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April 4, 2013
Ontario Speed Skating Association
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Important Coach Notice!

Members who attended Fundamentals Coach or Introduction to Competition courses prior to August 2011 have until September 1st to complete their practical evaluation and have their $75 fee paid. 

More details on this process are available on our website

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Coach Help Wanted!

The King Club (located in Nobleton) is looking for any volunteers who might want to help out with coaching at their club next season. Skaters with provincial level Speed Skating experience can also apply. Please contact Saya Mullings.

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Nominations Due Friday!

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting we will be presenting several awards to recognize athletes, coaches, officials and other volunteers.  Do you know someone worthy?  If the answer is yes visit our site for details.
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Symposium Full!

OSSA is proud to announce that the Coaching Symposium is completely sold out and will be hosting a coach from Nunavut as a participant too!  Thank you to all coaches and clubs who are participating.

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Annual General Meeting - Registration Open!

The OSSA AGM will be held in Oshawa this year on May 24th - 26th. Members interested in attending are invited to fill out and submit a conference registration form.  The form has been updated as of April 1st to show final voting totals for each club.

Club Executives are asked to complete the Club Report Survey by April 21st.

We also invite members interested in volunteering for the Board of Directors to complete a nomination form.  The Board members currently holding positions that are up for election are not running for their positions again.

On our AGM site you will also find Committee volunteer forms, Skaters Representative volunteer form and more!
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Well Done Team Ontario Canada East!

A great team of thirty skaters coached by Kristi Copeland, Kelly Ball and Patti Walsh did a great job representing Ontario in Halifax at the 2013 Canada East Championships on March 22nd - 23rd. Three skaters achieved overall podium finishes; Gibson Himbeault 2nd in boys 13, Courtney Sarault 3rd overall in Girls 12 and Renee Steenge 2nd overall in Girls 13.  We also had four other skaters achieve podium finishes in various distances and our relay teams did a great job making the podium too.  29 personal bests were set by Team Ontario!
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For more details visit our website and for full results visit Speed Skating Canada's results page.  We also have a few photos posted on our site.
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Summer Camps Coming!
Toronto SSC has notified OSSA of a camp they are hosting In late July, focusing on Technique to help youth skaters get prepared for the new season. Skaters will have the option to do one or two weeks, July 15 - 19, July 22 - 26. The camp runs the full day, every day (9 am to 5 pm) and consists of on ice, dryland and educational sessions. For more information and to register please download the registration form

If your club is hosting a camp this summer and you’d like us to let OSSA members know about it send us an email!

All camps will be posted on the Development Page of the OSSA website.
Tel: (705) 652-9490
         Fax: (705) 625-1227
Email: ossa@ontariospeedskating.ca



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