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January 23, 2015


Lucy Tries Short Track!

Did you know that a childrens book called Lucy Tries Short Track, written by Lisa Bowes and illustrated by James Hearne, was recently published? Olympia Trust Company has generously provided OSSA with some books to giveaway! If you want a chance to win a book make sure you're signed up for our eNews by February 16th!

High Performance SIRCuit

SIRC's Winter 2015 issue of SIRCuit is out and a speed skater is on the cover! Check out the online magazine to learn about sport nutrition beyond comfort foods, active vs passive recovery and more.

2015 is the Year of Sport in Canada

Have you made plans to celebrate? Check out the following sites for resources!

Did you know? We had 1832 twitter views last month! 
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Big team heading to Saskatoon!
We are proud to be sending a large team of skaters to Saskatoon in February for the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships! 

Skaters Zain Ahmed, Jeremy Batt, Kiera Bayne, Autumn Bland, Max Brant, Kelsey Carr, Jeslyn Chantler, Max Cole, Charles Coupland, Kennedy Feasby, Rachel Freitag, Nick Gardner, Robert Gaudreault,
Jaylen Gordon, Emil Hodzic-Santor, Richard Hooper, Arielle Howell, Adam Johnson, Sierra Johnson, Erik Jolliffe, Kaelan Jolliffe, Krista Laing, Chris Langridge, Nathaniel Leighninger, Claire Liew, Hannah MacDougall, Claire Mallard, Ian Ramzy, Cole Rogerson, Connor Rogerson, Taylor Saravanamuttoo, Oliver Scharf, Chloe Segal, Danielle Sykes, Connor Taugher, Amanda Tickner, Aidan Van Beek, Emma Varden, Emma Grace Wheeler, and Westley Yates will be wearing Ontario colours February 7th and 8th - wish them luck!

Congraulations to alternates Ellie Anderson, Sam Hurtubise, and Ian Babulic also!
Ontario skaters on the international scene!
The short track Canadian Open Championships wrapped up January 18th and Oakville skater Patrick Duffy finished 3rd! With that he has punched his ticket to Moscow for his first World Championships (as well as World Cups 5 & 6). 
Other Canadian skaters at the trials were William Preudhomme, Keri Morrison, Alphonse Ouimette, Alex Hale and Renee Steenge. 
We have many Ontario skaters participating in the long track world cups and single distance championships too. Heading to Norway for World Cup #5 are Jordan Belchos, Ivanie Blondin, Vincent De Haître, Robert Watson and Isabelle Weidemann who is making her senior world cup debut while still a junior age athlete!
Vincent, Alexandra Ianculescu and Richard MacLennan are off to long track World Cup #6 in the Netherlands and Jordan, Vincent, Robert and Ivanie will be competing at the World Single Distance long track Championships as well.
Congratulations to all of our skaters competing on the international stage!

Inside Coaching: Coaching Tips for Everyone in 2015!
The latest issue of Inside Coaching was sent on January 16th and there is a lot of great information for Coaches. Check out the newsletter from!


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