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Deadline Reminder – Today – Wednesday, August 7, 2019:

BC Speed Skating is pleased to announce that we have secured funding to contract a ST Provincial Coach and a LT Provincial Coach for the 2019-2020 season. 

Working with the BC Speed Skating Technical Director, the Provincial Coaches will be responsible for Academy programming, leading Team BCSSA at select national competitions, skater monitoring, and sport development. Please see the attached Job Descriptions (ST Provincial Coach and LT Provincial Coach) for more details.

The first Academy camp of the main season begins September 6th. In order to have the Provincial Coaches in place in a timely fashion, applications are due to the BC Speed Skating Technical Director by August 7th, 2019. Please submit a cover letter and resume to chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca by 11:59pm Pacific on Wednesday August 7th. 

More information

The 2019-2020 Competitions Format Bulletin has been released! This bulletin outlines the eligibility, seeding, and format for provincial-level competitions, including the BC Cups, BC Championships and FUNales.

Please also see this short video message from BCSSA Technical Director Chris Acton, which explains the qualification format for the BCST Championship. Any questions should be directed to Chris (chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca).

BC Speed Skating is pleased to announce that we have secured funding to contract a ST Provincial Coach and a LT Provincial Coach for the 2019-2020 season. 

Working with the BC Speed Skating Technical Director, the Provincial Coaches will be responsible for Academy programming, leading Team BCSSA at select national competitions, skater monitoring, and sport development. Please see the attached Job Descriptions (ST Provincial Coach and LT Provincial Coach) for more details.

The first Academy camp of the main season begins September 6th. In order to have the Provincial Coaches in place in a timely fashion, applications are due to the BC Speed Skating Technical Director by August 7th, 2019. Please submit a cover letter and resume to chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca by 11:59pm Pacific on Wednesday August 7th. 

The BC Speed Skating Academy is a BC Speed Skating initiative to supplement the development of in-province, Stage 1 and 2 speed skaters on the Elite Athlete Pathway.

Stage 1: Skaters typically Train to Train aged skaters, training 300-400 hours per year (3-5 ice sessions per week during the skating season).

Stage 2: Skaters are typically Learn to Compete skaters, training 400-500 hours per year (4-6 ice sessions per week during the skating season).

Upcoming Academy Camps:

  • Academy – Short Track — Kamloops: September 6-8, 2019
  • Academy – Long Track — Fort St. John: September 13-15, 2019
  • Academy – Long Track — Fort St. John: October 4-6, 2019
  • Academy – Sunday @ BC Cup Short Track #1 — Prince George: November 17, 2019
  • Academy – Sunday @ BC Cup Short Track #2 — Richmond: December 15, 2019
  • Academy – Sunday @ BC Cup Long Track — Prince George: January 12, 2020

Register Now!

The BC Speed Skating BC Cup circuit is set for the 2019-2020 speed skating season!

The BC Cup format includes,

Day 1 Racing:
– racing for athletes
– volunteer experience for everyone

Day 2 Academy:
– training, testing, and workshops for athletes
– workshops for clubs, coaches, officials, and parents

Registration for a BC Cup weekend includes Saturday racing and Sunday Academy.

*The BC Cup Short Track circuit (BC Cup ST #1 and #2) are qualifiers to BC Short Track Provincial Championships – March 14-15, 2020 in Abbotsford, BC.  Further details will be released in the Competitions Bulletin.

**The BC Cup Long Track competition is not a qualifier for BC Long Track Championships – January 25-26, 2020.  The BCLT Championships have been awarded to Fort St. John – details to be confirmed.

 Cup Short Track #1

November 16-17, 2019
Prince George, BC

Day 1 Racing
Day 2 Academy

BC Cup Short Track #1 includes racing, training, and learning opportunities for skaters, volunteers, and parents over two days.

BC Cup Short Track #2

December 14-15, 2019
Richmond, BC

Day 1 Racing
Day 2 Academy

BC Cup Short Track #2 includes racing, training, and learning opportunities for skaters, volunteers, and parents over two days.


BC Cup Long Track #1

January 11-12, 2020
Prince George, BC

Day 1 Racing
Day 2 Academy

BC Cup Long Track #1 includes racing, training, and learning opportunities for skaters, volunteers, and parents over two days.

 

Aspiring coaches, mark your calendars and register for upcoming Speed Skating FUNdamentals Coach Webinar and Workshop!

PART 1 Webinars – Wednesday, September 4, 11, 18, 25 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST)

  • Speed Skating FUNdamentals Coach Introduction
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Making Ethical Decisions

Cost $90

Register here

PART 2 Workshop(s) – Date(s)/Location(s) TBD

  • Speed Skating FUNdamentals Coach Managing a Practice
  • Speed Skating FUNdamentals Coach Technique
  • Speed Skating FUNdamentals Analyze Performance
  • Speed Skating FUNdamentals Coach Equipment
  • Peer Teaching

Cost $205

Registration details to be announced

CANCELLED🏃Get moving! 🎓Get learning! Kick of the summer training season with cycling, dryland, and coaching modules at BC Speed Skating Academy – Train. Training is set in sunny Kelowna from July 13-14 (to be confirmed), and includes a Cycling Prep webinar (cycling etiquette and packing for cycling) prior to the camp. Participants are also encouraged to attend the Cycling Basics workshop (flat tire changes and basic bike maintenance) on the evening of July 12.

Look for more details this week!

The BC Speed Skating Academy is entering its fifth season! The Academy continues to be a provincially-administered program to supplement the club training for in-province skaters. Over the past four years, Academy has been targeted to Stage 1 (competitive T2T) skaters. Academy 1 will continue this season, with new breakout groups at Academy camps for Academy 2 (Stage 2, competitive Junior-aged) skaters.

Academy will be delivered in a camp-based format, with the following camps planned:

Expressions of interest from Local Organizing Committees for the June, September and October camp are due by May 20th. Please refer to the bid package for more details. Any questions should be directed to chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca.