Speed Skating Canada

March 7, 2024 – March 10, 2024

2023-24 Long Track Canada Cup Final


Calgary, AB


Calgary Olympic Oval




Long Track

Event Description

Calgary Olympic Oval

288 Collegiate Blvd NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4


Dustin Miller





Athlete Registration

Entries for the Grand Prix / Canada Cup Final must be submitted electronically.

Coach Registration

Entry Fees
The entry fee is $110.00 CDN (includes GST)
Late Fee: Double entry fee after the Entry Deadline.
*Note: An entry cannot be guaranteed if entered after the Deadline.

Entry Deadline
11:59 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2024

Olympic Oval Waiver Form
Skaters in their first competition of the season in the Olympic Oval must fill out the Waiver Form.



Partner Hotels

Sportity App

The Olympic Oval is utilizing the Sportity App for seamless and efficient communication during events. The app can be downloaded on the Apple Store or Google Play Store for free. Ensure your notifications are turned on to receive event communications in a timely manner. Each event has its own password. Grand Prix / Canada Cup Final password is CCFGP24.


Draft Schedule – March 4

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Coaches Meeting 6:00 PM
Social Event 6:30-8:30 PM
Location for coaches meeting and social event: The Banquet in University District (3953 University Ave NW #220


Tell us about your experience at the 2023-24 Long Track Canada Cup Final by completing this post-event survey.


The races will be live streamed on the Olympic Oval’s YouTube channel.

Photos available on Speed Skating Canada’s PhotoShelter platform.

  • Speed Skating Canada On-site Representatives:
  • Mark Wild – Director, High Performance Long Track
  • Jill Lynch – Manager, Events and Partnerships

Time Standards

Grand Prix Time Standards
No time standards for the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m.
Women 3000m – 5:05.00 or 1500m 2:22.00
Men 5000m – 7:45.00 or 1500m 2:09.55

Canada Cup Qualifying Times (High Performance Bulletin 206)
The HPAC-LT has determined qualifying times required for participation in Canada Cups. The following qualifying time limits apply for all Canada Cups and SSC Events.

Senior Inside Senior Inside (low land) Senior Outside Junior Inside Junior Inside (low land) Junior Outside
500m 0:44.00 0:44.75 0:46.90 0:46.20 0:46.95 0:50.60
1000m 1:27.20 1:28.70 1:33.00 1:31.60 1:33.10 1:40.30
1500m 2:15.30 2:17.55 2:24.20 2:22.00 2:24.25 2:35.40
3000m 4:44.70 4:49.20 5:03.30 4:58.70 5:03.20 5:26.70
5000m 7:30.0 7:37.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A
500m 0:40.20 0:40.95 0:42.90 0:42.20 0:42.95 0:46.30
1000m 1:19.00 1:20.50 1:24.40 1:23.00 1:24.50 1:31.00
1500m 2:01.20 2:03.45 2:09.30 2:07.30 2:09.55 2:19.40
3000m N/A N/A N/A 4:35.90 4:40.40 5:02.00
5000m 7:19.60 7:27.10 7:48.70 7:45.00 7:52.50 8:28.60
10000m 14:00.00 14:15.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Women must have the time standard from the 1500m or 3000m to be eligible to compete in the 3000m. Women with a standard in any distance are eligible to compete in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m.

Men must have the time standard from the 1500m, 3000m, or 5000m to be eligible to compete in the 5000m. Men with a standard in any distance are eligible to compete in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m.

In order for a result to be a valid Qualifying Time, it must have been achieved in an ISU or SSC Event, National Championships, Canada Cup 1, and Canada Cup Final) / July 1, 2022 and the entry deadline for the Event. For the Mass Start and Team Events, any of the listed Qualifying Times will apply.

Inside times include all times achieved in a covered Oval. Outside times include all times achieved in an outdoor, uncovered Oval. The slower qualifying time (low land) applies for results achieved outside the high altitude Ovals in Calgary (Olympic Oval), Salt Lake City (Utah Olympic Oval) and Urumqi (Xinjiang Ice Sports Center).

General Regulations

The Grand Prix / Canada Cup Final Speed Skating Competition will be held in accordance with the 2023 International Skating Union Regulations and updates and is open to all skaters who belong to an ISU member country. It is listed on the International Skating Union Calendar and sanctioned by Speed Skating Canada and Speed Skating Alberta.

The Track

The Olympic Oval is a standard speed skating track of 400 meters to the lap. The refrigerated ice track has a 5 meter wide warmup lane. The radii of the inner and outer competition lanes are 26 and 30 meters respectively. The width of the racing track is 4 meters.


Any bonafide member of the International Skating Union may compete in the Grand Prix / Canada Cup Final Speed Skating Competition, provided that the member is properly registered with the Olympic Oval and approved by their member country.
Skaters must be Junior C2 or older to compete. Ie. Born before July 1, 2009.

Citizenship/Residence requirements and Clearance Procedure

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU Regulations and ISU Communication No. 2526, all skaters who do not have the nationality of the Member by which they have been entered or who, although having such nationality, have in the past represented another Member, must produce an ISU Clearance Certificate.

Composition and the Starting Order of Pairs

The draw is conducted under the current SSC rules and ISU rules where applicable. Seeding is based on the athlete’s best times skated since July 1, 2023. The Pairings for Day One will be available online by 5:00pm MT prior to Day One of racing. You can find the pairs on the Sportity App GPCCF24 or Olympic Oval website. The Coaches Meeting will be held at the Olympic Oval Lounge at 7:15am MT on Day One of racing.


In accordance with ISU Rule 119; the International Skating Union, Speed Skating Canada, Speed Skating Alberta, the Olympic Oval, and the University of Calgary assume no responsibility for, or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or loss of property or damage incurred in connection with the 2024 Grand Prix / Canada Cup Final Speed Skating Competition. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.


Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.


Tests may be made in accordance with Rule 139 and the current ISU Doping Communication. Any skater breaking a World Record will be tested.