Annual General Meeting

Provincial A Short Track Championships

As per the OSSA Short Track Technical Bulletin:

Reminder: Any 14 year old skater who does not wish to maintain eligibility for Canada East must indicate so when registering for the Provincial A Championships. S/he will then be grouped in the Open category.

Reminder: 15 year old boys who qualify to attend Canada East must obtain 100m track times by skating in time trials at the end of the Provincial A competition. Any 15 year old boy who wishes to participate in the time trials must indicated so on their club registration form.

Reminder: Regional Series skaters who have been called-up to race 3 Provincial Series meets are eligible to register for the Provincial A Championships.

Reminder: Team Ontario skaters for Canada East will be identified during the awards ceremony on Sunday. All potential primary and alternate skaters must be in attendance. A team meeting will follow.



On Saturday February 11th OSSA held an Annual General Meeting to conduct some business, including electing members to the Board of Directors.

Congratulations to David Butterworth, OSSA’s new President, and Marg Oliveira, who will serve another term as Vice President Sport Development. 

Welcome to Bernadette Byrne, a sport enthusast who is new to our Board of Directors and to speed skating. Bernadette is a high ranking official with Dragon Boat Canada and a CPA.

Lastly, thank you to Patti Pokol who has been serving OSSA as President since 2013 and as Vice President Education prior to that. Patti will hold the post of Past President for the next year.


Long Track news

The Calgary Olympic Oval Long Track Elite Athlete Pathway Document has been revised.

The document was reviewed by the Pathway Management Committee and the only amendment was the Stage 2 Long Track Entry Time Standards.

The Oval will be sending out invitations to all returning and prospective athletes who meet the time standards soon after the completion of the current season.  


The meet announcement for Canada Cup #4/ Oval Finale has been posted. Online registration and payment.

Any Ontario-based skaters attending this meet are asked to contact the OSSA office ( to coordinate coaching needs. There will be 1 OSSA-designated coach for this event.


Canada East Short Track Championships 2017 Club Challenge

The Ottawa Pacers and Gloucester Concordes are very excited to be hosting the Canada East Short Track Championships  in Ottawa this March 25-26. This event will bring the best skaters in the Training to Train stage of development for the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the territory of Nunavut. 

The Organizing Committee has launched a fund raising initiative inviting club members across the province to help make this Championships a memory of a lifetime for these skaters and make a donation to help offset the costs of hosting CEST 2017 and the Banquet. Tax receipts will be issued by Speed Skating Canada for all donations $25 or greater. Clubs raising $500 or more by February 24, 2017 will be recognized at the CEST 2017 Banquet and the broadcast of the event. See our flyer for details

Donations can be easily done online at 


Junior Selection #2

Skaters hoping to earn a spot at Junior Selection #2 on times must send their times skated (when and where) to before Thursday, February 16th.

Be sure to review the relevant SSC High Performance bulletins - Short Track for this event.