October Update from the Board


·       Tsuut’ina location:  Thanks to the work of the Regional Speed Skating Development Committee and especially CSSA Board Member, Kim Paterson, the CSSA will be holding its first practices in October at the new Tsuut’ina location (Seven Chiefs Sportsplex).  The new facility has 2 NHL rinks, fitness room and a large gymnasium with running track.  It is located near Anderson Road and 37th Street SW (amidst the ring road construction).  The sessions currently target learn to skate participants as a feeder group for the youth and teen programs at the Oval.  Free try speed skating sessions will be held on the following dates.  Invite your friends!

Saturday, October 26:             4:30 – 5:30

Wednesday, October 30:         4:30 – 5:30

Saturday, November 2:            4:30 – 5:30

Wednesday, November 6:       4:30 – 5:30

·       Mini-meet on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM: Our first mini-meet of the year promises to be a lot of fun and a great tune-up prior to the start of the race season.  Everyone will do a few races based on each skaters ability – just show up, no need to register but advise your coaches if you will not be there.  Drinks and snacks will follow in Room 54 (next to skate shop on ice level), following the racing. (L2SS – Y3 RACING)

·       Special General Meeting: will be held on Tuesday, October 29 to approve the financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2019, and to approve revised bylaws of the Society.

·       Remembrance Day: All CSSA practices at the Oval & Seton locations are cancelled on Monday, November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.

·       Casino December 26-27, 2019 at Cash Casino: We are still looking to fill a few shifts for the casino.  It is easy (you are trained on the job), you get fed and you get to meet other CSSA parents. This is by far the largest fundraiser for the club, bringing in about $70,000 every 18-24 months and will be the ONLY fundraiser this year.   Please sign-up at: volunteersignup.org/99DHM

·       Upcoming Important Dates which are also on our Google public calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=calgaryspeedskating.ca_onrnpanofnk48jl4upmips9jqo%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FEdmonton

October 26-27: Lethbridge ability meet

Tuesday October 29 at 6:30 PM in room 54: Special general meeting to approve financial statements and by-laws

November 2: Red Deer ability meet (at Red Deer College – new location)

November 3: Try speed skating at 1:45 PM

November 5: Kelly-Anne Erdman, nutritionist, Session 3, Room 54

November 9 – 11: Edmonton competition and CanWest qualifier

November 11: Remembrance Day – no CSSA practice

November 12: Clare Fewster, sports psychologist, Session 3, Room 54

·       Competition Calendar: is available on the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association website: http://www.albertaspeedskating.ca/events/event-schedule/google-calendar .  Key events for CSSA skaters:

·       October 26-27: Lethbridge meet

·       November 2: Red Deer meet (at the new Canada Games facility)

·       November 911: Edmonton Fall Classic

·       December 7: Canmore meet

·       December 14-15: Edmonton long-track (outdoor)

·       January 2: Junior short-track invitational, Edmonton

·       January 11-12: CSSA Alberta long-track at the Oval

·       January 1819: Red Deer long-track (qualifier) (outdoor)

·       January 25: Rocky Mountain House meet

·       March 78: CSSA RU Fast at the Oval

If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]