May Update from the Board!

2019-05-07

President: Josie Daub 

Vice-President: Robert Fenton

Treasurer: Bart Jorna

Registrar: Eniko Kapocsi-Kiss

VC Competition: Lee Diebert

VC Equipment: Justin De Vlieg 

VC Volunteers: Linda Sanche 

VC Communications & Social Media: Madeline Chomin  

VC Development: Kim Paterson

VC Officials: Paul Chateau

VC Fundraising & Marketing: still vacant – If you have any interest in this position, please contact Josie Daub at [email protected]

  • Gala at the Calgary Winter Club on Friday, April 26: It was a wonderful event, in a beautiful location with great food and many happy skaters celebrating their achievements from this past season.  If you were unable to attend and would like to pick-up your plaque (for award winners below), performance badges and skating certificate with your personal bests (every skater receives a certificate), please contact the Sofia Ali at the CSSA office ([email protected]).  Winners include:

Participants at the Canadian Long-Track Champioships: 

Females:Tatiana De Vlieg, Sophia Cross, Eloise Spence, Alexandra Volstad, Annika Johnston, Cecile Ferraro, Sarah Feschuk, Elliot Kellough and Kendra Hawkins

Males:  Kyle Ngo, Andre Erasmus, Ayden Osvath

Participants at the CanWest Short-Track Champioships: 

Females:Tatiana De Vlieg, Jasmine Bao, Claire Fenton, Elise Prpich, Alexandra Volstad, Annika Johnston, Cecile Ferraro, Sarah Feschuk, Elliot Kellough and Kendra Hawkins

Males:  Ahmed Sbeiti, Andre Erasmus, Arman Virani

·  Adult program awards: were distributed on Saturday March 23 at the adult party:

Short-track: 

Top Skater – Sarah Hopkins and Katie Saunders
Most Improved Skater –  Darryl Huet.
Most Dedicated Skater – Kayla-Marie Rietze.

Long-track:

Top Skater – Zack Zawada

Most Improved Skater – Jorge Bejar Saona

Most Dedicated Skater – Elizabeth Carlisle

·     Masters International Short-Track (MIST) Update: will be held on April 10-11, 2021 at Winsport arena.  The organizing committee is looking for someone to help with sponsorship and fundraising.  Please contact Cecilia Pacanins at [email protected]

  • The Fastest Hockey Player: The CSSA & Hockey Calgary will be holding a promotional event at the Oval on Thursday June 20, looking to introduce some hockey players to the sport of speed skating.  More details to come.
  • Looking for billet Families:The Olympic Oval is in need of help from our speed skating community!  Several younger skaters (around 16 years old) will join the Olympic Oval Pathway Program for the 2019/2020 season and are looking for a billet family.  If you live around the Olympic Oval and want to help a young skater achieve their dream, please get in touch with the Oval program coordinator Laurie Ehrman at [email protected] .   All help would be greatly appreciated!
  • All Sport One Day on Saturday June 15: The CSSA will be offering several try speed skating sessions at the Seton arena (the Oval will be re-opening the following week).
  • Tentative dates for CSSA competitions in 2019-2020: The Oval has tentatively slotted Jan. 11-12, 2020 for our long-track competition and March 7-8, 2020 for RU Fast (short-track).