Competitions

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING COMPETITIONS 

Competitions are divided into 3 Competition Categories:  Club Mini Meets, Regional Series and Provincial Series.

Club Mini Meets – Fun Competition held within a Club.  It is Open to all skaters and is an excellent way for first time Competitors to experience a Competition Format and Environment. It allows current Club Competitors to fine tune their skills during a Competition Setting.

Regional Series Competitions – All Skaters who do not qualify to participate  in the Provincial Series can attend Regional Series Competitions in their specified region.

Provincial Series Competitions – Skaters, through their position on the ranking list and age, qualify to attend these competitions.

Clubs have been divided by regions, West, Central and East.  Oakville is part of the Western Regional Competitions

2017-2018 SEASON:

To View more information Regarding this Seasons Competitions, Please click on the Following Links:

For the complete list of all competitions for the 2016-2017 season, click here.

Competition Criteria and Championship Selection Criteria – 2016/2017 Technical Bulletin

Ranking List – Ranking

Provincial Series Competitions – Provincial

Regional Series Competitions – Regional

The Ontario Speed Skating Association and Speed Skating Canada govern all rules and regulations in regards to competitions.

Occasionally the Oakville Speed Skating Club members also participate in US Speed Skating Competitions.  To link to all of these website, please click here.


HOW TO REGISTER FOR A COMPETITION:

When a Club hosts a meet an information sheet about the meet and an application form for the meet is posted on the OSSA website.  The information sheet will list where the meet is being held, the date of the meet, the type of meet, the price of the meet, and the time the meet starts, a list of hotels available if needed, and any other pertinent information a person needs to attend the meet.

On our Club Home Page under upcoming events and on our events page we post and link the information sheet and application forms.

The Club has to submit members into competitions 10 days in advance of the date of the Competition, that is why it is very important to hand in the forms and payment to the Club Registrar on the due date we post so we have adequate time to submit all the necessary information by the Competition due date.  Please note, that our Club will not register a member for a Competition unless both forms and payment are handed in.

After all Clubs have submitted their members, the hosting Club sets out the groupings and racing format. If time permits, we will post this information at the arena.


FIRST TIME COMPETITORS:

Let’s Go Racing –  A very helpful brochure explaining what is needed and occurs during competitions for first time Competitors.
The Oakville Speed Skating Club encourages all members to attend meets. Competitions rules and regulations are set out by the Ontario Speed Skating Association and the Canadian Amateur Speed Skating Association.

Any person who competes must be members of these associations.  A fee of $125.00 for an individual or $160.00 for an Elite Skater.  An Elite Skater is any member who participates in Competitions outside of Ontario.

A competitor must also possess their own speed skating number/helmet cover number.  Your club must give you an assigned number which will be the skaters throughout their speed skating career.  Fee for this helmet cover is $17.00

Another requirement is that competitors must wear a regulated speed skating Helmet. Our Club realizes that new members are not in possession of these helmets and has a limited supply of Club helmets that we attempt to make available to new members for their use at meets. All Club members are, however, encouraged to eventually purchase a racing helmet and are available for sale at Competitions.