The BCSSA Coaching Development Committee is proud to be hosting educational webinars for coaches, skaters and parents. The first webinar, Understanding Technical Documents, will break down Bulletins and Technical Packages. The webinar is on January 13th at 7pm PST. Please see the BCSSA Events & Results Calendar for more information.
Congratulations to Denny Morrison (Fort St John), who will be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of FameÂ on May 28th, 2015. Denny sent the following message from Europe, where he is attending ISU World Cup competitions:
Thank you to the BC Sports Hall of Fame for this wonderful honor. I’m pleased to be joining two past speed skating inductees, Eden Donatelli and Neal Marshall. Both stayed involved with the sport as coaches, following their personal success, and were a part of my journey here; Eden at the provincial level and Neal helping to coach me at many World Cups over the years. In the wake of my career, I too hope to continue to follow the great example of those who came before me and give something back to the next wave of ambitious athletes with big dreams.
BCSSA is extremely proud of Denny and all that he has achieved, and continues to achieve, during his skating career. Congratulations to Denny and his family!
Please check the BCSSA Events & Results Calendar regularly for competition announcements and registration. Information will be posted to the calendar as it becomes available. When branch registration is required for national competitions, instructions on how to register via BCSSA will also be included.
Please see the attached updated BCSSA Competitions Format BulletinÂ (v2). The BC Relay Championship (relay event at BC Short Track) has been updated- all updates are indicated in red.
The TEAM BC Selection Committee is pleased to announce the skaters qualified to represent TEAM BC Short Track and TEAM BC Long Track at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Please see that attached memo for details.
Congratulations to all skaters!
BCSSA would like to extend a warm welcome to Ariana VanDerStarre. Ariana will be joining TEAM BC LT for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in the role of LT Coach. Please see the attached memo for details.
Congratulations to Sara Spence, Abi McCluskey, Jacob Graham and Nico Hiller who represented Canada at the ISU Junior World Cup Regional Long Track Competition in Calgary this past weekend.
Sara, Jacob and Nico were on the Canadian Team Sprint teams. Both the male and female teams won the silver medal.
Skaters participating in the TEAM BC LT Selection Trials (CC#1): there is a TEAM BC LT Team Pursuit Camp on Monday December 1st following the Selection Trials. Attendance at the camp is mandatory for the skaters who have provisionally qualified to TEAM BC (including alternates), in order to receive full financial compensation from the CWG Prep Program. Please direct any questions to the TEAM BC CWG Coaches: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached position posting for the Long Track Coach on TEAM BC for the Canada Winter Games 2015. Note that the deadline to apply is Saturday November 22nd.
Questions should be directed to Chris Acton (email@example.com).
Please see the attached update to the TEAM BC Selection Bulletin (v3.0). This change outlines modifications to the LT Selection Trials to align with the Canada Cup #1 format. Changes are noted in red text (primarily on pages 11-12).
Any questions should be directed to the CWG Coaches: firstname.lastname@example.org.