- Summer Program Registration is Open. Program starts May 13. Program details can be found on the CSSA website for both Youth & Teens: https://www.calgaryspeedskating.ca/participate/summer/
- AGM Round-Up: The following were elected to the Board for 2019-2020:
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:
Top Skater – Sarah Hopkins and Katie Saunders
Most Improved Skater – Darryl Huet.
Most Dedicated Skater – Kayla-Marie Rietze.
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).