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.
Regional Series – Skaters age 6 and up are grouped together according to their ability. Meets are usually one day in length. Ontario is divided into different regions and Cambridge Speed Skating Club is in the Western region.
For more information about Regional meets – Regional Series
Provincial Series – In order to qualify for the provincial 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. Provincial series meets are two day events.
For more information about Provincial meets – Provincial Series
For more information about competition criteria and championship selection – OSSA Technical Bulletin
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A COMPETITION
When there is a regional or provincial meet, the Ontario Speed Skating Association will post an information sheet and a registration form on their website. Cambridge Speed Skating Club will also send out links to these forms 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 handed in to the Cambridge club office. 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