Club News - Archived
Annual General Meeting of Members AND Year End Banquet
Thanks to all who came and joined us on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, at the Hespeler Memorial Arena, Beehive Room.
Canada East Short Track Championships in Halifax, March 23-24, 2013
Congratulations to Charlotte Clifford and Adriana Cuabu who represented Ontario! CSSC is proud of this accomplishement!!
Provincial C Championships, March 2-3, 2013 in Oakville ON
National Selections #2, Montreal QC, March 1-3, 2013
Open Class Female
Provincial A Championship, February 23-24, 2013, Kitchener ON
Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships, February 9-10, 2013, Winnipeg, MB
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!
Paisley: Gold in 3000m, 1500m, 1000m, 500m and all around
Sarah: Bronze in 3000m
Cam: Bronze in 3000m
Local startup, Concussion Toolbox, shows concussion-testing app to Cambridge Speed Skating Club
Olivia Scott loves to compete. So much so that when she was 13 years old, the Cambridge speed skater went against the advice of medical professionals and raced only two weeks after suffering a concussion.
UPDATE: 20130201-New Photos
View Photos of our Cambridge Speed Skating Club, 40th Anniversary Celebration, held January 26, 2013.
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Posted: 20121214 - CAMBRIDGE SPEED SKATING CLUB 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
40 years ago in Cambridge (Preston), Ontario, the first short track speed skaters touched the ice at Karl Homuth Arena and Cambridge became a speed skating town. Now, in our 2012/2013 season, we are celebrating 40 years of speed skating successes. Over the years we have seen hundreds of youth participate, both recreationally and competitively, in short track speed skating. Thanks to the many coaches and volunteers who have cheerfully helped and guided our athletes for the sake of the sport and personal growth.
Come and join in this celebration of our club, our coaches and volunteers, past and present, and of course, our founding parents. To share your experiences, please send us your pictures, stories and articles of past. We will display them for all in attendance to see!
An Open House will take place on:
Hot/cold appetizers, desserts and drinks will be served.
After our regular warm up laps there was a free skate followed by some skating games. The parents were even talked into joining in the fun and games! Everyone had had a great time! We were even visited by the Jolly Ol' Fellow himself!
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The Provincial Series Short Track Speed Skating meets are off to a great start.
Lots of fast races with tough competition. On Saturday we celebrated being awarded our Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for the purchase of the mats used for the meet. These mats meet the new SSC Level 4 requirements and were a good demonstration of the improved safety and protection they provide.
On Saturday we were also recognized by our MPP, Mr. Rob Leone, for this, our 40th anniversary year. We also celebrated being awarded our Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for the purchase of the mats used for the meet. These mats meet the new SSC Level 4 requirements and were a good demonstration of the improved safety and protection they provide. To view our press release, please click here.
Members of the OSSA Safety Task Group were present and held a SCAT2 seminar where they performed a demonstration evaluation.
Also on Saturday, the Provincial Series Meet #1 in Cambridge, Ontario was visited by Alex Hourahine of Active Cambridge. Says Alex, "Saturday it was on to the (Hespeler) Arena to watch the Cambridge Speed Skating Club host an Ontario wide competition. What an amazing sport, grace and power never went together so well. This is one exciting sport to watch and again seeing these young athletes give their very best on the ice then cheer like crazy for their team mates when it was there turn to race & awe inspiring." Pictures and a video at http://www.testingac123.com/speed-skating.html
Sunday started off with some very exciting 200m individual pursuits and ended with competitive points races. We also enjoyed the surprise visit by our very own Olympian, Cindy Overland (with the silver helmet), who helped to track steward.
I would like to thank the officials, coaches and many volunteers from Cambridge as well as those from other clubs who helped make this a successful and enjoyable weekend for all athletes. This wouldn't have been possible if not for their energy, hard work and dedication to the sport and athletes.
Posted: 20121107 - Cambridge Meet, November 3rd and 4th, 2012
LIVE race results were posted as they became available on our Facebook page.
The Provincial Training and Development teams and Quest for Gold selection and funding process document is now available for members. To view the criteria please review the following:
IMPORTANT NOTE for athletes 23 years and older - NEW THIS YEAR:
Next Generation athletes (as defined by OSSA) are skating athletes who are 23 years or older must formally submit a request for consideration to the Selection Committee.
Due date for applications for funding is Monday, October 29th, 2012. For more information please read the selection and funding process bulletin. Should you have questions please contact the OSSA office.
Officials are in high demand throughout the province. Now is your chance to complete the training and be involved at the meets.
Mark Saturday, November 17th on your calendars for a Level 1 Officials Clinic in Newmarket. Click here for more details.
The cost is only $10!!
Officials that took the Level 2 Track Steward clinic last season that do not have their Level 1 clinic completed should try to attend to be able to complete their certification.
If you are a parent new to Speed Skating, please click here to view the Parents Guide, courtesy of Speed Skating Canada.
Update: 20121015 - The TRY B 4 U JOIN, short track speed skating program is now closed for the fall.
Another summer is blistering by and we find ourselves fast approaching the 2012/2013 speed skating season. To get a jump start on the season, many of our athletes participated in summer ice and dryland training. I know others have kept active in other ways, including Blake's mountain bike training. For those who attended the "Overland and On-The-Ice" camp (view photos), you'll bring some polished techniques to the ice early in the season. All of this has been made possible thanks to the tireless efforts of our coaches, support people, the many generous volunteers and the Board of Directors. As a club, our accomplishments are also a reflection of the tremendous effort our athletes put into this sport. Continued...
The Cambridge Speed Skating Club was once again been able to bring together Ernie, Kevin, Cindy and Amanda to host the 2nd ANNUAL 'OVERLAND AND ON THE ICE' SUMMER CAMP!
This High Performance Training Camp with the Overland Family took place at the Hespeler Memorial Arena, Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Click here to view photos from the 2nd Annual Overland and On the Ice Summer Camp 2012
It was a big week for former Cambridge Speed Skating club member Dustin Miller.
At the Oval Finale and Canada Cup 4 long track speed skating competition in Calgary, Miller won two gold medals in the 500-metre events, as well as a silver and bronze in the 1,000-metre competitions.
The Kitchener native set a personal best time last Thursday with 34.76 seconds for the 500-metre gold, before winning gold again on the weekend in 35.05 seconds. In the 1,000-metre races, Miller set a personal best time of one minute, 8.78 seconds, a day after winning silver in the first 1,000-metre event.
As printed: March 19, 2012 http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/sports/article/1319801--miller-wins-four-medals-in-calgary
2012 Olympic Oval Finale Results:
Posted: 20120224 - LOCAL SPEED SKATER FINDS HIS STRIDE IN LONG TRACK
By: Ryan McCracken, Record Staff
Last year speed skater Dustin Miller suffered a back injury and a concussion that led to a drastic change in his skating career, for the better.
Miller, who had exclusively skated short-track since he began speed skating in 1998, was training in Europe with a Dutch team in May when he suffered the back injury. A few months later he took a fall at a training camp in Fort St. John, B.C., that resulted in a concussion, leaving him off the ice from mid-July to mid-August. CONTINUED @ therecord.com