Meets are held in different cities across Ontario during the skating season. Cambridge hosts at least one meet during the year. There are two types of competitions in Ontario for short track speed skating.
Short Track Provincial Series – Skaters age 6 and up are grouped together according to their ability. Meets are usually one day in length.
For more information about Provincial meets – Provincial Series
Short Track Elite Series – In order to qualify for the Elite series, skaters must reach a certain time standard and be invited by the Ontario Speed Skating Association to attend. Skaters age 11 and up are placed in groups according to age and gender. These meets are the qualifying meets for Provincial championships. Elite series meets are two day events.
For more information about Elite meets – Elite Series
Long Track – The challenge for long track skaters in Ontario is that the opportunity to train and compete the long track discipline is limited by the availability of skating ovals in Ontario. There is one provincial meet in Ottawa in January.
For more information about Long Track in Ontario – Long Track
For more information about competition criteria and championship selection – OSSA Technical Bulletin
For more information about the Ontario ranking lists – Ranking Lists
For the complete 2021-2022 Competition Calendar please click here (calendar is coming soon)
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A COMPETITION
When there is a regional or provincial meet, the Ontario Speed Skating Association will post an information sheet on their website. Cambridge Speed Skating Club will also send out links to this information to club members in order to ensure that everyone has a chance to register and compete in a meet. Registration forms, safety waiver forms and entry fees are to be filled out and paid online. The club will then do a group registration for the event.
Cambridge Speed Skating Club has both recreational and competitive skaters. We encourage skaters to try a competition when they feel ready as meets are a lot of fun for both skaters and family members.
Check out these tips for having a great meet! – CSSC Preparing for a Competition