Club News - Archived

Posted: 20180409: Annual General Meeting and Year End Banquet
  • Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hespeler Memorial Arena, Beehive Room, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge
  • Registration: 5:45 p.m.
  • Business Meeting: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Awards Presentation: 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Banquet: 7:00 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 20, 2018 to

Board of Directors

There are a few available positions for this coming season. All positions are a one year term. Please send Jamie or Mark an email by April 15th if you are interested in one of these positions or have any questions regarding them. Send an email to: or

Open Positions
· Member of the Board of Directors
· VP Finance
· General Manager

Posted: 20171025
Congratulations to Keri Morrison
Keri Morrison has earned a spot on the Canadian Long Track team for the Fall Long Track World Cup Series

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.

Posted: 20170923
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

Posted: 20170817
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:

Have a great season!

Posted: 20170818
The Skate Doctor Makes It All Better
Vytas Jasinskas helps Lauren Halls specially designed speed skate

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.

Read the entire article by Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record!

Posted: 20170817
Summer Ice Program

Thanks to our guests from KW, Milton, Oakville, Toronto and the USA for joining our summer ice program.

Summer Ice Program Thanks
Have a great rest of your summer!

Cambridge clubs introductory lessons give kids a chance to try speed skatingPosted: 20170808
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.
That's how he and his entire family found themselves in a chilly arena on Saturday, trying out speed skating for the first time.
Cooper, an avid hockey player, was intrigued by the long blades and power of speed skating, and asked his parents to give it a try. With three athletic kids who like to skate, his parents decided to sign up all three siblings for summer lessons. His sister Sara, 11, said it took some getting used to the long, flat speed skating blades, but as the lesson went on, "I kept doing the drills over and over again, and it seemed faster every time. That was fun."

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.

Read the entire article by Catherine Thompson Waterloo Region Record!

Posted: 20170611
Learn to Speed Skate - Children ages 6 - 12
Learn to Speed Skate

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!

  • August 5th: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • August 12th, 19th and 26th: 10:30am - 11:30am

4 classes for $40.

Helmet Fitting

Watch the linked video for information on proper helmet fitting.

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Cambridge Multi-Sport OvalPosted: 20141020 - THE TIME HAS COME

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.

Decades of fiscal restraint coupled with continuous growth has Cambridge in a prime position financially to offer the expansion of its facilities to include this Multi-Sport Oval facility.

Please visit: 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!

Posted: 20171018
Celebrating the Life of Sam Fackoury
September 18, 1960 - October 14, 2017

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Sam Fackoury

Sam lived life to the fullest and will be deeply missed by his wife of 33 years, Jackie (nee Beattie), children Sarah Widdis (Mickel), Bradley (Rachel) and Eric (Lyndsey), and holding a special place in his heart , granddaughter Hadley Widdis. He will be fondly remembered by his mother, Celeste Fackoury, parents in-law Dave and Verna Beattie, sisters Kendra Fowler (Fred) and Cheryl, brothers and sisters in-law Ed and Kim Dickson, Howie & Karen Beattie along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Paul and his sister Denice.

Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses and the support of many dear friends and family who helped us through the past 3 years with Sam's heroic journey with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made honoring him to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. Sam appreciated how Rockway helped form his children into the successful, hard working, compassionate adults they have become and continued to believe in the mission of the school.

Bennett WianckoPosted: 20170721
It is with deep sadness that the Cambridge Speed Skating Club offers it's sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bennett Wiancko.

Bennett and his family fought an intense and courageous battle against multiple brain tumors but a few days before his 24th birthday Bennett passed away.

Bennett was a member of the Cambridge Speed Skating Club for about 10 years and represented the club in many short track and long track competitions. He was also a member of Team Ontario and went to numerous Canadian Short Track Championships and Long Track events. His fellow athletes enjoyed skating with him, but also enjoyed his witty comments in the dressing room while he was getting ready at a leisurely pace, which often made him the last skater on the ice (and sometimes in trouble with coach Ernie).

Please keep Bennett's sister Holly, his mom Cathy (past president) and his dad Chris in your thoughts and prayers as their journey continues while coping with this loss. Bennett we will not forget you.

A note from Bennett's family:
Some people have inquired about donations in his name and knowing Bennett, we have chosen to support a charity that provides bed kits to children in need. Sleeping Children Around the World would be honoured to receive any contributions in Bennett's name. Please visit if you wish to donate. Bennett talked a number of times about the possibly having the opportunity to help deliver bed kits in the future once he became well again.

