2020 NWT Speed Skating Championships

The NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association invites you to attend the 2020 NWT Speed Skating Championships, Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2020 in Yellowknife, NT. 

REGISTER NOW

About the Meet: 

  • Ability format. Skaters will be ranked based on seed times, and groups will be selected based on these seed time rankings. This is a modified ability meet, meaning that skaters will race against boys and girls with similar seed times to their own. 
  • Relays will be skated if there is time at the end of the competition. Relay team selection will be discussed at the Coaches Meeting.
  • Skaters aged 5 and under (on or before June 30, 2019) are in the Rocket category and skate only at lunch on Feb 29. Skaters aged 6 and up race all day. 
  • All skaters must wear the required gear or they will not be permitted to race
    • Rockets: ASTM F 1849 certified helmets or CSA-approved helmets (those used for hockey, snowboard/ski and skateboarding only), cut-resistant gloves or mitts, and knee pads. 
    • All other skaters must wear the following protective equipment: ASTM F 1849 certified helmets 2or CSA-approved helemts, safety glasses with strap, bib-style neck guard, cut-resistant gloves or mitts, knee pads, and shin pads. 
    • Skaters T2T and older must wear a cut-resistant undersuit or cut-resistant skin suit. 

Online Registration (includes waiver): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7Qsc4EAOJn6rUE4OIYW3I-HLqpjbmiO8CPoJivQXSLT3vBQ/viewform
Fees: All divisions $45/skater; Rockets are FREE! 1

  1. Clubs outside of Yellowknife 
    • Make cheques payable to NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association (NWTASSA)
    • One cheque per club 
  2. Yellowknife Club 
    • Payment may be made by cash, cheque (payable to the Yellowknife Speed Skating Club) or EMT (send to ykspeedskating.reg@gmail.com. Please be sure to use the password “yellowknife” and indicated which skater your transfer is for.)

Entry Format and Deadline:

  • Coach or Club representative: Please complete one summary sheet per club including seed times for all skaters
  • Email summary sheets to NWTASSA Sport Director, at nwtspeedskating@gmail.com by midnight Thursday, February 20, 2020. 
  • Any changes or potential scratches should be sent as soon as possible. 

Late entries are not guaranteed participation. If participation is possible, the registration fee will be double. 

Awards:
Medals will be awarded after the completion of competition on March 1, 2020 for each group.

Schedule:
Subject to change. Clubs will be notified.

Friday, Febraury 28, 2020:
 Practice Ice: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for out of town skaters.
 Coaches Meeting: 7:00 p.m., PSAV room, Multiplex.

Saturday, Febraury 29, 2020 & Sunday, March 1, 2020:
 7:00AM Set-up
 7:30AM Registration
 8:00AM On-ice warm–ups
 9:00AM Racing begins

Volunteers:
Please volunteer – we need your help!
 Many officials and helpers are needed to put on this fun event.
 Please contact Martin Rourke at martinrourke@theedge.ca if you can volunteer as an official or meet helper. Positions include: timers, place judges, lap counters, runners, clerks of course, on-ice track stewards.

Refreshments:
 There will be coffee and food for officials, volunteers and coaches available at the meet. We need volunteers to help feed our officals, volunteers and coaches! If you are in Yellowknife and able to make
something, please contact Jana Dunn at dunn2kyk@gmail.com.
 Concession is located upstairs in the arena.
 Grocery store is 2 blocks away.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 NWT Speed Skating Championships. 

Questions/Information:
• Meet Coordinator: Jody Pellissey (jlsnortland@gmail.com)
• NWTASSA Sport Director: Andrew Goodwin (nwtspeedskating@gmail.com)

AWG 2020 – Team NT!

Congratulations to every skater who participated in the AWG trials on Jan 24th and 25th. The hard work is paying off and the results are showing! Below is the final roster for Team NT – Speed Skating

Juvenile Females
Skauge, Kali YK
McEachern, Maica YK
Kapraelian, Madeleine YK
Messier, Rebecca YK

1st Alternate Tanche-Hanna, Amaria Ft S
2nd Alternate Touesnard, Josée HR

Juvenile Males
Acorn, Sage YK
Duperré, Noam YK
Picek, Kaleb IN
Dunn, Lochlan YK

1st Alternate Clinton, Byran YK
2nd Alternate Barnard, Maliq YK

Junior Females
Erasmus, Ava Ft S
Hult-Griffin, Seigna IN
Lafferty, Mikayla Ft S
Pellissey, Georgia YK

Junior Males
Mcleod, Dalton IN
Hult-Griffin, Stryden IN
Rourke, Sylvain YK
Dizon, Luke YK

1st Alternate MacGillivray, Lachlan YK

Coaches
Kerry Egan YK
Alexandre LaRouche YK

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Arctic Winter Games Trials – Registration Process

2020 Arctic Winter Games

All of the following information can be found at sportnorth.ca

Deadline for registration is DECEMBER 20th!

