RU Fast Meet Announcement



Saturday March 3th, 2018
Sunday March 4th, 2018



Location: Olympic Oval
University of Calgary
288 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4V8 (Google Map)
Sanctions: AASSA Sanction and SSC Sanction
Entry Fees: All Groups: $65.00 including GST
Entry Deadline: Tuesday February 20th, 2018 @ 9:00PM – Absolutely no late entries will be accepted.
  • Group 1: T2T
  • Group 2: L2T, FUND, Active Start
  • Group 3: Open (Jr/Sr), Masters and Special Olympic on 111m Track

Note: Younger or newer T2T skaters unable to skate the T2T distances can register in Group 2(L2T).

L2T skaters that want to skate in Group 1 must meet at least one of the following time standards:

  • 400m: 0:48.00
  • 1500m: 3:20.00
  • 3000m: 6:50.000

3000m Points Race (Group 1)

  • Coaches should ensure that all Group 1 skaters are familiar with the points race format.
  • Lapped skaters will NOT BE DISQUALIFIED. They may complete the race.
Coaches Meeting: Saturday, March 3th @ TBA
Format: Group 1
Training 2 Train
RUFast is the second selection event for team Alberta for Canada West. The following format comes from Alberta’s Competition Bulletin.

  • Skaters will be separated by gender and grouped together on ability as per other Alberta ST events (no separation of single year age categories) and seeded into different divisions per distance and based on seed times.
  • The order of racing for the Alberta events will be:
    • Saturday
      • 200m
      •  3000m points race
      •  relays
    • Sunday
      • 400m
      • 1500m
  • The 3000m points race will be seeded into finals of 8 based on seed times, all skaters will be allowed to finish their 3000m race.
  • The 200m will be run as a pursuit for heats and mass start (4 on the line) for the finals.
  • The 400m will be seeded into divisions of 12 based on seed times and will run heats, semi-finals and finals.
  • The 1500m will be run as a version of a super final, seeded based on accumulated points from the 400m and 3000m races at the same event
Group 2
Learning 2 Train
Active Start
All divisions will be mixed gender and divided based on ability.  There will be a balance of developmentally appropriate short distances, long distances and skill events for this group

  • All skaters will race a minimum of 5 distances
  • All skaters will be ranked and seeded on 400m and/or 200m times
Group 3
Open (Juniors and Seniors)
Special Olympics
  • Open Jr/Sr: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m
  • Masters: 500m, 777m, 1000m, 1500m
  • Special Olympics: 333m, 500m, 777m

All Skaters will be ranked and seeded on 500m times

Safety Equipment: SSC Rules D3-100 (Short Track Start) will be strictly enforced.
Results: Results will be posted on line at
On-Site Food: Food and drink will be provided for officials, volunteers, and coaches. The Food Court at the University will be available for everyone else.
Allergy Alert: We have a number of skaters with severe peanut and nut allergies.  Please refrain from bringing these products.
Officials and Volunteers: With this event being held over two days on two ice surfaces, an incredible number of officials and volunteers will be required. We are asking all participating clubs to please help us out with this.
Sign up is on the CSSA Website , click on the VOLUNTEER tab
Skate Sharpening: Due to metal shavings on the ice surface creating maintenance issues, the Olympic Oval has assigned a designated skate sharpening area.  It is located at the north end of the track area by the north skate storage area.  See provided signage.   **Sharpening in any other area is prohibited this includes stands, seating and change areas.

Due to the high volume of competitors, the Oval Skate Shop cannot guarantee skates dropped off on Thursday, March 1st, Friday, March 2th or Saturday, March 3th for sharpening will be ready for the next day.

Professional Photographer: We are excited to have sports photographer Tammy Lipsett from One Shot Sports Photography at RUFast for both days. She will be at ice level taking action shots of all skaters during racing. Tammy does not want to miss any skaters, so if you do not see your skater please stop by her table with your division and helmet number and she will ensure she photographs your skater. The table will be on the sprint pad to the left of the stairs. Look for signage!

We have had a custom 8×10 magazine cover designed especially for RUFast. Also available are Trader Cards, Buttons, Film Reel strips, Collages, Photos and much more! Most items are printed on site. Forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Cheque and Cash.

This is an example of our magazine cover. The actual design may differ slightly. Tammy will take a wonderful picture of your skater to be inserted in the cover. Please help the CSSA with our fundraiser and purchase a memento from the RUFast Meet.

Inquiries: Registration inquires: [email protected]
Other inquires: [email protected]
Accomodations: Travelodge Calgary University
Address: 2227 Banff Trail NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-289-6600 or 1-888-276-8666
Best Western Village Park Inn
Address: 1804 Crowchild Tr. NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-289-0241 or 1-888-774-7716
Hotel Alma
Address: 169 University Gate NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-220-3203 or 1-877-498-3203