January 29, 2021

Team Canada entered the ISU World Cup Speed Skating circuit with a bang last weekend! Despite having to train outdoors, on inlines, short track and dryland this season due to mechanical failure at the Calgary Olympic Oval, our OSSA skaters representing Canada showed they were prepared to start the World Cup Season!

Congratulations to Ivanie Blondin, Isabelle Weidemann and Jordan Belchos on a great World Cup 1 weekend in the Heerenveen bubble!

Ivanie - Gold in Ladies Team Pursuit, Silver in Mass Start

Isabelle - Gold in Ladies Team Pursuit, 5th in 3000m

Jordan - Bronze in Men's Team Pursuit, 4th in Mass Start, 7th in 5000m

Action is underway this weekend at World Cup #2!

You can watch the action on the ISU Youtube Channel.

Today in the Team Pursuit, the Women's Team with Ivanie and Isabelle won Gold while Jordan and the Men's Team claimed Silver!

January 8, 2021

Congratulations to 2 OSSA speed skaters who have been acknowledged for their perseverance in speed skating! Samuel Hurtubise (Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club) and Sarah Hannon (Hamilton Speed Skating Club) are recipients of the 2020 Beatrice Noble Memorial Speed Skating Scholarship, which recognizes speed skaters living with chronic medical conditions.

We encourage you to read about Sam and Sarah's inspiring stories which can be found on the Buffalo Speed Skating Website HERE.

Thank you Sam and Sarah for sharing your stories!

OSSA Notice of Cancellation

December 7, 2020

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.