Modernized website features interactive club finder tool, in-depth athlete profiles and resources for all members of the speed skating community
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada is pleased to announce the launch its newly designed website at www.speedskating.ca, the modernized online home for all things related to Canadian speed skating.
This new website will provide the organization’s membership with improved access to information, while giving those new to speed skating a centralized location to learn more about the sport and better connect with over 150 local clubs. The re-designed online platform will help highlight our National and NextGen team athletes, while also promoting national and international competitions.
“We’re very excited to finally launch Speed Skating Canada’s new and improved website! It was an extremely complex undertaking and we’re thrilled with the outcome. Our staff put a lot of work into redeveloping the content to help reach a broader audience and we feel confident that all types of visitors – from athletes to coaches, fans to parents – will be able to find information on our incredible sport more easily than ever before.”Nicole Espenant, Director, Marketing and Engagement, Speed Skating Canada
The new Speed Skating Canada website was developed in collaboration with Vancouver-based design agency Will Creative Inc., who previously worked on the organization’s rebrand and the recently announced extension of that branding to the country’s Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs).
The website’s responsive design is clean and uncluttered, integrating brand colours and fonts with an emphasis on high quality imagery. The new and improve online home for speed skating features over 60 athlete and coach profiles, 80 pages of content, 150 documents and resources, 500 photos and 30,000 words of newly written content.
Highlights on the new speedskating.ca include:
- Find a Club: With over 150 clubs across Canada, in every province and territory, we can all experience the thrill of racing on ice. If visitors are interested in giving speed skating a try, they can use the interactive Find a Club tool to locate a club near them.
- Athlete Profiles: Canada has long been a dominant force on the international stage and now visitors can learn more about each member of our National and NextGen teams thanks to in-depth athlete profiles that include biographies, fun facts, results and photos.
- Safe Sport: As part of our commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive environment at all levels of our sport, we’ve outlined our Safe Sport framework and compiled a comprehensive list of resources on topics such as abuse, harassment, mental health, equity, diversity, concussions and anti-doping.
- Resource Library: A centralized document library will allow visitors to easily find and download all types of resources, including bylaws, policies, high performance bulletins and technical coaching and officiating forms.
The launch of the new website is a major milestone in achieving the goal of Organizational Excellence outlined in Speed Skating Canada’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, building the profile of speed skating in Canada through enhanced marketing practices that raise awareness of the sport and inspire participation and retention.
If you have question about the new website or run into technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.