Posted: 20170515
Introduction to Speed Skating Program

On Friday, May 12th, Cambridge Speed Skating Club hosted an Introduction to Speed Skating program with a local elementary school.

Coach Blake Morrison states, "The program went very well!! Everyone had a great time and were very excited to have tried something new."

A big shout out to Blake and the volunteers who made this possible: Brie, Bradley, Karyn, Daniel, Vytas, Scott, Josh and Sylvie.

Aaralyn McGill and Coach Ernie OverlandPosted: 20170328
March 25-26, 2017 - Ottawa, ON

Congratulations Aaralyn!

Aaralyn won:

  • Gold in the 200m
  • Gold in the 400m
  • Silver in the 1500m
  • Silver in 2000m points race
  • Gold for 11yr old girls overall champion

...while competing with Team Ontario at the Canada East Championships!

Way to go Aaralyn!

Aaralyn McGill - As Published Online

Provincial B ChampionshipsPosted: 20170322

Provincial B Championships
March 18-19: London, ON

Good results this weekend!

A number of families stayed over the at Four Points on Saturday night and enjoyed a well attended team dinner at Earl's followed by a evening of fun and swimming back at the hotel pool.

Provincial B ChampionshipsEnough energy was left in the tank on Sunday to pull the following top finishes:

  • Nick (Gold)
  • Scott (Bronze)
  • Roslyn (Gold)
  • Georgia (Bronze)
  • Ariah (Gold)
  • Rachel (Bronze)
....With coaches Ernie and Marg

Hespeler Reunion 2016 committeePosted: 20170316


This week the Cambridge Speed Skating Club received a generous donation from the Hespeler Reunion 2016 Committee. The donation is in recognition for the demonstration held by the club at the Reunion's opening night. This donation will be put to good use in helping the club provide it's program to our youth skaters.

CSSC gives a warm THANKS to the Hespeler Reunion committee!

Provincial Championships in ClaringtonPosted: 20170305
March 4-5, 2017 - Clarington, ON

A Bitter Sweet Moment

Three skaters who will be leaving the club at the end of this season; Max Brant who will be going to the Oval Program, Hannah MacDougall and Kate Miyasaki who will be heading off to university. In the picture the three are heading off to the change room for the last time, leaving coach Ernie Overland short three senior skaters!

Congratulations to Kate Miyasaki who won Gold in the Junior A division of the Provincial A Championships. This was Kates's last race of her skating "career."

Posted: 20170227

Cambridge Speed Skating Club at Galt Skating RacesCambridge Speed Skating Club at Galt Skating Races

Cambridge Speed Skating Club members:

  • Kate
  • Westley
  • Kassidy
  • Nick
  • Coach Ernie Overland
...put on a demonstration at the 87th Cambridge (Galt) Skating Races held on Friday, February 24th.

Young skaters representing 10 schools gave it their best at this historic event held at the also historic Galt Arena Gardens.

Cambridge Speed Skating Club at Galt Skating Races

Road to the Olympic GamesPosted: 20170224

Road to the Olympic Games: Speed Skating is as Canadian as You Can Get

The sport we sometimes take for granted has produced so many champions. Hosted by veteran broadcasters Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo, Road to the Olympic Games chronicles athletes' journeys on and off the field of play.

"Most young Canadians are born with skates on their feet," former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson once famously declared, ".rather than with silver spoons in their mouths." Continued...

Posted: 20170220

CSSC Members at Burlington Meet on Family Day

CSSC Members at Burlington Meet

Richard Shoebridge Announces RetirementPosted: 20170124
World Record Breaker Richard Shoebridge Retires

Richard is a past member of CSSC and is our latest Olympian. His Olympic banner can be seen where we practice at Hespeler Arena.

Richard gave thanks to those who have helped him throughout his career, he said:
"I will forever love this sport, it's been such an important part of my life. I have to thank my family who have supported me throughout my life and career.

I've had some great coaches, and those from my early years shaped me and installed really important values. I'm still friends with Ernie, my first club coach.

Read the full article.

Colin Ferguson and Aaralyn McGillPosted: 20170110
The Provincial Long Track Championships

...took place in Ottawa on Jan 14-15th.

Pictured is Colin Ferguson who brought home a silver medal in "Boys 9-11" and Aaralyn McGill who brought home a gold medal in "Girls 9-11".

Also competing were Hannah MacDougall, Kassidy Greulich and Matthew Buchanan-MacDougall.

Congratulations to all on your
respective finishes!!

Posted: 20170110
Congratulations on Cam Mason and Max Brant on their performances at the Canada Cup #2 long track meet in Calgary.

Cam Mason and Max Brant  - Canada Cup #2 long track meet in Calgary

Speedskating demonstration at the Hespeler Reunion
Posted: 20160707

Come and see some short track speed skating during the Hespeler Reunion at the Hespeler Arena (Rink #2) on Friday, July 8th from 8:00pm to 8:45pm.

Participants are to arrive at Rink #2, change room #10 for 7:30pm.

Olivia Scott - Named Female Short-track Speed Skater of the YearPosted: 20160707
Olivia Scott - Named Female Short-track Speed Skater of the Year

Breakthrough pays off!

The Ontario Speed Skating Association took note of Olivia Scott's breakthrough season and recognized her accomplishments with a significant award at last month's annual general meeting.

Olivia, a graduate of Woodland Christian High School, moved to Calgary last summer to train at the Olympic Oval and study kinesiology.

The intense training paid immediate dividends, she said, as she went on to compete in four national-level competitions this past season and was the highest-ranked Ontario participant at the end of the schedule.


Ernie Overland inducted into Speed Skating Canada's Hall of FamePosted: 20160622
Congratulations to Ernie Overland who has been inducted into Speed Skating Canada's Hall of Fame as a Builder.

Ernie Overland, father of Olympic medalists Kevin (Crockett) and Amanda as well as Olympian Cindy, has been actively coaching in Ontario since 1982. He also contributed to Derrick Campbell, gold medalist in the men's relay at the 1998 Olympic Games, Mike Ireland and Richard Shoebridge's Olympic Dream. While being a mentor across the country, he also developed and delivered speed skating specific programs for coaches at the Special Olympic World Games. Ernie Overland is the first inductee into Speed Skating Canada's Hall of Fame since 2006.

Check out his acceptance speech!

Congrats Ernie on your induction into SSC's Hall of Fame! We're so proud of you!!!

Canada East 2016 Banquet HighlightsPosted: 20160404
Canada East 2016 Banquet Highlights

Canada East was a memorable experience for both Daria and myself. I thought that I would share a link to the banquet highlights, the athletes had a great time! A lot of food, but sadly no seafood in the buffet :( Still a great time, a lot of stories to tell all of you when we meet next. This is the link to the banquet highlights showing the parade of athletes, the banquet hall and a few familiar faces!

Cheryl and Daria

Posted: 20151119
CSSC Cheers on Our Canadian Champions

Check out the Cambridge Speed Skating Club as they cheer on our Canadian Champions before the big World Cup!

We were there, were you?!

Watch the Video!

Posted: 20150921
CONGRATULATIONS TO ERNIE OVERLAND for winning the Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award!

This honour is awarded by the Coaches Association of Ontario to one recipient on Ontario across all sports disciplines.

The awarded coach must embody the spirit of sport as seen by past Olympic Decathlon coach, Andy Higgins.

These coaches have significant experience and a proven track record of 20 plus years.

Way to go, Ernie. We're very proud of you!

For more on Ernie's award, see

Posted: 20150423
CSSC Formally Closes Out the 2014-2015 Season with the AGM and Year End Banquet

Lots of fun and laughs during the presentation portion and even a date ask to the prom!

Of course, in typical CSSC fashion, there was an endless selection of the best food in town!

Posted: 20150213
CSSC Skaters @ the CWG 2015

Cambridge Speed Skating Club is proud to have 5 members represent Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC (

Tonight is the opening of the Canada Winter Games!

Representing Ontario and CSSC are:
Olivia Scott and Sam McEachran: Short Track
Sylvie Carruthers, Taylor White and Cameron Mason: Long Track.

View Photo Gallery

Posted: 20150213
Team Ontario picks up a bronze medal in the Ladies Long Track Team Pursuit

Skating for Team Ontario are:

  • Sylvie Carruthers (Cambridge)
  • Taylor White (Cambridge)
  • Bethany McKinley-Young (Ottawa)
  • Adrienne Gaudreault (Ottawa)

Check out the photo gallery for NEW photos!!!

Way to go Ladies!
You've done both your clubs and Province proud!!

400m GTO Oval on YouTubePosted: 20150201
Cambridge Speed Skaters enjoying some training on the 400m GTO oval.

