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Visit the Photography Gallery

We are pleased to provide club photographs for sale in our SmugMug gallery. All proceeds go to support the club! 

Our current photographer is Terry Hogan, who is training under the mentorship of our past club photographer Michael Mong.

Read more below about Michael and his incredible photographs of BC speed skating!  

Capturing more than just speed

Michael Mong

From 2014-2022, we were extremely fortunate to have Michael Mong as our club Photographer. He came to VSSC in 2014 when his son Adam first joined.

Michael’s expertise stems from his passion for capturing images since he was a boy. Dedication to his “hobby” has led his work to be featured in Discovery, Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine, and Beautiful British Columbia Magazine. He has also contributed photos to various books and publications.

Michael is well-known in the British Columbia speed skating community for his fabulous photos of speed skaters. As a recognition of his outstanding volunteerism, he was awarded BC Skating’s 2020 President’s Award.

We’re proud to show examples of Michael’s work, as it highlights his attention to detail. The lighting, framing, and composition unite to capture the athletes’ balance, concentration, and exertion, resulting in beautiful and memorable shots.

Michael Mong Photography
Michael Mong Photography

BC Cup / Team BC ST Trials (December 17–18, 2022)

BC Cup is back! Richmond Olympic Oval hosted this fantastic event open to Ages 10 and up. The event also featured the fastest Junior skaters as they competed to represent their province at the Canada Winter Games in February.

Esquimalt Interclub (November 5, 2022)

The Esquimalt Speed Skating Club had another fantastic Interclub competition in November. 

Short Track Canada Cup Junior Final (March 18–20, 2022)

Richmond Oval hosts the Speed Skating Canada Short Track Canada Cup Junior Final. Many of the best young skaters from across Canada compete in this prestigious competition. Michael Mong has taken some incredible shots.

BC Short Track Championships (March 12-13, 2022)

This year the BC Short Track Championships are held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Congratulations to everyone who qualified! It has been challenging for all the competitors this year. It is definitely time to celebrate.