2017-2018 Speed Skating SeasonPosted: 20180409: Annual General Meeting and Year End Banquet
Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 20, 2018 to
Board of Directors
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?
Congratulations to Keri Morrison
Cambridge Speed Skating Club's own Keri Morrison has earned a spot on the Canadian Long Track team for the Fall Long Track World Cup series, racing in the mass start.
She earned this at the Fall World Cup Qualifiers held in Calgary, October 14-22, 2017.
The mass start selection was the total combined points over 2 races, once on the 14th, and again on the 22nd. Keri won the first race and finished 2nd behind Ivanie Blondin in the following race.
She gets to represent Canada, and at the same time, try to earn a spot for the 2018 Olympic Games. So exciting!!!
The first event is in the Netherlands, November 10-12, 2017. Learn more about Keri's achievements on her Canada Speedskating profile page.
Welcome Families and Try Before you Join Families to the 2017-2018 Cambridge Speed Skating Club!
On Tuesday Sept. 26th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM and on Thursday Sept. 28th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM we will be having a parents meetings followed by a social gathering for the parents and children of the club where we will be serving timbits, coffee and juice. The meeting will take place in the Optimist Room adjacent to our Club office (where you got your skates fitted at the beginning of the season).
We do ask that you make arrangements to attend one of the nights, the information is invaluable and will set the tone of the upcoming season. Attendance on both nights is not required as we will cover the same topics on both nights, but if you would to use the extra night to meet and greet other families please do so and join us!
We also ask that you review the Parents Handbook located at the following link on our website prior to the meeting as this is a great time to ask your questions related to items in the handbook which will help to ensure a co-operative meeting. View CSSC Parent Handbook
Hello Speed Skating families!
Welcome to another exciting season for our skaters. We're looking forward to seeing everyone out having fun, training hard and achieving some personal goals.
Registration for the 2017-2018 season will be on Tuesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 7th starting at 5:30pm. (2017-2018 Registration Form) Skate fitting will be available during registration.
As well, there will be fitting and order forms available for the new skin suits and spirit wear Tuesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 14th. We are also selling the old style skin suits at a 25% discount at this time.
The Try Before You Join registration will be Tuesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 14th (Try Before You Join Registration Form). If you know any families who might be interested in trying speed skating, please let them know about this opportunity to try the sport.
There is also an upcoming Introduction to Speed Skating course for parents who are interested in becoming officials and helping out at the Cambridge meet. Please go to the OSSA website for more details: http://ontariospeedskating.ca/officiating/
Have a great season!
The Skate Doctor Makes It All Better
Lauren Halls, 9, sat on the tiled ledge in the lobby of Hespeler Arena and pulled on her black-with-pink-polka-dots speed skating socks.
It was time to see if the Kitchener girl's special left skate still fit for the coming season.
Halls, a quietly determined choir girl who is learning violin, slipped her foot into the Australian-made boot bolted to a premium Chrome steel blade from the Netherlands.
A custom brace hinged to the boot wrapped around her shin like a bionic-looking appendage.
"You look like The Terminator," Vytas Jasinskas, the boot-altering, blade-sharpening Skate Doctor of the Cambridge Speed Skating Club said to Lauren as she pulled her athletic suit pant-leg down to cover it.
Summer Ice Program
Thanks to our guests from KW, Milton, Oakville, Toronto and the USA for joining our summer ice program.
Have a great rest of your summer!
On The Ice In the Height Of Summer - Children ages 6 - 12
Cambridge club's introductory lessons give kids a chance to try speed skating
Even in the height of summer, when most of us are thinking about beaches and cool drinks, nine-year-old Cooper Williams would rather be in an arena, zipping along on his skates.
The weather was a bit cool this weekend for August, but it was much chillier inside Hespeler Memorial Arena, as coach Blake Morrison taught a half-dozen kids the rudiments of speed skating. The Saturday hour-long lesson was the first of four introductory lessons that the Cambridge Speed Skating Club is offering this August (VIEW FLYER).
The club usually offers introductory lessons in the fall, but the extra session in the summer was made possible by a grant from RBC's Learn to Play program, which aims to get kids more physically active.
Learn to Speed Skate - Children ages 6 - 12
Learn the basics of speed skating in a fun environment.
Must be able to skate forward, 1 lap of arena and stop.
FOUR Saturdays in August at Hespeler Memorial Arena!
4 classes for $40.
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Cambridge Multi-Sport Oval
Presently the people of Cambridge are frustrated with the lack, size and age of the facilities available for sport and leisure within the City.
Organizations are forced to travel to communities outside of Cambridge to participate in the activities they enjoy.
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Please visit: www.cambridgeoval.ca for more information on this exciting opportunity that could lead Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo to the centre stage of athletics in Southern Ontario!