The BC Speed Skating Academy (“Academy”) is a BCSSA initiative to supplement the development of in-province, Stage 1 skaters on the Elite Athlete Pathway. Stage 1 skaters are typically T2T-aged skaters, training 300-400 hours per year (3-5 ice sessions per week during the skating season).
- Academy Lower Mainland in Richmond (services delivered by Richmond Olympic Oval)
- Academy Interior in Kamloops (services delivered by Kamloops Long Blades Association)
- Academy Central in Prince George (services delivered by Prince George Blizzard Speed Skating Club)
- Academy North in Fort St John (services delivered by Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club)
See below for programming dates. Updates will be made to the calendar and will also be posted to the BCSSA Academy Facebook page (see Facebook feed in the right column of this webpage).
Academy Year 4 (2018-2019) registration details will be available shortly.
The Academy is targeted to Stage 1 skaters. Skaters who have graduated from the Academy program have two options for Stage 2 training in Western Canada. Both programs are an extension of BCSSA programs, but are not directly run nor funded by BCSSA: