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The BC Speed Skating Association will field of team of T2T-aged skaters for the Canadian Age Class Long Track (CACLT) Championship 2019. The competition will be hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 9-10, 2019. Team BCSSA @ CACLT will be led by veteran coach Sandi Vyse (Kamloops Long Blades), with Keven Fitzpatrick (Vancouver Velocity) assisting her.
Nomination to Team BCSSA @ CACLT requires that interested skaters submit an “Intent to Participate” form by 5pm on Sunday January 20th. Skaters must compete at the BC LT Championship (January 19-20, 2019 in Fort St John) to earn a position on Team BCSSA @ CACLT. Eligible skaters’ names will be submitted to Speed Skating Canada, who confirm the number of quota positions available to each province, in each age category. Subsequently, BCSSA will announce the Team BCSSA @ CACLT skaters and will provide registration instructions for the competition. Please do not register for the competition until directed to do so!
All interested skaters are encouraged to speak with BCSSA Technical Director Chris Acton during the BC LT Championship to clarify the registration process and for sizing for Team BCSSA pool suits.
The Canada Winter Games coaches have released the January R2RD ST Newsletter, which announces the team and provides important updates as we count down to the Games!
The BCSSA Coaching Development Committee is searching for qualified coaches to lead Team BCSSA to the Canada West ST Championship and the Canadian Age Class LT Championship. Please apply by December 14th using the form below. Any questions should be directed to email@example.com.
The TEAM BC LT Selection Trials are scheduled to be held December 7-9th in Fort St John. There have been minor updates to the TEAM BC LT Selection Bulletin. Please note, as detailed on page 7 of the Bulletin, that requests for exemptions into the Selection Trials must be received by Monday November 26th.
All skaters who compete in the TEAM BC LT Selection Trials are encouraged to stay for the R2RD Team Pursuit Camp on Monday December 10th. Participation is mandatory for skaters who have provisionally qualified to TEAM BC LT. Advance registration is required via online form.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BCSSA Officials Development has selected officials for provincial-level competitions, include the TEAM BC ST Selection Trials, TEAM BC LT Selection Trials, BC LT Championship and BC ST Championship. Please see the attached memo for details. Any questions should be directed to email@example.com.
The TEAM BC LT Coaches have released the R2RD LT Newsletter for November 2018. Please carefully read the newsletter for important updates as we lead into the TEAM BC LT Selection Trials December 7-9th, followed by the TEAM BC LT Camp December 10th.
The BCSSA Athlete Development Committee is pleased to announce the final list for the 2018-2019 Provincial Performance Program (PPP). PPP skaters qualified based on their results during the 2017-2018 season. There will be mid-season opportunities for skaters to upgrade and/or enter the program.
Good luck to all of our BCSSA skaters as we begin the competitive season!
The R2RD ST Coaches have released the November edition of the R2RD ST Newsletter, including the ranking list after the TEAM BC ST Selection Trials in Red Deer. A reminder that TEAM BC ST will not formally be named until after the TEAM BC LT Selection Trials in early December.
The BCSSA Officials Development Committee (ODC) is releasing a list of officials (Referees, Starters and Recorders) who have indicated their availability for Interclubs this season. Meet Coordinators are encouraged to contact the available officials as soon as possible to “book” them as officials for their competition. Meet Coordinators may also contact/book other officials (full list of certified officials available here).
ODC will be releasing a list of assigned officials (to the TEAM BC ST Selection Trials, TEAM BC LT Selection Trials, BC ST Championship and BC LT Championship) shortly.
The R2RD ST October 2018 Newsletter has been released. The Newsletter includes the final R2RD ranking list. Per the TEAM BC ST Selection Bulletin, the top 16 skaters per gender are eligible to compete in the TEAM BC ST Selection Trials. Skaters in the top 16 are required to register online by Friday October 5th at 11:59pm MT (10:59pm in BC). Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.