CSSA Summer Training Program 2019

Summer training for the sport you love is here!

CSSA has worked with the Oval coaching staff to develop the 2019 summer program.  The Oval will be removing the ice surfaces starting March 17, 2019 and will have the ice re-installed in mid-June.  Prices and schedules are to be confirmed with the Oval in April, once the Oval has finalized scheduling with the international & national teams.

CSSA Summer Program will run from Monday May 13th, 2019 until August 30th, 2019.  The program is gradual and builds over the summer.  Our summer program will be flexible to accommodate skater needs.  Should you not be able to commit to the full or partial program, please contact us and we can make arrangements for a shorter commitment or a drop-in arrangement.

The CSSA Summer Training Program provides our skaters with the opportunity to participate in a summer season physical literacy/sport specific training program. The programs run between 2 and 4 days a week (depending on the age of the skater and the month of training) to ensure maximum results for the time being invested. The program is designed for FUNdamentals through Training to Train through Junior levels of athletes as outlined in Speed Skating Canada’s Long Term Participant and Athlete Development Model. The number of days per week that you will train will depend on your age, the specific program you are registered in and the month.

Registration Notes
A new consolidated registration process has been introduced for the Summer Program. Waivers and other forms are now part of the RAMP registration process. If you require skate rentals, you will have to rent the skates on RAMP in a separate transaction.

Prices and weeknights are to be confirmed with the Oval in April, once the Oval has finalized scheduling with the international & national teams

Register for Summer Program

The main objective for the CSSA Summer Training Program will be the overall development of the athlete’s physical capacities with a focus on aerobic capacity, strength conditioning and improving their fundamental movement skills.

The key points of this program are:

  • Development of the aerobic base;
  • Development and improvement of strength;
  • Introduction or further development of speed and sport-specific skills;
  • Session on stretching, nutrition and hydration, mental preparation; and

Establish pre-competition, competition and post competition routines.

Eligible skaters:

We are offering 2 Programs: one for our Teen/Junior skaters and one for our Youth skaters.

Teen / Junior Group:

Those skaters who are 11 and older and who skated in either the Senior Teen or Junior Teen groups (and some of our Y3 skaters) will register in one of the Teen/Junior Program.

Starting on Monday, May 13th, 2019 for the month of May we will train 2 times per week with one session of in-line training and off-ice technical training. For the month of June, a third session for off-ice technical training will be introduced.  For the months of July and August training will run up to 4 times a week as on-ice training is added.

This year our Program for the Teens will include: in-line skating with certified inline coaches (inline skate rental is included in the cost – location Bowness park); off ice technical training with our top coaches; and, of course from July we will be back on the ice once a week for technical sessions.

This group will also be dropping-in on occasion with the Oval program.  Some athletes may be asked to drop-in with Stage 1 of the Oval, as part of the Oval drop-in program.

CSSA is also offering another training option this summer, a track cycling (at the Glenmore Velodrome – 5300 19 St SW) program with a certified coach (the rental of a track bike is included in the registration fee) on Tuesday nights which is youth night.  Registration will be through the Calgary Bicycle Track League (www.cblt.ca).  The cost of the program is $150 for the summer plus the cost of the Alberta Bicycle Association membership (non-racing youth is $31).

As always, we will provide highly qualified coaches for all of our training sessions (TBA).

Prices and schedules are to be confirmed with the Oval in April, once the Oval has finalized scheduling with the international & national teams.

Youth Group:

Those skaters who are 11 and under and who skated in the Y3, Y2, Y1, I2SS and L2SS groups will register in our Youth Program.

Starting on May 13th, 2019, we will train once per week starting with in-line skating.  In June, we will move to twice per week and will introduce on-ice starting in July.

The Program will include off-ice training once a week and on ice technical sessions once a week. Off-ice sessions will be on Tuesdays. The days on which ice sessions will be held will be determined and subject to the schedule that the Oval will provide to us.