Short (100m/111.12m) and long track (400m) diagrams
Waiver forms must be completed in IceReg
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in hosting a coaching course in your region.
The PACE Award Program is self-administered by individual clubs and may vary based on the club’s unique situation. PACE (Personal Achievement Celebration Event) Awards may be awarded to suit the individual skater, examples include:
The following information was prepared to assist BC coaches, skaters and parents to ensure that skaters are healthy and fit for the start of a new season. It is a guideline and should be modified as needed to suit each individual skater. The information presented below is intended for Performance Development skaters (competitive L2T, T2T and Junior skaters).
Please note that recommendations and websites included below are for information purposes only, and are not meant to be an exhaustive nor prescriptive list. Skaters and their immediate support team (parents, coaches, medical/paramedical professionals) are responsible for the season plan and health of each skater. Skaters are encouraged to verify the qualifications and experience of any medical/paramedical professionals.
To upgrade to Level 2, applicants must complete the Level 2 Officials Clinic (specific to the position), officiate at meets throughout the season and submit the Level 2 Upgrade form. Officials evaluation forms are available here. The BCSSA ODC administers upgrades to Level 2.
Upgrading to Level 3 is administered by Speed Skating Canada’s Sport Development Committee. Applicants for Level 3 upgrades must complete Speed Skating Canada’s requirements for Level 3 officials. All application forms (hard copy, below) must be submitted to the BCSSA ODC for vetting prior to submission to SSC.
Report to follow all BC Speed Skating sanctioned competitions
The sanction process is a guarantee between the organizer(s) and BC Speed Skating that the event will operate according to Speed Skating Canada and/or BC Speed Skating procedures.
Meets can be sanctioned under a BCSSA Sanction and an SSC Sanction:
Email the Competitions Committee to have the event added to the BCSSA Events & Results calendar. Dates should be added as soon as they are known.
All sanctioned meet registration forms must include the following statement and corresponding check box: “I have read and agree to the BCSSA Concussion Protocol”. The BCSSA Concussion Protocol can be found in Safety Resources.
Arrange to use BCSSA-owned equipment (horn start and/or electronic lap counter and/or helmet covers), as appropriate for the competition. Contact the host of the previous (local) competition to determine the current location of the equipment.
In coordination with the Recorder and Referee, plan appropriate racing events for the competition.
Note that these are the minimum requirements for a competition with a BCSSA Sanction. Competitions with SSC sanctions may have additional requirements.
The Sanction Certificate must be displayed by the Recorder’s Office during the competition.
The BCSSA Officials Code of Ethics must be visibly displayed during the competition.
The Track Certification Form must be completed by a surveyor and signed by the Chief Referee prior to the competition.
Copies of the BCSSA Injury Report Form, BCSSA Suspected Concussion Form and BCSSA Incident Report Form must be available at the competition venue. Examples of a reportable incident include: an altercation between participants and a parent/coach/official berating another person.
Copies of the Athletic Accident Report (insurance claim form) must be available at the competition venue. Ensure injured skaters (or their parents if the skater is a minor) receive a copy. The forms are to be submitted directly by the skater/family to the insurance company (details on form).
All sanctioned competition must follow the BC Speed Skating Concussion Protocol and safety procedures
It is the Meet Coordinator’s responsibility to ensure that the proper paperwork is completed after a competition. Meet protocols should be emailed to the BCSSA Competitions Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible following the competition.
Other reporting requirements (within 14 days of the competition) include:
Forms to be emailed to ODC:
The BC Winter Games (BCWG) are an important developmental event for athletes across the province. The BCWG are a mulit-sport event overseen by the BC Games Society and are held February of every other year (even years). Athletes represent their Zone at the Games.
Note: Zone Qualification Formats will be posted as they are completed by the respective Zone Rep. Qualification Formats are subject to change based on the number of eligible skaters. Updates will be posted to this page with the version number noted.
The 2023 Canada Winter Games will take place in Prince Edward Island. Sport-specific information is available on the Canada Games website.
BC Speed Skating will be preparing skaters for the 2023 Canada Winter Games via our Push to PEI program.
Resources are located on the COVID-19 & Safe Sport page.
See Required Equipment Page
Concussion prevention, recognition and return to sport protocols have been heavily featured in the media over the past few years. Speed Skating Canada has a webpage dedicated to Concussions/Brain Injuries, which provides speed skating specific education and resources for coaches, officials, club administrators and parents.
Within BC, the BCSSA Concussion Protocol must be followed at all sanctioned events. The protocol includes the administration of the Concussion Recognition Tool and the provision of the BCSSA Suspected Concussion Form. The BCSSA Concussion Protocol outlines the steps to follow in identifying a concussion and providing initial care. Return to play guidelines are also available for speed skating, through the Speed Skating Canada Return to Play Guide. It is highly recommended that clubs consider adopting similar protocols for their club practices.
One of the BCSSA values states that “We believe all members of the organization; staff, athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents, etc., are entitled to be treated in an ethical and professional manner.” Please see the Harassment Policy page on the BCSSA website for details. Any incidents occurring at BCSSA events should be reported using the Incident Report Form.
More resources are located in the COVID-19 & Safe Sport page.