ONTARIO DEVELOPMENT HUBS PROGRAM
Guided by the 2021-2028 High Performance Plan, and with the support of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries’ Quest for Gold Program, Speed Skating Ontario (SSO) is again offering the 2023-2024 Ontario Development Hubs Program (Hubs) for the top Long Track (LT) and Short Track (ST) speed skaters in Ontario. This program builds on last year’s Hubs program and introduces a Provincial Team and Development Team status for selected athletes.
The Hubs program will compliment Club programming to elevate the Daily Training Environment for Train to Train and Learn to Compete athletes in Ontario. Through the Hubs program, SSO aims to support the development of speed skaters in Ontario and prepare them for entry into regional and national training centres. The Hubs program also aims to increase medal potential for Ontario at both national LT and ST competitions.
The Hubs program will focus on dryland testing, dryland and strength training, energy system education, camps and group ice sessions throughout the spring and summer of 2023.
Provincial Team athletes will be invited to a dryland testing camp hosted in collaboration with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) at the Pan Am Centre in Toronto on the weekend on May 6-7, 2023. Our sport consultants at CSIO have collaborated with exercise physiologists in Montreal at the Institut National du Sport and in Calgary at CSI Calgary to ensure that our testing protocols align with our partners and are approved by Speed Skating Canada.
Full program details can be found here: Ontario Development Hubs Program.
The List of Invited Skaters can be found here: Ontario Development Hubs Program - Invited Skaters.
Hubs activities in each region can be viewed in the Google Calendars below.