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The BC Speed Skating Association will field of team of T2T-aged skaters for the Canadian Age Class Long Track (CACLT) Championship 2019. The competition will be hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 9-10, 2019. Team BCSSA @ CACLT will be led by veteran coach Sandi Vyse (Kamloops Long Blades), with Keven Fitzpatrick (Vancouver Velocity) assisting her.

Nomination to Team BCSSA @ CACLT requires that interested skaters submit an “Intent to Participate” form by 5pm on Sunday January 20th. Skaters must compete at the BC LT Championship (January 19-20, 2019 in Fort St John) to earn a position on Team BCSSA @ CACLT. Eligible skaters’ names will be submitted to Speed Skating Canada, who confirm the number of quota positions available to each province, in each age category. Subsequently, BCSSA will announce the Team BCSSA @ CACLT skaters and will provide registration instructions for the competition. Please do not register for the competition until directed to do so!

All interested skaters are encouraged to speak with BCSSA Technical Director Chris Acton during the BC LT Championship to clarify the registration process and for sizing for Team BCSSA pool suits.

The FUNale Series is fast approaching, a series dedicated to celebrating regional skaters’ accomplishments and gaining personal best times for provincial competitors.

The FUNale meets are open to all BCSSA skaters.  This includes skaters with no formal competition experience, those who have previously competed looking to tune up, or those looking to attain qualifying times for BC Short Track Championships.  Skaters must be registered as ‘Competitive’ within the BCSSA categories to compete.

Register for the long or short track FUNale nearest to you!

On behalf of the BC Speed Skating Association, I would like to extend to you and your family, our best wishes for a happy holiday season.

As we celebrate this festive time, and perhaps rest in anticipation of the remainder of our competitive season, I would like to thank each of you for your dedication to our sport.

I have now transitioned into my new role and look forward to working closely with all of you to ensure the success of our members, our clubs and our association.

Best Wishes,

Kari Rae
BCSSA President

The TEAM BC LT Selection Trials are scheduled to be held December 7-9th in Fort St John. There have been minor updates to the TEAM BC LT Selection Bulletin. Please note, as detailed on page 7 of the Bulletin, that requests for exemptions into the Selection Trials must be received by Monday November 26th.

All skaters who compete in the TEAM BC LT Selection Trials are encouraged to stay for the R2RD Team Pursuit Camp on Monday December 10th. Participation is mandatory for skaters who have provisionally qualified to TEAM BC LT. Advance registration is required via online form.

Questions should be directed to r2rd@nullbcspeedskating.ca.