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OSSA Competitive Season Cancellation

December 7, 2020

OSSA Notice of Cancellation
It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the remainder of the 2020-2021 Short Track season including the Ontario Provincial Circuit and the Ontario Elite Circuit have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns and limitations.
This is a decision that was not made lightly but with an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and all other stakeholders. In making this decision we considered the clubs’ ability to secure ice for competitions, the number of skaters allowed, the commitment to travel to competitions and determined with so many uncertainties that cancellation was the most appropriate and prudent action to undertake.
We are continuing to offer virtual competitions and virtual dryland training, which started again on November 28. We are also delighted to have just shared our NextGEN Provincial Training Program with the skating community.
The Ontario Speed Skating Association is proud of its membership and the ongoing commitment to providing innovative solutions to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Rest assured that as new developments happen, we will keep you informed every step of the way. We all look forward to getting back into the arenas for competitions when it is safe for us to do so.

Special Olympics Canada Coach of the Year!

December 7, 2020

After being named the Special Olympics Ontario Coach of the Year in the fall, we would like to congratulate Laura Woodall for receiving the same honour with Special Olympics Canada!

Laura has been a Special Olympics speed skating coach for 22 years. She coaches in Belleville, but her expertise and technical knowledge have improved the sport across the province. She is a mentor to many coaches and helped bring the quality of speed skating in Ontario to new levels. She helped integrate Special Olympics racing into our Ontario Speed Skating meets, which has created positive experiences for all skaters – with and without an intellectual disability.

Laura has a very special place in our hearts as an entire Province. Her dedication and enthusiasm to everyone at the rink is exemplary. Well done. Well deserved. And, we can’t wait to thank Laura in person!

OSSA Virtual Dryland is Back!

November 30, 2020

Ontario Speed Skating is hosting another series of OSSA Virtual Dryland Sessions with Ryan and Sean McAnuff of Elite Performance Training. These weekly sessions will run until February 2021.

Join us on Saturday afternoons at 1pm via Zoom. All skating members of Ontario Speed Skating are welcome to attend and sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live!

To register for the winter series of OSSA Virtual Dryland, complete this Google Form.

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Mary Frances Carter, Executive Director

Julie Byers, Sport Manager


Elizabeth Migneron High Performance Director 

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Maryhill, ON N0B 2B0

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