Please follow the links below to register:

Here are the 3 steps to complete registration.

YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL 3 STEPS OR YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE INCOMPLETE!

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Step 1: Click respective link below to complete registration online.

Athlete

Coach

Chaperone

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Step 2: Submit the consent forms to your regional coordinator!

After following the link, consent forms need to be printed, signed and sent to your regions coordiantor, see below;

North Slave:  Bill Othmer, 867-669-8336

Mackenzie: Val Gendron, 867-688-0496

South Slave: JJ Hirst, 867-688-0496

Beaufort Delta & Sahtu: Colin Pybus, 905-401-4675 & Stacey Christie, 867-678-0645

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Step 3: Go to sportnorth.ca to pay for your registration – $150

Summer Camp BBQ & AGM!

Join us for a BBQ at the Yellowknife Ski Club on Saturday Aug 24th @6:00 pm

Burgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided by the NWTASSA!

Please feel free to bring a side or dessert to share

NWTASSA AGM will be held during the BBQ from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Positions up for election are;

  • President (2 year term)
  • Secretary (2 year term)
  • Treasurer (1 year term)

If you have any questions please contact Andrew – nwtspeedskating@gmail.com

Register now for our 2019 Summer Camp!

Registration for NWT Speed Skating’s summer camp is open until July 31, 2019.

The camp runs from August 21st – 25th in Yellowknife, with experienced coaches providing young skaters with a mix of on-ice and dry-land training each day. Our coaches this year are Kaylin Irvine (2x olympian!) and Jacob Graham (current national team member!)

Group 1 skaters pay $65 total for the five days. Skaters in Group 1 are usually aged 12-17, have some competition experience, and are working towards being a competitive skater at southern events.

Group 2 skaters pay $50 total for the five days. Skaters in Group 2 are usually aged 9-13, have less or no competition experience, and are focusing on developing their skills.

Register now, click on the link below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTRKfZPpeu_CRIV9iaH_vMV5DNLGP5qUs68Eec9jbMakSYew/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you are unsure which of the two groups is the most appropriate for your child, check with their club coach for advice. If still unsure, contact NWT Speed Skating and we will make a recommendation on your behalf.

Please have your payment ready – in cash or as a cheque payable to NWTASSA – when you drop off your child on the opening day of the camp.

For any other questions about the camp, contact NWT Speed Skating and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Registration closes on July 31th. No late registrations will be accepted and there are no refunds available for cancellations after this date.

NWT Championships 2019 Race Protocol

Congratulations to everyone from Hay River, Inuvik, Fort Simpson, and Yellowknife who participated in our 2019 NWT Championships this past weekend.

The race protocol, containing full results, can be downloaded here.

See you next year and good luck to our athletes heading to Junior 2 in Sherbrooke, QC and CanWest in Grande Prairie, AB!

NWTASSA Announces Team NT heading to CanWest

The NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association (NWTASSA) is proud to announce the Speed Skating Team NT representing the Northwest Territories at the 2019 Canada West Short Track Championships in Grande Prairie, AB.

Seigna Hult-Griffin – Inuvik
Kali Skauge – Yellowknife

Sage Acorn – Yellowknife
Luke Dizon – Yellowknife
Lachlan MacGillivray – Yellowknife
Kaleb Picek – Inuvik

COACH: Kerry Egan, Yellowknife
MANAGER: Jon-Paul Picek, Inuvik

ST CanWest, a T2T event, will be hosted by the Grande Prairie Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club at the Coca-Cola Center in Grande Prairie, AB.

For more information on Speed Skating Team NT contact NWTASSA:
Melanie Thompson
nwtspeedskating@gmail.com
867-446-0000

2019 NWT Speed Skating Championships

The NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association invites you to attend the 2019 NWT Speed Skating Championships, March 9-10, 2019 in Yellowknife, NT. 

