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November 29, 2013
Ontario Speed Skating Association
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Sports Day in Canada

Sports Day in Canada

RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, will be held this year on Saturday, November 30 in communities from coast to coast to coast. This national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance, is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport, build community and national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.

What is your club doing to celebrate Sports Day in Canada on November 30th? Wear you favorite jersey or skinsuit and get out and be active! Find an event near you!

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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that speed skating enthusiast on your list?

SSC has launched their new online store which has great stuff for the whole family!  Shop online today in time for the holidays.

Sochi 2014 Medals - a reflection of Russia

They are handcrafted, they are reflective of the Russian landscape, they are stunning and they are sought after by all who compete for one. 

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The Sochi 2014 Olympic medals are truly unique and feature Sochi 2014’s “Patchwork Quilt” – a mosaic of national designs from the various cultures and ethnicities of the Russian Federation. The medals depict the landscape of Sochi, with the sun’s golden rays reflecting through a prism of snowy mountain tops onto the sandy beaches of the Black Sea coast. Made by skilled craftsmen from a combination of metal and poly-carbonate, the medals have a sense of lightness and distinctive beauty.

The Olympic medals will weigh between 460 and 531 grams depending on the metal used – gold, silver or bronze - and will be 10mm thick and 100mm in diameter. In total, about 1,300 medals will be manufactured for the Sochi 2014 Games.


Thank you!Stewart

OSSA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to David Stewart for the invaluable contributions he has made to this sport and our organization in the role of an official, board member and committee member. David has resigned as OSSA board President and will be succeeded by Patti Pokol. Thank you David and best of luck with all that is in store for you!



Thank you and congratulations to the coaches who have been selected by OSSA to support Ontario skaters at national meets this season: 

ST National Qualifier – Ron Richards

LT Canada Cup #1 – Mike Rivet

ST Junior Trials – Ron Richards

LT Canada Cup #3 – Paula McConvey

Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships – Kristi Copeland, Sarah Leslie

Canadian Age Class Short Track Championships – Ernie Overland, Kelly Ball

LT Canada Cup #4 – Mike Rivet

ST Canada East – Blake Morrison, Bryan McSorley & 1 other TBD

Come and get in the Olympic Spirit with Kristina Groves!

Ottawa Pacers

ONTARIO LONG TRACK CAMP Brewer Park, Ottawa, Ontario January 3, 4 and 5, 2014  

The Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club wants you to join them and Olympic medalist Kristina Groves in kicking off a new long track speed skating season by participating in the Pacer's annual long track speed skating training camp to be held at the Brewer Park Oval, January 4th & 5th, 2014. This event promises to challenge your skating skills and performance in a fun and friendly environment.

Registration is $85.00 for the three day camp and races. Snacks and a hot lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday.

For registration or for more information, Please contact France Chevalier at  

Registrations will be accepted until 1.00 PM, January 2, 2014.

Speed skaters carve up the ice at first King event
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By Jeff Doner 

King Township’s first ever speed skating meet was a huge success, as skaters from all over Ontario descended upon the Trisan Centre in Schomberg for the event on Saturday November 16th. The King Speed Skating Club and its members hosted the event and participated in a full day of races and fun events. 

“We couldn’t be happier with the turnout and the way it ran,” said King Speed Skating Club president Rose Kimber. “The community support and the volunteer support was outstanding and we had help from the other speed skating clubs. We had a lot of kids there and were able to get the Special Olympics part, so it was a great day. A lot of people worked hard to make this happen.” Kimber said the club welcomed volunteers from the King chapter of the Business Women’s Networking Association, the Township of King, York Regional Police and high school students. 

King skater Yilin Liao, 6, skated in her first-ever competition and was all smiles after coming off the ice. “It was good,” she said smiling. “My favourite part is going really fast and I really like it.” Liao said she had a lot of fun cheering on her teammates throughout the day and said the competition wasn’t all about results. “I don’t care if I come in last and maybe one day I’ll be first,” she said. Kimberly Burjan is one of the King Speed Skating Clubs most advanced skaters and said it was great to be able to compete on home ice. “It’s definitely fun,” she said. “It’s a lot more like comfortable, I would say, because everybody is here and you know the environment, so it’s not something new and you know the ice. It’s a lot of fun.”

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