A BIG thanks to Hannah and her family for providing the opportunity to create the only 400m oval in Southern Ontario.

400m GTO Oval - Night View
Watch the video on YouTube

Posted: 20150122
Long track skaters Sylvie Carruthers and Taylor White beat the odds.

Congratulations to the two of you for qualifying for the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.

Realistically, the odds were against Sylvie Carruthers and Taylor White. Despite being high-ranking short track speed skaters when the Cambridge Speed Skating Club members switched to long track, the transition should have been a humbling experience.

Not that either lacked the talent to change disciplines, but full-on training in Cambridge is a nearly impossibility.

Carruthers and White have been forced to train on the short track at the Hespeler Arena for long track, which is far from an ideal arrangement. Continued...

2014 Christmas PartyPosted: 20141217

CSSC CHRISTMAS PARTY - Thursday, December 18 starting at 5:30PM

Bring your favourite nut free treat to share and bring a friend too!

(All guests must have a parent/guardian sign in before skating starts. Please bring your own skates.)

Pins TestingPosted: 20141202
Pins Testing Night at CSSC

Pins Testing enables all the skaters to be able to set and achieve goals, whether or not they are competitive or recreational skaters! With the help of our great coaches, the pins program has been put back into action!

We'll have another test session(s) in March 2015.

Skaters are awarded their pins for their respective "Pin Level" at our AGM.

Richard ShoebridgePosted: 20141119

Straight from the ISU World Cup Short Track WC2
in Montreal

A BIG thanks to Richard Shoebridge for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit and skate with CSSC members.

Shoebridge was back in Cambridge for a few days during a break in the short-track schedule and took the opportunity to stop by his old Cambridge Speed Skating Club Tuesday night.

Check out the latest article on Richard in The Record at

Richard ShoebridgePosted: 20141114

Straight from the ISU World Cup Short Track WC2
in Montreal

Richard Shoebridge
will be at Cambridge Speed Skating Club
on Tuesday, November 18th between 6:15pm and 8:00pm

Come and give him your best wishes!

Bob Laurence Retirement Celebration

Posted Dated: 20141113 - Bob Laurence Retirement Celebration

The Laurence family were members of CSSC for many years.

Bob skated competitively in short track in the province and did a lot of competitive long track skating in Lake Placid.

His son, Adam went to train in Calgary for long track. Bob was quite involved in CSSC and is now very involved with the City athletic awards committee.

Thanks for coming and joining in the celebration on
Thursday, November 13th at Saginaw Golf Club

Food and other donations to the Firefighter's Basket Fund
were collected!

Posted: 20141110

Richard ShoebridgeSpeedskater is Cambridge Athlete of the Year

CAMBRIDGE - A speedskater who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but not for Canada, is the Cambridge athlete of the year.

Richard Shoebridge received the honour Friday night at the annual Cambridge Sports Awards dinner at the Cambridge Holiday Inn.

Shoebridge, 29, was a member of the British short-track speed skating team at the Olympics in Sochi in February. He is from Cambridge but holds joint Canadian and British citizenship so was able to compete for Great Britain. He finished 27th in the 1,000 metre race.


Posted: 20141103

This past weekend (Nov 1st and 2nd) we hosted the first Provincial Series Meet of the season. There were 135 skaters seeking top placements, personal best times and milestone markers. Our very own Josh Dorland was successful in breaking his 60 second 500m distance (a significant milestone for the younger skaters). CONGRATULATIONS, JOSH!

This weekend's meet could not have taken place if it were not for the many volunteers. In fact, it takes over 50 volunteers per day to support a 2 day meet. A special thanks goes out to Patti Dennison who coordinated the kitchen work, picked up the food, sent out requests for silent auction items (and the list goes on). Another special thanks goes out to Rebecca Champagne, Meet Coordinator and to Vince Carruthers, who pulled together a great team for the setup and tear down (and setup and tear down) and well as working his magic to provide the best ice possible. Thanks to Marg Oliveira for acting a mentor and motivational support coach. Thanks to Duncan Patrick for coming back to be our announcer and to all other past members for your support. Finally, a big thanks to every other volunteer not personally mentioned here, to the officials and all coaches who put in countless hours to support your athletes in reaching for their dreams.

Cambridge - Provincial Meet #1

Posted: 20140921

TRYB4UJoin Registration is closed.

