Welcome to the home of Saskatchewan Speed Skating!
Saskatchewan Speed Skating Association is dedicated to creating an environment for the development, promotion and organization of recreational and competitive speed skating.
We are a community of skaters, coaches, volunteers and officials who believe speed skating is an affordable sport that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.
Our speed skating clubs are located in seven communities: Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Melville, Nipawin and Humboldt. But we are always looking for opportunities to introduce the sport to other communities or establish new clubs where there is interest.
Speed skating encourages individuals to achieve their personal best through full participation. There are no bench-sitters in this sport - just a lot of fun and excitement.
Speed skating also provides an opportunity for athletes of all ages to grow and develop to compete on the national and world stage. World-class speed skaters, such as two-time Olympic gold medalist Catriona LeMay-Doan, silver medalist Justin Warsylewicz and Jason Parker, and national team members Lucas Makowsky, and Kali Christ all grew out of Saskatchewan speed skating clubs. In the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Lucas Makowsky took home a gold medal as part of Canada's Pursuit Team.
So we encourage you to explore our web site, learn more about the sport and contact a speed skating club in your community.
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The SASSA Office will be closed June 20th - July 1st. Please email the Office if you require assistance.
REMINDER: THE SASSA AGM IS TOMORROW. THE MEETING PACKAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE . PLEASE COME OUT AND PARTICIPATE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION. LUNCH AND REFRESHEMENTS ARE PROVIDED.
The SASSA AGM will be held on June 8th in Saskatoon and Regina via video conference. The SASSA By-Laws that will be presetned can be found here. Lunch and refreshements will be provided. Please contact the SASSA Office if you are planning on attending.
Congratulations to all our skaters representing Saskatchewan at the Canada West Short Track Championships in Canmore, AB. Team Saskatchewan had 7 skaters finish in the top ten overall in their age categories. They also won 14 medals. Olivia Moyse won 2 gold and 2 silver on her way to T2T Female Champion. Gabrielle Sanson won two gold to finish second overall in T2T Female. Marco Schumann swept all the races with 4 golds on his way to T2T 13 Male Champion. Mason Vizcko won a bronze medal in the T2T 13 400m. Graeme Fish won 2 silver medlas in the 1500m and 3000m in the T2T 14 Male age category. The T2T 12/13 Male relay team also won gold. I would like to thank SASSA Provincial Coach Tim Comfort and Assistant COach Verna Kergan for all their hard work at the competition. I also think the parents deserve a big thank you from everyone for getting their skters to the competition admist one of the worst snow storms in 37 years, I am sure it wasn't easy. For full competition results please go here .
All personal best times for Short Track, Long Track and Olympic Style Long Track for the 2012-13 Season are completed and online. Please visit the Meet Results page for all the documents. Please contact the SASSA Office if you find a mistake or have any questions.
Congratulations to Keegan Christ, Canadian Junior A National Champion at the Canadian Short Track Championships. Keegan won the 500m, 1000m and won silver in 1500m and 3000m. Meanwhile his sister Kali added another silver medal at the World Cup Final in Heerenveen, NED in the Team Pursuit and a 4th place in the 1500m. She won a silver the previous weekend in Germany at the World Cup #8 for the team pursuit.
Congratulations to Saskatchewan Skaters at the 2013 North American Long Track Championships. Saskatchewan Skaters had many top 10 finishes, Some highlights were Axel Morin placing 2nd in the 1000m, 3rd in the 500m, Marsha Hudey placing 4th in the 500m and Hillary Fast placng 7th in both the 1000m & 1500m. Saskatchewan was represented by Katie Babich, Hillary Fast, Marsha Hudey, Ashley Shumate, Mark Beitel, Axel Morin, Elliott Nelson, Justin Warsylewicz, and Mike Wrubleski. Full results can be found here .
Congratulations to Marco Schumann and Olivia Moyse, Canadian Champions in the T2T 13 & T2T 12 age divisions. Saskatchewan also had eight medals won by Gabrielle Sanson (T2T 12 300m Gold), Graeme Fish (T2T 14 3000m Silver), Lauren Bell (Open Female 1500m), Alex Horst (Open Male 500m Gold, 1500m Silver & 3000m Gold) & Brianne Cipywnyk, Olivia Moyse & Gabrielle Sanson (T2T 11/12 Female Relay Bronze). Team Saskatchewan also had some great performances from all team members contributing to winning The Most Improved Province Award. Click here to see the full results. Special thanks to David Stevenson for being the assistant coach for Tim Comfort & Team Sask. Also to all the parents attending for creating a great cheering section for our team. Pictures can be found via our Facebook page, a link is located at the bottom of this page. Pictures courtesy of Greg Neufeld can be found here .
Summer Training Programs and link to diary on-line now!
Old Provincial Team skin suits are now on sale to all SASSA members. Skin suits are $100 each and quantity is limited. Please follow this link for more information.
New information on the calendar: (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info.)
May 4,5- Introd. To Comp. coaching clinic, Saskatoon
May 11,12- Blue Mountain CWG eligible training camp
June 28-July 1- back country bike trip for 12+ in Kananaskis Country
July (dates TBA)- 2nd CWG eligible training camps, planned at each club, all others invited. See the newsletter for details and registration.
July 15-20- Summer Speed at the Calgary Oval
July 22-27- Top Blade short track and long track camp
July- Sask. Top Blade LT "camp", more details to follow
Aug. 23-25- Fast is Fun and the 3rd CWG eligible training camp
Sep. 29- 2nd Annual Adventure race at Buffalo Pound
Spring Summer Newlsletter for coaches and skaters, now available!
SASSA Officials' Fall/Winter 2012 Newsletter is now online
Canada Winter Games, February, 2015, Prince George, B.C. (Technical Package )
Regina club flickr account!
SASSA HP Bulletin now online under the Provincial Coach Tab
SASSA HP Planning Inititiative now on provincial coach tab