Concussion prevention, recognition and return to sport protocols have been heavily featured in the media over the past few years. Speed Skating Canada has a webpage dedicated to Concussions/Brain Injuries, which provides speed skating specific education and resources for coaches, officials, club administrators and parents.
Within BC, the BCSSA Concussion Protocol must be followed at all sanctioned events. The protocol includes the administration of the Concussion Recognition Tool and the provision of the BCSSA Suspected Concussion Form. When skaters attend sanctioned competitions and meets, the entry form requires an acknowledgement that the BCSSA Concussion Protocol has been read.
A 100m and a 111m track has been set at the Kitsilano Ice Rink ready for the start of the season.
Vancouver Speed Skating Club was the recipient of a $1,000 award from Intact Insurance's Podium Tracker program which supports our national athletes and the regional clubs. Check out all of the recipients and our video at the links below:
The BCSSA's AGM and Excellence Retreat will be held on May 22, 23, and 24 (Fri eve - Sun midday) in Richmond. This year in addition to the AGM, there is an opportunity for skaters to train with High Performance coaches on and off ice, and meet Olympian silver medalist Jessica Hewitt. For coaches, or those parents who want to grow into the role of a coach, there is a similar variety of events. Please take a look at the following link which has full details and registration information.
Dry land training is now up and running on Sunday mornings in Connaught Park just outside the rink. Meet at 9am for 1.5 to 2 hours of training on technical aspects of short track and conditioning exercises too. For more information, please contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Year End Party and AGM will be held on Sunday, April 12 between 3pm and 5:30pm at the Kitsilano Community Centre.
Here are the dates for the last practices of the year:
More details will follow about the trial skate and boot-return.
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