For more information on joining our club, future trial programs, the club or speed skating in general, contact . Feel free to come to one of our practices to speak with someone in the office, a speed skating parent or just to see what the sport is about. Our hours are 5:30pm - 7:00pm for skaters from 5yrs to about 13yrs and 7:00pm - 8:30pm for skaters from about 13yrs and up. We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Speed Skating Summer Camp 2014Posted: 20140827

The Board of Cambridge Speed Skating thank the participants, coaches, assistant coaches and many volunteers who made this years summer camp a success. Thanks to Steve and Gabriel for coming in from Québec to be our guest coaches.
Speed Skating Summer Camp 2014

A special thanks to Coach Blake for all the work he did in organizing the many events and activities for both Groups 1 and 2.

A special thanks also goes out to Josée for all of her work with the registrations. View some pictures of the camp.

Leading the Way - Richard Shoebridge pays CSSC a visit Posted: 20140318
Leading the Way

Olympic speedskating Richard Shoebridge skates with members of the Cambridge Speed Skating Club Tuesday night at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.

He was raised in Cambridge but represented Great Britain in Sochi.

Richard tweets: Thanks for an amazing reception @CSSC11! I'm so proud to be a member, made me feel really special tonight.

CSSC tweets back: Thanks for skating with our young athletes. You've just inspired them to reach for the stars!

Posted: 20140303
Huntsville - Ontario Winter Games - February 28 & March 1, 2014

Congratulations to our top 30 skaters!

  • Olivia Scott - Silver
  • Taylor White - Bronze
  • Sylvie Carruthers
  • Kate Miyasaki
  • Andie Robertson
  • Emily Grinberg
  • Victoria Dodds

Female Relay
  • Olivia Scott – Silver
  • Sylvie Carruthers, Taylor White - Bronze
OWG-2014 Male
  • Thomas ten Kortenaar
  • Cam Mason
  • Max Bindas
  • Reid Schuett
  • Sebastian Champagne

Male Relay
  • Thomas ten Kortenaar - Silver

Posted: 20140226
Congratulations on skaters named to the Ontario Team for the Canadian Championships

Junior B Ladies
  • Olivia Scott
  • Taylor White
Junior B Men
  • Thomas ten Kortenaar
  • Max Bindas (3rd alternate)

Posted: 20140226
Congratulations on skaters named to the Ontario Team for the Canada East Championships

Girls 13
  • Adriana Cuabu (3rd alternate)
Girls 14
  • Kate Miyasaki (1st alternate)
  • Hannah MacDougall (3rd alternate)
Boys 12
  • James Dennison (1st alternate)
Boys 13
  • Sebastian Champagne
  • Westley Yates (2nd alternate)
Boys 15
  • Max Bindas (2nd alternate)

Posted: 20140226
Newmarket - Provincial Championship - February 22 & 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to our top 10 skaters!

Age 13 Girls
  • Adriana Cuabu, 6th
Age 14 Girls
  • Kate Miyasaki, 4th
  • Hannah MacDougall, 6th
  • Jillian Norcott, 7th
Open Female
  • Olivia Scott, 1st
  • Taylor White, 2nd
Age 12 Boys
  • James Dennison, 4th
Age 13 Boys
  • Sebastian Champagne, 2nd
  • Westley Yates, 5th
Junior B Male
  • Thomas ten Kortenaar, 4th
  • Max Bindas, 8th
  • Reid Schuett, 9th

Canadian Age Class Championships - Ste Foy, Quebec - February 8 & 9, 2014

Congratulations to our LT Skaters who represented Ontario!
Charlotte Clifford, Hannah MacDougall, Jillian Norcott, Sylvie Carruthers, Thomas Ten Kortenaar

Team Ontario

Cambridge Parents Vince and Nancy
(Uncle Peter, back turned)

Posted: 20140212 - Cambridge Speed Skating Club Fosters Olympic Dreams

Cambridge Speed Skating Club Fosters Olympic DreamsThe excitement of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi hasn't taken long to reach home.

The Cambridge Speed Skating Club, known for producing Olympians, decided to turn the West Region meet it hosted on Saturday into an Olympic-themed event.

With the banners of former Olympians and club members Amanda Overland (silver medal, 2006 Olympics), Cindy Overland (two-time Olympian), Kevin Crockett (bronze medal, 1998 Olympics), Mike Ireland (four-time Olympian) and Derrick Campbell (gold medal, 1998 Olympics) looking down on them, regional-level skaters from across the province competed at the Hespeler Arena.

