BC Speed Skating is pleased to launch Academy Year 4 with the Academy Summer Series! While the Academy remains targeted to Stage 1 skaters (competitive T2T-aged skaters), the delivery format will be significantly different this season, with four Academy Series being offered:

  • Academy Summer
  • Academy ST
  • Academy LT
  • Academy Coach.

Please see the Academy webpage for more information. Academy Summer will feature 8 “virtual” dryland training session, led by Olympian Eric Bedard, and 2 supplemental webinars. Skaters can participate in the training sessions at home, live or recorded (if unable to attend a live session). Skaters will be provided with a dryland training program to complete between live sessions. Registration and more information is available on the Academy webpage.

All AGM Banquet Tickets must be ordered by the end of the day on Sunday May 27th. Final numbers must be submitted to the caterer on Monday. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to socialize and celebrate with delegates from around the province!

Registration and Banquet Ticket purchase is available here: https://www.bcspeedskating.ca/AGM/. Please note that you must register even if you have been advised that your ticket is complementary.

The Kelowna Speed Skating Club is hosting a FUNdamentals Coach Course this summer! The course will be delivered as follows:

  • Modules 1 and 2: via webinar on August 8th
  • Modules 3-8: in-person course on August 18-19th (in Kelowna).

Participants are encouraged to register for both sessions; however, the sessions can be taken separately. All eight modules must be completed to obtain “Trained” status.

Registration and details are available on the BCSSA Events & Results calendar.

BC Speed Skating is proud to announce that we have received confirmation of our status as a Core Sport in the 2020 BC Winter Games! The 2020 Games will be held in Fort St. John, BC. The Games will feature U14 (12- and 13-year old skaters) from across the province, and will include both short track and long track events. All skaters will participate in both disciplines, with planned practice times and practice races for those who do not have previous long track experience.

For the first time in BC Games history, speed skating will be bringing a contingent of 10 youth (ages 14-16) who will act as mentors to the younger skaters. These youth will also take part in the Level 1 Officials clinic and will fulfill the role of track steward during the Games.

More information on competition format, qualification process and the youth mentor program will be available over the coming months. The Technical Package for the Games will be released in the fall of 2018.

The Pat Underhill Spirit of Competition Award is a new BCSSA Annual Award. It will be presented for the first time at the 2018 BCSSA AGM in Kamloops next month. Clubs are asked to apply for the award (via online form). Applications are due Friday May 25th. Late applications cannot be accepted.

We’re looking for hosts for our provincial competitions during 2018-2019! Please apply via the online form. Applications are due Friday June 8th.

Please note that scheduling for any other competitions/events should be done by emailing the BCSSA Competitions Committee: competitions@nullbcspeedskating.ca. Competitions must be submitted to the Competitions Committee by September 1st (at the latest) to have ODC-assigned officials. Wherever possible, clubs are encouraged to submit before the September 1st deadline.