Virtual challenge open to skaters of all ages and abilities runs from February 1 to March 31
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – In an effort to engage the speed skating community this winter following the cancellation of many of this season’s domestic competitions, Speed Skating Canada’s sport development and events teams are proud to launch the 2022 Speed Skating Canada Challenge.
The 2022 SSC Challenge is a set of challenges for skaters to complete in their club environment with the active support of their coaches and teammates. The event is open to skaters of all ages and abilities in the following categories:
This year’s SSC Challenge will feature a variety of individual distance events in both long track and short track, including:
Short Track: 1 lap flyer (flying start, 1 timed lap)
Short Track: 3 lap individual pursuit (standing start, 3 laps)
Long Track: 100m lap standing start
Long Track: 400m flying lap
Skaters from across Canada can once again compete against one another, this time for prizes and bragging rights! The more a skater participates, the better their chances are of winning a prize. There are also some impressive prizes for club participation, so encourage all of your skaters to send in their times.
Speed Skating Canada recognizes that the implementation of the 2022 SSC Challenge may look different in communities across the country due to local and provincial restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage our athletes and clubs to participate as much as possible while remaining safe and respecting the guidance of health authorities.
You’ll find additional documentation on the 2022 SSC Challenge in the Resource Library of our website, including detailed rules, a time reporting form and information on prizing.
If you have any questions regarding the SSC Challenge, please reach out to Jessica Price.