Westley Yates, a member of the Cambridge club and competitor in the Ontario Speed Skating Association provincial short-track series, worked as a volunteer at the event. He was thrilled the Olympics put the spotlight on speed skating.

See MORE pictures and read the full article @

Cambridge SSC Cheers on Richard Shoebridge for his 1000m Short Track Race on Thursday, Feb 13th

Cambridge Speed Skating Club Fosters Olympic Dreams

Barrie - Provincial Series #4 - February 1 & 2, 2014

Congratulations to our skaters!

Group 1 -Female:
  • Olivia Scott, 2nd
  • Taylor White, 3rd
  • Andie Robertson, 10th
  • Charlotte Bolger, 11th
  • Emily Grinberg, 20th
  • Victoria Dodds, 21st
  • Sylvie Carruthers, 22nd
Group 1 - Male:
  • Cameron Mason, 9th
  • Thomas Ten Kortenaar, 14th
  • Max Bindas, 16th
Group 2 - Division 1:
  • Sebastian Champagne, 8th
  • Westley Yates, 12th

Group 2 - Division 2:

  • Aidan Bethell, 15th
Group 2 - Division 3:
  • James Dennison, 3rd
  • Kate Miyasaki, 9th
  • Adriana Cuabu, 13th

Group 2 - Division 4:

  • Charlotte Clifford, 8th

Group 2 - Division 5:

  • Hannah MacDougall, 1st
  • Jillian Norcott, 5th
View Photo Gallery

Posted: 20140122 - Congratulations to...

  • CDN Age Class Champ Qualifiers: H MacDougall, C Clifford, J Norcott, S Carruthers, T Ten Kortenaar

  • Ladies OWG Qualifiers: P Perrie, O Scott, A Robertson, S Carruthers, T White, C Bolger, K Miyasaki, A Cuabu

  • Mens OWG Qualifiers: C Mason, S McEachran, T ten Kortenaar, R Schuett, M Bindas, S. Champagne

UPDATE: View Photo Gallery

Posted: 20131220

CSSC Christmas Party - December 2013

Cambridge Speed Skating Club held its Annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 19th.

Everyone had a great time!

We were even visited by the Jolly Ol' Fellow himself!

Photos of the event can be found in our Media Gallery ENJOY!.

Posted: 20131218 - CONGRATULATIONS to CSSC alumnus Richard Shoebridge

CSSC Alumnus Richard Shoebridge

... for being selected to represent GB in the
1000m short track distance!

All the best for Richard in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games!

"It's going to be an honour to represent Team GB in Sochi. It's always been one of my childhood dreams, so being selected for my Richard Shoebridgefirst Olympics and finally fulfilling that dream is a great accomplishment for me."

"Without the support and influence of my family throughout my career I would not be where I am today. I'd also like to thank my fellow teammates and support staff for the last four years and helping to prepare me for the upcoming games. I'm excited to compete for Team GB against the rest of the world and I hope I can give my best performance."

Read Five GB Short Track Skaters Confirmed to Speed to Sochi 2014 for more on Richard and the GB team!

London – Western Regional #3 - December 14, 2013

Congratulations to our skaters!

  • Sean Gatto, 4th
  • Liam Dobson, Silver
  • Bradley Chambers, 13th

Posted: 20131209

Cambridge Speed Skating Dryland Hills - Saturday Sessions

Posted: 20131120 - A Big CSSC Thank You to Pollock's Home Hardware

Thank You to Pollock's Home Hardware

...for the new water buckets!

Posted: 20131106

CSSC Speed Skater Olivia ScottNeck and Neck

Cambridge Speed Skating Club member Olivia Scott (right) tries to take the inside lane during last weekend’s first event in the Provincial Racing Series at the Hespeler Arena. Scott, 16, won gold in the open women’s race, while Charlotte Bolger and Andie Robertson placed in the top 10. Other medallists were Sebastien Champagne (gold), Kate Miyasaki and Max Bindas (silver).

Group top 10 finishes were Westley Yates, Aiden Bethell, James Dennison, Keavah Clancy, Thomas Ten Kortenaar and Sean Gatto.

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Cambridge Provincial Meet #1, November 2-3, 2013

Congratulations on your top 10 placements!