REGISTER NOW

Download the Championships Information Package and Waiver (waiver is included in the online registration)

About the Meet: 

  • Ability format. Skaters will be ranked based on seed times, and groups will be selected based on these seed time rankings. This is a modified ability meet, meaning that skaters will race against boys and girls with similar seed times to their own. 
  • Relays will be skated if there is time at the end of the competition. Relay team selection will be discussed at the Coaches Meeting.
  • Skaters aged 5 and under (on or before June 30, 2018) are in the Rocket category and skate only at lunch on March 9. Skaters aged 6 and up race all day. 
  • All skaters must wear the required gear or they will not be permitted to race
    • Rockets: ASTM F 1849 certified helmets or CSA-approved helmets (those used for hockey, snowboard/ski and skateboarding only), cut-resistant gloves or mitts, and knee pads. 
    • All other skaters must wear the following protective equipment: ASTM F 1849 certified helmets 2or CSA-approved helemts, safety glasses with strap, bib-style neck guard, cut-resistant gloves or mitts, knee pads, and shin pads. 
    • Skaters T2T and older must wear a cut-resistant undersuit or cut-resistant skin suit. 

Online Registration (includes waiver): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7Qsc4EAOJn6rUE4OIYW3IHLqpjbmiO8CPoJivQXSLT3vBQ/viewform
Fees: All divisions $45/skater; Rockets are FREE! 1

  1. Clubs outside of Yellowknife 
    • Make cheques payable to NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association (NWTASSA)
    • One cheque per club 
  2. Yellowknife Club 
    • Payment may be made by cash, cheque (payable to the Yellowknife Speed Skating Club) or EMT (send to ykspeedskating.reg@gmail.com. Please be sure to use the password “yellowknife” and indicated which skater your transfer is for.)

Entry Format and Deadline:

  • Coach or Club representative: Please complete one summary sheet per club including seed times for all skaters
  • Email summary sheets to NWTASSA Sport Director, at nwtspeedskating@gmail.com by midnight Monday, Febraury 25, 2019
  • Any changes or potential scratches should be sent as soon as possible. 

Late entries are not guaranteed participation. If participation is possible, the registration fee will be double. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 NWT Speed Skating Championships. 

For more information contact NWTASSA Sport Director:
Melanie Thompson / Sport Director
nwtspeedskating@gmail.com / 867-446-0000

Funding/Scholarships Available for Speed Skaters

Speed Skating Canada is raising awareness about three external funding opportunities for athletes and alumni of our sport. Read on to find out if you are eligible for funding.

Beatrice Noble Memorial Speed Skating Scholarship

Three $1,000 USD scholarships (to cover expenses associated with participation in the sport) awarded to speed skaters aged 18 and under in the US and Canada who are living with a chronic medical condition. Last year, two of the three recipients were Canadian athletes!

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019

For more information: http://www.buffalospeedskating.org/speedskating-scholarship.html

OLY Canada Legacy Grant Program

A pilot program created by the Canadian Olympic Committee that will award five $5,000 grants to retired Olympians leading a not-for-profit project in their community (examples include sport camps and clinics, mentoring, school visits, podcasts, etc.).

Deadline to apply: February 22, 2019

For more information: https://sport.olympic.ca/oly/oly-canada-legacy-grant/

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

A sport studies scholarship (two $2,000 grants) intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. Eligible recipients include high-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian university who are interested in completing a project or study in sport values and ethics.

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2019

For more information: https://truesportpur.ca/lyle-makosky-values-and-ethics-sport-fund

NWTASSA Announces Team NT

The NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association (NWTASSA) is proud to announce the Speed Skating Team NT representing the Northwest Territories at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB.

Wren Acorn – Yellowknife
Daphne Cloutier – Yellowknife

Lance Dizon – Yellowknife
Stryden Hult-Griffin – Inuvik
Dalton McLeod – Inuvik
Braeden Picek – Inuvik
Sylvain Rourke – Yellowknife

The Team just finished up their Winter camp on Sunday January 6 in Yellowknife. They will be traveling to the Western Elite Competition (WEC) #3 in Calgary, January 17-20 for the Team’s final tune up before Red Deer.

Short Track Speed Skating is in week one of the Games. It will be hosted at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. For more information on the full Team NT attending the Games, contact Sport North.

For more information on Speed Skating Team NT contact NWTASSA:
Melanie Thompson
nwtspeedskating@gmail.com
867-446-0000