BC Speed Skating will be hosting the sport-specific modules of the NCCP Intro to Comp Coaching Course on February 29th-March 1st, 2020 in Prince George. Registration is available on the Locker.

Participants should take the multisport modules individually. Multisport modules are hosted by viaSport BC, both online and in-person. Costs are available on the viaSport website.

There are three upcoming officials clinics at the Richmond Olympic Oval! Email officialsdevelopment@nullbcspeedskating.ca to register for the Level 1 Officials Clinic (9:15-11:15), Level 2 Timing Clinic (12:15-14:15), and/or Level 2 Finish Line Judge Clinic (14:15-16:15).

BC Speed Skating has lined up a dynamic group of coaches for the three upcoming Academy Fall Camps! Registration remains open  *here* .

Academy ST Fall Camp (Kamloops, September 6-8)

The Academy ST Fall Camp will be led by ST Provincial Coach Nicole Garrido. Nicole is a former national team skater and the current Richmond Olympic Oval High Performance Head Coach. She is completing her NCCP Comp Dev certification. Nicole will be supported by three-time Olympic medallist Jonathan Guilmette. Jonathan is currently the Manager of the High Performance Short Track Program at the Calgary Olympic Oval.

Academy LT Fall Camp #1 (Fort St John, September 13-15)

The Academy LT Fall Camp #1 will be led by LT Provincial Coach Jennifer Gibson. Jennifer is completing her NCCP Comp Dev certification and is the Head Coach for the Salmon Arm Icebreakers. Jennifer attended the 2019 Canada Winter Games as a Women in Coaching Apprentice Coach, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Jennifer will be supported by Olympic medallist Justin Warsylewicz. Justin is a Registered Massage Therapist and coaches Stage 2 LT at the Calgary Olympic Oval. 

Academy LT Fall Camp #2 (Fort St John, October 4-6)

The Academy LT Fall Camp #2 will again be led by LT Provincial Coach Jennifer Gibson. She will be supported by Jeff Kitura, a BC native who skated with the national team for eight years. Jeff is NCCP Comp Dev certified and coaches Stage 3 LT at the Calgary Olympic Oval. 

BC Speed Skating is pleased to announce the naming of two provincial coaches for the 2019-2020 speed skating season – Nicole Garrido (short track) and Jennifer Gibson (long track).  The coaches will be working with BC Speed Skating Technical Director Chris Acton to develop Academy programming, lead Team BCSSA at national competitions, mentoring athletes, and developing speed skating in British Columbia.Nicole joins BC Speed Skating as the Richmond Olympic Oval High Performance Head Coach, Richmond Rockets Coach, and Special Olympics BC Provincial Team Training Coach.  Following the completion of her Athlete Coach Services internship at the Canadian Sport Institute, Nicole is currently completing her NCCP Competition Development Speed Skating certification.  Nicole’s personal skating experience includes racing for Canada in World Cups and World Championships.  Nicole will be coaching the upcoming Academy Short Track – Kamloops with assistance from Jonathan Guilmette. Nicole can be contacted at nicole.garrido@nullbcspeedskating.ca.

Jennifer joins BC Speed Skating with over 20 years of coaching experience – most recently as Mentor Coach Long Track to TEAM BC at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Coach Coordinator & Coach in Fort St. John, and Head Coach of Salmon Arm Speed Skating.  Jennifer is currently completing her NCCP Competition Development Speed Skating Coach certification and brings a wide variety of sport education certifications including BSc in Exercise & Health Physiology, NCCP Level 1 Olympic Weight Lifting, and Strength & Conditioning.  Jennifer’s skating experience also includes racing as a nationally ranked Team BC athlete throughout competitions around North America.  Jennifer will be coaching the upcoming Academy Long Track camps in Fort St. John along with assistance from Justin Warsylewicz and Jeff Kitura. Jennifer can be contacted at jennifer.gibson@nullbcspeedskating.ca.

Congratulations and welcome coaches!

Deadline Reminder – Today – Wednesday, August 7, 2019:

BC Speed Skating is pleased to announce that we have secured funding to contract a ST Provincial Coach and a LT Provincial Coach for the 2019-2020 season. 

Working with the BC Speed Skating Technical Director, the Provincial Coaches will be responsible for Academy programming, leading Team BCSSA at select national competitions, skater monitoring, and sport development. Please see the attached Job Descriptions (ST Provincial Coach and LT Provincial Coach) for more details.

The first Academy camp of the main season begins September 6th. In order to have the Provincial Coaches in place in a timely fashion, applications are due to the BC Speed Skating Technical Director by August 7th, 2019. Please submit a cover letter and resume to chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca by 11:59pm Pacific on Wednesday August 7th. 

More information

The 2019-2020 Competitions Format Bulletin has been released! This bulletin outlines the eligibility, seeding, and format for provincial-level competitions, including the BC Cups, BC Championships and FUNales.

Please also see this short video message from BCSSA Technical Director Chris Acton, which explains the qualification format for the BCST Championship. Any questions should be directed to Chris (chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca).

BC Speed Skating is pleased to announce that we have secured funding to contract a ST Provincial Coach and a LT Provincial Coach for the 2019-2020 season. 

Working with the BC Speed Skating Technical Director, the Provincial Coaches will be responsible for Academy programming, leading Team BCSSA at select national competitions, skater monitoring, and sport development. Please see the attached Job Descriptions (ST Provincial Coach and LT Provincial Coach) for more details.

The first Academy camp of the main season begins September 6th. In order to have the Provincial Coaches in place in a timely fashion, applications are due to the BC Speed Skating Technical Director by August 7th, 2019. Please submit a cover letter and resume to chris.acton@nullbcspeedskating.ca by 11:59pm Pacific on Wednesday August 7th.