Group 2, Division 2:
  • Sebastien Champagne (Gold)
  • Westley Yates
  • Aidan Bethell

Group 2, Division 3:

  • James Dennison
  • Keavah Clancy

Group 2, Division 4:

  • Kate Miyasaki (Silver)

Cambridge Provincial Meet #1 - Nov 2013 Open Men 1:
  • Thomas Ten Kortenaar

Open Men 2:

  • Max Bindas (Silver)
  • Sean Gatto

Open Women:

  • Olivia Scott (Gold)
  • Charlotte Bolger
  • Andie Robertson

CSSC Honours Its OlympiansPosted: 20131029
Past - and potentially future - Olympians will be on the ice this weekend as the Cambridge Speed Skating Club hosts a provincial short track competition.

More than 100 athletes, including about 30 from the club, will compete in the two-day event at the Hespeler Arena.

The up-and-comers will get a glimpse of what could be when five Olympians are honoured Saturday around 1 p.m.

That's when the club will raise banners celebrating past members Amanda Overland (silver medal 2006 Olympics), Cindy Overland (two-time Olympian), Kevin Crockett (bronze medal 1998 Olympics), Mike Ireland (four-time Olympian) and Derrick Campbell (gold medal 1998 Olympics).

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CSSC Honours Its OlympiansUPDATE: 20131106
The Cambridge Speed Skating Club unveiled banners on Saturday at the Hespeler Arena, commemorating members who competed in the Olympic Games during the first event of the provincial race series.

Honoured at the arena are: Amanda Overland, Cindy Overland, Kevin Crockett, Mike Ireland and Derrick Campbell.

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CSSC Speed Skater Sylvie CarruthersPosted: 20131022
CSSC Speed Skater Sylvie Carruthers takes win
at D8 Girls 5K Cross Country Race

Sylvie Carruthers, a Grade 11 student at Père René, won the senior girls event with a time of 18 minutes and 55.3 seconds a full 34 seconds ahead of St. Mary's Olivia Scagnetto who won a silver medal with a time of 19:24.8.

Congratulations on your achievement!

Posted: 20131009 - National Qualifier ST Meet, Calgary, October 3-6

Olivia Scott- National Qualifier CSSC congratulates Olivia Scott and Paisley Perry on their performance in the National Qualifier meet.

Full results are posted at

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Posted: 20130828 - Thank you2013 5th Annual Cambridge Mall Fitness Expo

...To all who came out to visit us our booth at the 5th Annual Cambridge Mall Fitness Expo held August 24th and 25th.

Our skaters had a great time too giving an on-ice demonstration on Saturday at the Cambridge Centre.

2013 5th Annual Cambridge Mall Fitness Expo - Trailers Canada

Cambridge Speed Skating Club thanks Trailers Canada for moving the crash mats to and from the Cambridge Centre Ice Rink for the Active Cambridge Mall Expo! VIEW VIDEO.

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Posted: 20130731 - Sarah Sporting Green and Gold @ Junior Track Pan-American Championships in Mexico

Sarah Mason
Sarah sporting her green and gold from her CSSC friends after winning the gold medal in the team pursuit.

Unfortunately, she broke her collar bone in a following race and is currently on the mend. The injury will prevent her from moving on to the UCI Juniors Track World Championships taking place this year in Glasgow, Scotland.

Find out more about Sarah's time in Mexico at

Sarah Mason

Posted: 20130708 - Congratulations to CSSC's recipients of the Cambridge Athletic Recognition Awards

CSSC Recipients with Ernine and Marg

Names from top left: Cam Mason, Sarah Mason, Olivia Scott, Ernie Overland, Sebastian Champagne, Charlotte Clifford, Adriana Cuabu, Jillian Norcott and Marg Oliveira. Missing are Sam McEachran, Serena Shukla, Ian Smibert, Sarah-Lynn Reilly and Bennett Wiancko.

2013 AGM
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.

Thanks to all... who came and joined us in our TryB4UJoin lessons on March 19th, 26th, 21st and 28th! We hope to see you next year too when our 2013-2014 Season begins.

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!!

Congratulations to the following team and alternate skaters for the Canada Short Track Championship in Montreal, March 8-10, 2013
Junior B Ladies
  • Olivia Scott (team)
  • Serena Shukla (team)
  • Taylor White (1st alternate)

Junior A Ladies

  • Sarah Lynn Reilly (team)
Junior B Men
  • Sam McEachran (team)

Junior A Men

  • Ian Smibert (team)
  • Bennett Wiancko (team)

Provincial C Championships, March 2-3, 2013 in Oakville ON

Congratulations on your top 10 placements!

