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February 28, 2014
Ontario Speed Skating Association

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Skate to Sochi 
in Action
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On Tuesday February 11, 2014 the London Speed Skating Club held a “Skate to Sochi” Skate-a-Thon.  Here Coach Cris, Coach Jonas and 15 Skaters from the First Hour take a break between laps to pose.

Thanks to generous Londoners and Club supporters, the skaters raised several thousand dollars.


Photo by Barb deVrijer.

Masters International Short Track 2014 
Hosted by the Gloucester Concordes, the 2 day event (April 5th, 6th), will take place at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex. Registration deadline has been extended to March 19th.  Register here.


The Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Speed Skating Association will be held May 24, 2014 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Oshawa.  Information is currently posted on our website with more information to follow in the coming weeks. 


Congratulations to Our Olympians!

Congratulations to all of our Ontario skaters who made us proud in Sochi!  Below is an overview of their tremendous performances:

Ivanie Blondin - 
Finished 24th in the Ladies 3000m with a time of 4:18.70  
Finished 14th in the Ladies 5000m with a time of 7:20.10

Christine Nesbitt - 
Finished 12th in the Ladies 500m with a time of 38.61
Finished 9th in the Ladies 1000m with a time of 1:15.62
Finished 17th in the Ladies 1500m with a time of 1:58.67 

Vincent de Haitre -
Finished 20th in the Men's 1000m with a time of 1:10.040
Finished 33rd in the Men's 1500m with a time of 1:49.42

Richard Shoebridge (representing Great Britain) - 
Finished 27th in the Men's ST 1000m with a time of 1:27.806

MY Coach Finalist!

My Coach Video Contest 3

Ontario speed skating coach Darryl Rowsell is in the spotlight as one of the 5 finalists in the MY Coach video contest supported by Coaches Association of Ontario.  This honour is thanks in large part to the superb video developing skills of Kennedy Feasby.  The Coaching Video was short-listed to the top 5 and is now available on-line for voting. Public can vote 1 time per day for the entire month of March.  Click below to view the video and to vote for Darryl!
Voting                Videos 

It is truly special when a group of athletes take the time to create a video tribute to their coach. At the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards ceremony in May, the top video producer(s) as determined by the highest number of votes received by the public as of March 31, midnight will win a cash prize of $800. Two runner up prizes of $200 each will be awarded to the videos with the second and third largest votes cast during the month of March 2014.

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Coach PD Day
Tel: (705) 652-9490
         Fax: (705) 625-1227

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Lakefield, Ontario K0L2H0

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