Message from Janice Dawson, Manager of Domestic Programs with Speed Skating Canada:
“Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce the 2015 Coaching Symposium to be held June 19-21 in Winnipeg in conjunction with the AGM. Please see attached schedule. The cost is $250 payable to Speed Skating Canada. Includes:Â
- 7 sessions
- Presenters – National Team Coaches and Regional Development Mentors, Guest Speakers
- Awards Dinner
- Winnipeg Social Night
- 2 breakfasts
- 1 lunch
- Professional Development Points
Please indicate your interest in this event by April 24, 2015. To register contact Janice Dawson firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29, 2015.”
The Calgary Olympic Oval and Speed Skating Canada have jointly released information regarding the Elite Athlete Pathway to be implemented at the Oval during the 2015-2016 season. Please see the attached memo from BCSSA outlining the impact for BC skaters.
This is a FINAL REMINDER that all submissions for the Provincial Relay Challenge (PRC) are due by 11:59pm tomorrow, March 18th. Submissions must be submitted via theÂ online form. Please email the BCSSA Competitions Committee (email@example.com) with any questions.
The BC Winter Games 2016 in Penticton are less than a year away! BCSSA must name a Zone Rep for each zone by mid-April. If you are interested in volunteering to help to select and register your zone’s team, please email Chris Acton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 5th. Zone Reps are required for the following zones: Zone 6 (Island) and Zone 7 (North West, including the Fort St James, Vanderhoof and Terrace clubs).
Congratulations to Jamie MacDonald, who won the Canadian Senior Open Selections #2 this past weekend in Calgary. The Senior Selections #2 showcase the country’s top senior and junior skaters, with the exception of those who are at the World Championships (in Moscow, Russia). BC skater Courtney Shmyr finished the competition in 6th and Michelle MacKay was 15th. Kaelin McNally finished 23rd. Congratulations to our female skaters!
Congratulations to the 24 skaters who have qualified to Team BCSSA for the Canada West ST Championship 2015. CanWest will be held in Selkirk MB on March 21-22, 2015. Please see the attached memo for final registration details for the skaters. Good luck to all!
Congratulations to Denny Morrison (Fort St John) who was named Male Senior Athlete of the Year at the 49th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards! Denny’s 2013-2014 season was highlighted by winning two individual Olympic medals at in Sochi.
Jessica Hewitt (Kamloops) was a finalist in the Female Senior Athlete of the Year category after a 2013-2014 season which included a relay medal in Sochi.