Age 7 Girls
  • Mary Clifford

Age 6 Boys

  • Maddox Champagne (3rd)

Age 7 Boys

  • Joshua Glos (3rd)
Provincial C Championship Meet - March 2-3, 2013 - Oakville, ON Age 9 Boys
  • Liam Dobson (2nd)
  • Joshua Dorland

Age 10 Boys

  • Nick Faria

Age 11 Boys

  • James Dennison

National Selections #2, Montreal QC, March 1-3, 2013

Open Class Female

  • Keri Morrison (4th)
  • Taylor Schmidt (13th)

Provincial A Championship, February 23-24, 2013, Kitchener ON

Congratulations on your top 10 placements!

Age 12 Girls
  • Adriana Cuabu

Age 13 Girls

  • Charlotte Clifford
  • Keavah Clancy
  • Jillian Norcott

Age 14 Girls

  • Andie Robertson

Junior B Ladies

  • Olivia Scott (2nd)
  • Sarah Mason
  • Serena Shukla
  • Taylor White
  • Sylvie Carruthers
Open Ladies
  • Sarah Lynn Reilly (2nd)

Age 12 Boys

  • Sebastien Champagne
  • Westley Yates

Age 14 Boys

  • Cameron Mason (3rd)

Junior B Men

  • Sam McEachran

Open Men

  • Ian Smibert
  • Bennett Wiancko

Team Ontario Announcement

Congratulations to the following team and alternate skaters for the Canada East Championship in Halifax, March 23-24, 2013

Age 12 Girls
  • Adriana Cuabu (2nd alternate)

Age 13 Girls

  • Charlotte Clifford (2nd alternate)

Age 14 Boys
  • Cameron Mason (team)

Age 15 Boys

  • Thomas Ten Kortenaar (team)
  • Reid Schuett (1st alternate)

Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships, February 9-10, 2013, Winnipeg, MB

Congratulations on your placements!

Paisley: Gold in 3000m, 1500m, 1000m, 500m and all around

Sarah: Bronze in 3000m

Cam: Bronze in 3000m

Posted: 20130206 - App Helps Test for ConcussionsApp helps test for concussions

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.


Posted: 20130125

Alan Nursall of Daily Planet tries short track speed skating

Posted: 20130128
UPDATE: 20130201-New Photos

View Photos of our Cambridge Speed Skating Club, 40th Anniversary Celebration, held January 26, 2013.

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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, Cambridge Speed Skating Club 40th Anniversaryin 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:

  • Saturday, January 26th, 2013
  • At Hespeler Memorial Arena
  • The Beehive Room
  • 2-6pm

Hot/cold appetizers, desserts and drinks will be served.


CSSC Annual Christmas Party
Cambridge Speed Skating Club held its annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 18th.

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!

Photos of the event can be found in our Media Gallery.

Posted: 20121212 - New Ranking List

DOWNLOAD / VIEW 12-10-12 Ranking List

Posted: 20121107 - Message from the President

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.

CSSC 40th Anniversary recognized by MPP, Mr. Rob Leone

On Saturday we were also recognized by our MPP, Mr. Rob Leone, for this, our 40th anniversary year. OTF Press Release - PDFWe 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

Surprise visit by our very own Olympian - Cindy Overland 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.

Mark Miyasaki
President - Cambridge Speed Skating Club

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Posted: 20121107 - Cambridge Meet, November 3rd and 4th, 2012

LIVE race results were posted as they became available on our Facebook page.
Please view the MOBILE UPLOADS in our album section

Provincial Series Meet #1 Race ListProvincial Series Meet #1 ProgramThe program for the Provincial Series Meet #1 being held in Cambridge November 3rd and 4th is now available for viewing.

This race list is a preliminary version.
Updates should be checked for at the arena the day of the race!

Posted: 20121022 - Provincial Teams and Q4G News!Quest for Gold

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 Clinic Available!

Speedskating Officials Clinic 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.

Posted: 20120828 - Welcome to the 2012-2013 Speed Skating Season!

Parents Guide To register for the new season, please click here...

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.

Posted: 20120828 - Presidents Message

2012/2013 Presidents Message PDF 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...


Click here to view photos from the 2nd Annual Overland and On the Ice Summer Camp 2012 WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!

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

2012 Olympic Oval Finale Results:

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 500m Mens
  • Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1000m Mens
  • Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 500m Mens
  • Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 1000m Mens


By: Ryan McCracken, Record Staff
Local Speed Skater Finds His Stride in Long Track

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 @

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