All Ages Short Track Ability Meet & T2T (CanWest qualifier) Saturday November 9th to Monday November 11th , 2019 Location: Clareview Recreation Center Arena “A” 73804 139 Ave NW, Edmonton AB (Google Map)   Eligible Skaters: Any Speed Skate Canada (SSC) registered skater in the Active Start, FUNdamentals, L2T, and T2T (11-14 females, 12-15 males) on 100m track; Open Class … Read More

Edmonton Meet – Hotel Details


The 2019 Edmonton Fall Classic meet is coming up on Saturday, November 9th to Monday, November 11th, 2019! Please see below for hotel booking details: Location – The Marriott Fairfield Edmonton North https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yegfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-edmonton-north/ We have twenty standard rooms with two queens on hold Rooms are available from November 8th until the 11th The rate is $124 per night. This is a … Read More

Volunteers needed to help move mats


Hello CSSA members, We need help from some of our stronger volunteers to move new large mats from the Oval to the Tsuut’ina arena this Saturday. We also need a person on site at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex to promote Try Speed Skating sessions in that new location.  All promo materials are ready to be picked up at the CSSA. … Read More

Thanksgiving Cancellations + Photo Day


Hello Skating Families, The Oval has restricted hours during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and all CSSA practices will be canceled on Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14.  Your coaches will contact you for make-up practices if any.  Have a great Thanksgiving holiday! CSSA Group and Individual Picture Day Tuesday, October 15. Group and individual photos will be taken on Tuesday, … Read More

Special General Meeting – Oct.29.2019


Dear members, A Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in room 54 at the Olympic Oval.   The purpose of this meeting is to approve the financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2019, and to approve the by-law changes.  The CSSA 2008 bylaws are hereby repealed and replaced with the CSSA bylaws prepared in October 2019 in … Read More

Volunteers needed for CSSA Casino December 26-27, 2019


About 40 volunteers (18 years or older) are needed for the upcoming CSSA casino on Thursday & Friday December 26 & 27 at Cash Casino on Blackfoot Trail. This will be our ONLY fundraiser this season. Meals and snacks are provided for free to volunteers! By signing up for one shift, you can complete up to half your volunteer points … Read More

Volunteer Opportunity!


This year CSSA will be distributing water bottles and buffs to all of our skaters! We are looking for one volunteer per group to help distribute. If you’re interested in helping out, follow this link to register: volunteersignup.org/8CYCK

Red Deer Short Track Ability Meet


November 2, 2019 Eligible Skaters: Any SSC registered skating in the Active Start, FUNdamentals, L2T, T2T, Special Olympics   Location: Gary W. Harris Centre, Red Deer College 120 College Cir Box 5005, Red Deer, AB T4N 0T7 (Google Map)   Sanctions: AASSA Sanctioned   Time: 08:00 AM – 4:00 PM Racing starts at 8:30am. Final schedule will be sent to … Read More

Lethbridge Meet – Hotel Details


The 2019-2020 Bridge Bolt Short Track meet is coming up, on the 26th & 27th of October! Please see below for hotel booking details: Group booking at the Fairfield by Marriott To book a room, call the hotel at 587-425-0388 Group Name: Calgary Speed Skating Association Rooms need to be booked by October 11th Rate is $134 per night for … Read More

LSSA’s Bridge Bolt – Announcement


October 26th & 27th 2019 Location: ATB Centre 74 Mauretania Rd W, Lethbridge AB T1J 5A8 (Google Map)   Skaters and Distances: **** IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHERE TO REGISTER YOUR SKATER, CONTACT YOUR COACH **** &nbsp Group 1: T2T skaters Skaters will skate the 100m track: 200m, 400m, 1500m Skaters will be placed into divisions and seeded based on … Read More

FUNdamental Leader Course – Saturday, October 5


The FUNdamental Leader Course is designed to allow participants to acquire new knowledge to develop their skills as leaders/instructors, or simply equip a parent in guiding his/her own child in the practice of his/her favorite sport like speed skating. The knowledge gained would allow parents or young teens to access the practices as volunteer assistants to the Group Leader. Course FUNdamental Leader Instructor Debby … Read More

Upcoming CSSA Volunteer Opportunities


Hello CSSA Members, Welcome to the 2019/2020 season! We have several upcoming volunteer opportunities available: 1. Our busy Registrar, Eniko Kapocsi-Kiss, is looking for an assistant to help with data entry. Proficiency in Excel is required. The position is somewhat flexible — you can mostly work from home or at the Oval while your child is skating. Since the position … Read More

September Update from the Board


·      Introducing 2019-2020 CSSA Coaching Staff Adult ST: Guy Bushell, Larry Howe Adult LT: Guy Bushell, Nicole Gendron (Slusar) Teen 3/Jr ST: Ryan Hickman, Aaron Cooney Teen 3/Jr LT: Ally Bates, Kevin Yaholnitsky  Teen 2: Sam Pollock, Marika Nadel, Jack Diebert Teen 1: Tim Kury, Christian Liebzeit, David Seal, Kiersten Hagen Youth 3: Anders Johnson, Scott Vanderlinden, Greg Kendrick Youth 2: … Read More

1st Nutrition Workshop: Tuesday, Sept. 10


1stNutrition Workshop: Tuesday, Sept. 10: Snacks: Choices at school, after school & evening ideas. Presented by Kelly Anne Erdman, sports dietitian:  Kelly Anne has been a nutrition consultant to high-performance athletes for many years, including numerous national teams: Hockey Canada, Speed Skating Canada, Luge Canada, and the Oval speed skating program. She consults with athletes individually at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine … Read More

Reminder: Welcome lunch and parent meeting this Saturday from Noon to 2PM!


Hello CSSA members. Here are the details about Saturday’s event: Noon to 1PM: Pizza and snacks will be provided in the outdoor patio area just past the oval turnstiles. Families and adult skaters will get a chance to visit. *If possible, please click on the link below to register by Friday evening so we can get a rough idea how … Read More