2017-2018 Speed Skating SeasonPosted: 20180523:
Local high school student to pursue his speed skating dream overseas
Westley Yates to train at specialized training centre in England
Not long after he finishes his Grade 12 exams at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School next month, Guelph's Westley Yates will be hopping on a plane headed to Great Britain.
The 18-year-old is going to Nottingham to take his short track speed skating international.
"In the middle of April I got an offer to come to England and train there for the summer and see how that goes and stay there for the next season," the Cambridge Speed Skating Club member said. "I have my British citizenship and that would enable me to compete for Great Britain.
"In Canada it's really hard to make an international team because Quebec just dominates. It'll be a really great experience."
It could also be the first step to competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics at Beijing.
"I don't want to think that far ahead and set any expectations, but it would be really cool to go to the next Olympics," he said. "It's a childhood dream for every speed skater."
Read the FULL article on GuelphToday.com by Rob Massey.
Posted: 20180423: Inaugural Team Relay Challenge
Congratulations to Team Cambridge for being the Overall Winner of the Inaugural Team Relay Challenge held in Milton on
Great job everyone!
Posted: 20180410: What a GREAT Season!
Cambridge Speed Skating Club finished up a great season by sending skaters both east and west for national competitions. Going east to Levis, Quebec for the Canada East Short Track Championships were John, Aaralynn and Sherise. Headed west to Calgary for the Canadian Junior Selections were Kassidy, Westley and Sebastian.
All six skaters competed well and did the club proud.
McGill Races to Overall Gold at Canada East Championships
Aaralyn McGill claims all-around title for second straight year!!! Way to go Aaralyn!!
Aaralyn McGill may face her share of adversity, but victory is usually quick to follow.
At least it has been this season.
Falling in love with speed skating during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and thriving at it ever since, she recently returned from Quebec City with her second straight Canada East Short Track Championships overall title.
Capturing 12-year-old all-around gold was especially sweet, after a potentially devastating start in which the young Miltonian took an inadvertent shove in the final corner of the 1,500-metre race. Penalized for being off the track, McGill went from second to sixth in the blink of an eye and now needed a stellar rest of the weekend to bounce back and defend last year's championship.
I couldn't hear anything but the cheering. it was deafening. That pushed me to go for it and win." - Aaralyn McGill
Posted: 20180402: Summer 2018 Ice and Dryland Training!
CSSC is pleased to announce that our summer training program is now open for registration. Eligible participants are Provincial level 12+ year old girls and Provincial level 13+ year old boys. Please note that due to space availability, the final selection of participants will be made by the coaches and will be based on time standards, ability and fit with the program. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program by April 15th, 2018.
The program is 12 ice and dryland sessions on Saturdays, starting May 19th at 8:30am. Note that start times vary, so check the website calendar for details. Each Saturday will consist of 1 1/2 hours of ice time and 1 1/2 hours of dryland. Also included in the summer program are 13 dryland sessions of 1 1/2 hrs each on Thursday evenings at the Jacob Hespeler High School track. A schedule will be sent out to participants closer to the start date.
Registrations: Download the forms, complete, then scan and email the completed forms to .
Congratulations to our Regional skaters for a fantastic Provincial meet in Ottawa on March 10-11, 2018
There were lots of laughs, personal bests and fun.
We had six medalists at the meet including:
Posted: 20180221- Congratulations to all of our Cambridge skaters!
...on a successful Provincial A Championship meet in Newmarket on February 17-18, 2018.
Congratulations to Keri Morrison - AGAIN
Keri Morrison Off to her FIRST Olympic Games!
Despite individually qualifying for Canada's provisional Olympic long track speed skating team last month at the World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, Keri Morrison had 31 days to try and think about something, anything, else.
On Wednesday, Jan. 10, her mind was finally put at ease when the former Cambridge Speed Skating Club (CSSC) member was officially named to the long track team for PyeongChang, South Korea. The Burlington native will compete in the mass start, and is part of pursuit squad.
"It's been a weird month," Morrison admitted on the phone from Calgary, shortly after the Olympic team announcement. People were congratulating me and I'm saying, 'maybe', I don't want to get my hopes up too much. But in the back of my mind I was like, what if this is actually happening?