We offer a big congratulations to the OSSA skaters who competed at the long track Fall World Cups Team Trials this past weekend! The results of the event will determine who represents Canada at the first four ISU long track world cups in Obihiro, Japan (Nov. 14-16), Seoul, South Korea (Nov. 21-23), Berlin, Germany (Dec. 5-7), and Heerenveen, Netherlands (Dec. 12-14).
Congratulations also to Lauren McGuire, finishing second in the 3,000m with a time of 4:13.66, Isabelle Weidemann finishing third in the 3,000m with a time of 4:13.85, Alexandra Ianculescu finished third in the 1,000m with a time of 1:16.75, and to Jordan Belchos for finishing the 5,000m in 6:32.56, coming second and also finished second in the 10,000m with a time of 13:20.89.
Skaters who were registered for Central Meet #1 will receive priority registration for Western #2 in Brampton on November 8th. Download the announcement for details on the event and get your registration (individual/family) in before the deadline on Wednesday October 29th.
Please note the race program may have to be altered in order to accommodate all of the skaters.
Skaters and coaches should be aware that seeding for Provincial Series #1 (Cambridge, November 1-2, 2014) is based on the year-end ranking list from 2013-2014. See pages 12 - 14 of the OSSA Technical Bulletin.
14 year old skaters will be seeded into the Open group for the purpose of creating Divisions within the meet, on the basis of their 500m+1500m (111.12m track) times from 2013-2014.
Results from Provincial Series #1 will determine which skaters are invited to race at the Short Track Trials (Clarington, November 21-23, 2014) for Canada Winter Games. Two skaters, who are based out of the province, are pre-qualified for the the selection meet based on criteria posted in the OSSA CWG bulletin. They are: Ayanna Badali (Toronto) and Innzbruk Richards (Clarington).
Therefore, 30 female athletes and 32 male athletes who race at PS #1 will be invited to the Short Track Trials in Clarington.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of availability of officials, King Speed Skating Club has cancelled Central Regional Meet #1 that was to be held on November 1st.
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