Masters Camp - Ottawa 2018

Join us for a fun weekend in preparation for the next speed skating season! Hosted by Gail Bouchette and Hilles Hamersley of the Ottawa Pacers!

Dates: Saturday, August 4 to Monday, August 6, 2018
Instructor: Gail Bouchette
Location: Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Dr., Orléans, ON
Cost: $290/skater, or $250 if you register by July 9

>>> Early bird registration extended to July 9 in the spirit of Canada Day weekend celebrations. Go to details.

Open to adult speed skaters of all abilities. Older youth skaters may be considered if space is available.

The camp will focus on technical principles of stability, power, and efficiency in speed skating. The lessons will be appropriate to all levels of masters skaters - it’s never too early to learn the foundations of good technique, and you’re never too advanced to find efficiency gains! 

Visit their website for more information!


Announcing OSSA's NextGEN Provincial Training Program Athletes

OSSA is pleased to share the athletes who have been selected to participate in the NextGEN Provincial Training Program for the 2018-2019 season! 

Kristen Adourian, Tara Lynn Allen, Peter Andrews, Noa Baergen, Danna Ballantyne, Brennan Barclay, David Brown, Sasha Butterworth, Blanche Cardinal Tremblay, Owen Currie, Genevieve De Wys, Owen Duffy, Dania El Sammak, Kennedy Feasby, Frank Feng, Matthew Freitag, Sam Galloway, Peter Gemmell, William Gibbons, Sherise Gratton, Claudia Heeney, Matthew Iannantuono, Zinnia Irwin, Seamus Keiley, Sylvia Kolodziejczyk, Ariz Lalani, Stephan Lee, Ainsley Little, Luka Mahrt-Smith, Rachel Mallard, Kiyomi McCausland, Benton McNicol, Andria Scarpelli, Alison Milne, Graeme Mitchell, Hayley Murray, Julia Patterson, Dennis Pisanko, Jillian Reeves, Kairo Tae, Reno Thompson, Emma Grace Wheeler, Julia Wheeler, Alex Wood, and Tyler Yue.


KWSSSC Summer Camps & Programs

KW FUNdamentals Summer Camp: July 3-5, 2018 @ RIM Park in Waterloo

Click here for more information! 

KW Your Turn 2 Train Summer Camp: July 6-8, 2018 @ RIM Park in Waterloo

Click here for more information! 

KW Summer Ice Program:

KWSSSC is pleased to announce that our summer ice program is now open for registration. This program is open to Provincial level skaters. Please note that due to space availability, the final selection of participants will be made by the coaches and will be based on time standards, ability, and fit with the program. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program.

The program is 15 ice sessions on Tuesdays, starting May 15th and running until August 28th (no ice on July 3rd) at the Activa Sportsplex in Kitchener. From May 15 to June 12th, ice is from 5:15-7:15 and from June 19th to August 28th ice is from 4:15-6:15. The cost for the program is $250. Skaters are welcome to join the ice whenever they can if they cannot make it for the 4:15 start. We are also looking into options for adding a dryland component to the program. 

Registration: Download and complete the registration package from our website at, then scan and email the completed forms to  Payment can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer. For e-transfer, the email address is and use the password/security answer Speedskating.


Award Nomination Templates

We are accepting applications for this year’s awards:

Club of the YearOfficial of the YearCoach of the YearOutstanding Administrator of the YearRising StarSkater of the Year and Volunteer of the Year (Click on the award title to open nomination forms). The deadline to submit a nomination is May 4, 2018. Please submit all nominations to

Awards will be given out at the Awards Dinner on Saturday June 2, 2018.

Everyone is welcome at this year’s Awards Dinner and Conference! For information about accommodations, please see the post below.


OSSA Awards Dinner & Conference

The OSSA Awards Dinner and Conference will be held Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

The Conference will be held Saturday June 2, 2018 between 12:00-4:00pm.

If you are interested in attending the Conference, please click here to view the detailed schedule. There is no fee to attend the Conference.

The Awards Dinner is at 6:00pm on Saturday June 2, 2018. 
Please purchase your ticket for the Awards Dinner by May 22, 2018.

To purchase tickets for the Awards Dinner, and/or register for the Conference, please click here.

Accommodations for families attending the OSSA Awards Dinner & Conference are still available. Rooms will only be available for the negotiated price until May 11, 2018. More information about accommodations can be found below, under “Kingston Accommodations Available for Booking!”

We hope to see you there!!