Thank you to everyone who attended the Academy Central and North Engagement Session in Fort St John. The dates for the Academy Interior and Academy Lower Mainland Engagement Sessions have now been finalized: February 6th and February 13th, respectively. Please see the attached memo for details and plan to be there!
Congratulations to Ariana Van Der Starre (Female Coach of the Year) and Denny Morrison (Male Senior Athlete of the Year) who are finalists for the Sport BC 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards. The Awards Ceremony will take place March 10th in Vancouver.
Congratulations to the 18 skaters, two coaches (Adam Ingle and Mike Hall) and manager (Kathy Lewis) who will be representing Team BCSSA at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championship in Quebec City, February 6-7. Please see the attached announcement for the full list of skaters and more details.
Huge congratulations toÂ Donna BilousÂ (Matsqui Blades) being named Canada’s Special Olympic Speed Skating Head Coach to the 2017 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Austria in 2017. A well deserved honour!
Congratulations to BCSSA member Ian Hennigar, who was presented with the SSC President’s Commendation in November 2015. Please see the attached announcement for more information.
Planning for Year 2 (2016-2017 season) of the BC Speed Skating Academy is under way! Please see the attached poster for information about Stakeholder Engagement Sessions regarding Year 2 of the Academy. We want to hear from you to make the Academy plans as thorough and feasible as possible!
The sixteen remaining wildcard positions for BC Winter Games have been filled! Please see the attached memo for details. Congratulations to all wildcard skaters, and all skaters who qualified via Zone qualifications. We will see you all in Penticton in 7 weeks!
All BC skaters who wish to attend the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championship (CACLT) in Quebec City must complete the online Intent to Participate Form. Please follow the link for more information, including eligibility and competition information. The online Intent to Participate Form must be completed by Friday January 15th.
The Board of BCSSA is pleasedÂ and honoured, on behalf of the entire membership, Â to announce that in memory of Randy Sulyma, the first annual Randy Sulyma Memorial Open 5000m race will be held during the BCLT in Fort St John in January 2016. We look forward to the family and many friends of Randy and family participating in this event.
Please see the attached letter for more details.