Photo: Jennifer Blakeley
SSO has adopted Speed Skating Canada’s (SSC) modified racing ages and distances from the updated Red Book. SSO remains focused on the need for improved skater and racer development across the province, which includes technique, speed, fitness, and racing tactics.
SSO also recognizes the need to welcome and attract new racers at the grassroots level as we strengthen the base of the Speed Skating Ontario pyramid and to provide fun introductory racing opportunities.
Clubs across Ontario are encouraged to host Regional Meets and invite Clubs in their Region and the Flex Region to participate, if they have space. Here are the list of Regions across Ontario for Regional Racing:
East: Ottawa, Gloucester, St. Lawrence, Kingston, Quinte, Kawartha
Central: Durham, Markham, Newmarket, Barrie, Toronto, Brampton
West: Milton, Oakville, Hamilton, Niagara, Cambridge, Kitchener Waterloo, London
Flex: Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay
Upcoming Regional Meets:
Ottawa Regional Meet - Sat Sept 23, 2023: Meet Announcement
Kitchener Waterloo WESTERN Regional Meet - Sat Oct 14, 2023 (morning): Meet Announcement
Kitchener Waterloo CENTRAL Regional Meet - Sat Oct 14, 2023 (afternoon): Meet Announcement
Kingston Regional Meet - Sun Oct 22, 2023: Meet Announcement
Markham Regional Meet - Sun Nov 26, 2023: Meet Announcement
Regional Racing Program Resources