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With the financial support of the Government of Ontario, Speed Skating Ontario is hiring a Full Time Provincial Short Track Coach.


The Provincial Short Track Coach (PSTC) will be responsible for building additional coaching capacity within SSO. The PSTC will support the development of Train to Train, Learn to Compete and Train to Compete athletes in Ontario. The PSTC will represent Team Ontario and coach athletes at National Competitions.


The PSTC position will support the implementation of SSO’s High Performance Plan Strategy 2024 and Vision 2028 and support our involvement in the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program through the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO).

A detailed job descriptions can be found below

SSO Provincial Short Track Coach Job Description
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Interested applicants should send their resume to Mary Frances Carter at  by March 26, 2024

Quebec City, January 18, 2024 - Quebec-based Nagano Skate has reached another major milestone. A partnership agreement has been signed with Speed Skating Ontario (SSO). Nagano Skate will become the official sponsor of the Provincial Series, an integral part of Ontario's competitive speed skating network.

Nagano Skate also becomes the official supplier of apparel and training suits for SSO athletes, Provincial coaches, and staff. Tracksuits, jackets, coats, etc. will be proudly produced by Nagano Skate in the colours of the Ontario Federation.

"For us, this is an important step in the development of our company. We've already been working with SSO for the summer academies and we're excited to be able to do even more for the athletes with this new partnership," said Eric Bédard, Academy Director and Equipment Manager for Nagano Skate.

Nagano Skate is already a supplier to many speed skating clubs not only in Quebec, but in several provinces, and this partnership positions the company well on the Ontario scene.

"We are very pleased with this agreement, which consolidates the foundations of the work started with the Nagano Skate team at the summer academies. Our athletes know and trust the brand. So it's a natural fit for us to partner with Nagano Skate and their dedicated team," said Mary Frances Carter, Executive Director of Speed Skating Ontario.

Nagano Skate's expert advisors will also be on hand with their equipment at the end-of-season provincial championships in Kingston on March 9 and 10, 2024.

Nagano Skate is a Quebec-based company founded by short-track speed skating Olympians. The company specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of specialized equipment and protective gear for speed skating and field hockey.

For more information,

Eric Bédard Mary Frances Carter

Speed Skating Ontario is excited to share the announcment of the recipients of the 2022-2023 Annual Awards.

Please watch the video HERE for the awards announcement.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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