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.