Photography at VSSC
We are extremely fortunate to have Michael Mong as our Photographer. He has been with us since 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.
All sales of photos provide funds for our Club.
Capturing more than just Speed!
The photographs are more than just a reflection of the action. There is the mutual respect between coaches and their proteges; the camaraderie of the volunteers; the joy of physical exertion; and the friendships amongst the skaters.
These are a few examples of our athletes at various competitions.
We've assembled all photos Michael has taken at local, provincial, and regional meets over the years.
Browse them all, using the button at right, or select a particular meet from the table below.
|2020-02-15||V-Rrooom Challenge||Richmond Oval||Richmond, BC|
|2020-01-24||BC Long Track Championships [FREE DOWNLOAD]||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2020-01-18||Western Elite Circuit2||Richmond Oval||Richmond, BC|
|2020-01-03||Canadian Junior Long Track Championships and Canada Cup 2||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2019-12-14||BC Cup 2||Richmond Oval||Richmond, BC|
|2019-12-05||Canada Cup 1||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2019-11-10||CanAm Long Track Championships - Day 3||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2019-11-09||CanAm Long Track Championships - Day 2||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2019-11-08||CanAm Long Track Championships - Day 1||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2019-11-03||Mission Short Track||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2019-10-19||Langley Interclub||Langley Sportsplex Arena||Langley, BC|
|2019-10-04||Fort St. John Long Track Academy||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2019-03-23||Can-West Grande Prairie||Coca Cola Centre||Grande Prairie, AB|
|2019-03-23||Can-West Grande Prairie Awards [FREE DOWNLOAD]||Coca Cola Centre||Grande Prairie, AB|
|2019-03-08||Short Track Canadian Selections||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2019-03-08||Grand Prix||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2019-03-03||BC Short Track Championships - Day 2||Kin Centre||Prince George, BC|
|2019-03-02||BC Short Track Championships - Day 1||Kin Centre||Prince George, BC|
|2019-02-08||Canadian Amateur Long Track Championships||Cindy Klassen Rec Complex & Susan Auch Oval||Winnipeg, MB|
|2019-01-19||BC Long Track Championships||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2019-01-04||Canadian Junior Long Track Championships and Canada Cup 2||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2018-12-15||Richmond Oval Interclub||Richmond Oval||Richmond, BC|
|2018-12-07||Canada Cup 1 Post Meet Camp||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2018-11-30||Can Am Long Track Championships||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2018-11-24||PoCo Interclub||Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex||Port Coquitlam, BC|
|2018-10-28||Fraser Valley Challenge||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2018-10-13||Canada Winter Games Short Track Selection Trials||Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre||Red Deer, AB|
|2018-09-28||Wester Elite Circuit 1||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2018-09-21||Fall Classic Long Track||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2018-03-18||CanWest ST Championships Awards [FREE DOWNLOAD]||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2018-03-17||CanWest ST Championships||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2018-03-04||BC Short Track Championships Awards||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2018-03-04||BC Short Track Championships||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2018-02-22||BC Winter Games (In Progress)||McArthur Island Park||Kamloops, BC|
|2018-02-02||Western Elite Circuit 3||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2018-01-21||BC Long Track Awards||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2018-01-19||BC Long Track Championships||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2018-01-13||Burnaby Interclub||Bill Copeland Sports Centre||Burnaby, BC|
|2017-12-15||Western Elite Circuit 2||Richmond Oval||Richmond, BC|
|2017-12-07||Long Track Camp||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|
|2017-12-02||Ridge Meadows||Planet Ice||Maple Ridge, BC|
|2017-11-17||Can Am Long Track Championships||Olympic Oval||Calgary, AB|
|2017-11-05||Matsqui Interclub||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2017-10-21||Langley Interclub||Langley Sportsplex Arena||Langley, BC|
|2017-08-25||Sue Ellis Camp||Victoria Park Oval||Edmonton, AB|
|2017-03-18||CanWest ST Championships||SaskTel Centre||Saskatoon, SK|
|2017-03-04||BC Short Track Championships||Abbotsford Recreation Centre||Abbotsford, BC|
|2017-02-25||V-Rrooom Challenge III||Richmond Oval||Richmond, BC|
|2017-02-04||Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships - Part 2||Victoria Park Oval||Edmonton, AB|
|2017-02-04||Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships - Part 1||Victoria Park Oval||Edmonton, AB|
|2017-01-28||Kamloops Speedtacular||McArthur Island Park||Kamloops, BC|
|2017-01-21||BC Long Track Championships||Speed Skating Oval||Dawson Creek, BC|
|2017-01-17||Burnaby Interclub||Bill Copeland Sports Centre||Burnaby, BC|
|2016-12-18||Academy North Winter Camp||Pomeroy Sport Centre||Fort St. John, BC|