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September 11, 2020

The 2020 Ontario Speed Skating Coaches Conference is going online! Join us during National Coaches Week and into October for a series of coaching webinars with speakers who are specialists in a variety of subjects.


We will kick off the conference on Wednesday September 23 at 8pm with Coaching in the COVID Reality - a sharing session featuring suggestions from speed skating coaches who have already returned to on-ice practices this season.


The conference will continue throughout September and October with weekly presentations, including:


Safe Strength and Plyometrics Training for Youth Athletes

with Zach Skubnik (R.Kin, CSCS) of Mind to Muscle in Barrie


Long Track Technique and Tactics

with Jordan Belchos, Canadian Long Track National Team and OSSA Member


Coaching Girls in Sport

with Elizabeth Migneron, OSSA High Performance Director


Short Track Technique and Biomechanics

Annie Sarrat, France National Short Track Team Coach


Additional topics include Sports Nutrition and Coaching Masters Athletes.


We will release presentation dates as they become available.

Stay tuned to the OSSA Website for details.


The cost of the 2020 Coaches Conference is $20.00 + HST ($22.60). This fee includes all sessions as well as access to the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders/Coaches e-Learning module.


Certified Coaches attending the Conference will be eligible for one NCCP PD Point per session attended on their Locker transcript.

Coaches who register for the conference but cannot attend a live session will have access to the session recording for a limited time.


Registration is open! Register HERE.

September 11, 2020

OSSA would like to congratulate the following coaches who successfully completed their coach portfolio and evaluation to obtain their

NCCP Certification in the 2019-2020 season:


Dan Curtis (London) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Mark O'Donnell (Oakville) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Peter Milne (Ottawa) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Mark Heung (Milton) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Matt Kump (Niagara) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Stephanie Bowskill (Markham) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Jack Lapum (Kawartha) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Paul Devellis (Oakville) - Introduction to Competition Certified

Bernie Cappuccitti (Greater Durham) - FUNdamentals Coach Certified


Thank you and congratulations to our newly-certified NCCP Coaches!

August 10, 2020

OSSA’s Summer Webinar Series continued last week with an Equipment Maintenance Webinar led by Francois Drolet of Nagano Skate.

The link to the recording is now available HERE until the end of August.

Recording Password: OSSAequipment2020*

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Mary Frances Carter, Executive Director
executivedirector@ontariospeedskating.ca

Julie Byers, Sport Manager

sportmanager@ontariospeedskating.ca 


Elizabeth Migneron High Performance Director 
hpdirector@ontariospeedskating.ca

Mailing Address:

100 St. Charles Street East,

Maryhill, ON N0B 2B0

Thank you to the Government of Ontario for their support!

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