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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 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.

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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.