teams will close Friday October 19th at 8:00pm.

Details about Club Relay formats can be found in the 2018-2019 OSSA Technical Bulletin on page 15.

Friday
Oct052018

Time Submission for Short Track Canada Cup 

Skaters wanting to apply for Short Track Canada Cup (November 16-18 in Laval) with time based entry need to submit their 500m and 1500m times skated between August 1st and October 15th in an SSC sanctioned event with electronic timing to the OSSA office no later than 11:00am on Monday, October 15th by emailing sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca.

Please provide accurate times and the event where they were skated. Pre-qualified skaters do not need to submit their times. Registration and payment is not required unless the athlete qualifies for the event.

Friday
Oct052018

Canada Winter Games Short Track Trials

The Canada Winter Games Short Track Trials (ST Trials) will be held in Cambridge from Friday December 7th to Sunday December 9th. The meet will be run concurrently with the Ontario Elite Circuit #3 meet.

 The top 16 male and top 16 female skaters within the CWG age restrictions (14-18 years old on July 1, 2018) based on combined 500m+1500m time on the 111m track will be eligible to race in the ST Trials. Times must be skated between August 1, 2018 and November 12, 2018. Times must be from a gender-specific, SSC sanctioned event.

Skaters who wish to compete in the ST Trials must submit their best 500m and 1500m time (and the date and location skated) to the OSSA office (sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca) by November 12 at 11:59pm. Skaters must also submit their best 1000m time (and date and location skated) for seeding purposes for that distance.

The list of the top 20 eligible male and female skaters will be published on November 16, 2018. This list will include 4 alternates to the ST Trials in each the male and female categories.

All eligible athletes (including the 4 alternates) must confirm their intent to compete in the ST Trials by November 20, 2018.

The final list of skaters in the ST Trials will be posted to the OSSA website on November 23, 2018.

Registration to compete in the ST Trials must be submitted to the provincial registrar by November 27, 2018.