- Previous award winners: Jack Hanson (2023), Jacob Rubuliak (2019), Josh Telizyn (2020, 2018), Morgon Bennison (2017), Eric Orlowsky (2016).
This award is given to the club with the most skaters competing at the highest levels of speed skating competition.
This award is in recognition of Archie Field and Bud Geer, of Dawson Creek, and Pat Underhill, all of whom were pioneers of the sport of speed skating in British Columbia.
The Pat Underhill Spirit of Competition Award was established during the 60th anniversary season of SSBC. Pat Underhill, a pioneer of speed skating in BC, explained that she wanted the award to value the participation of all club skaters in competition, where everyone can contribute to a team total, regardless of age or ability. Pat envisioned a system where every club participant in a sanctioned meet proudly earned a point for their club.
This award recognizes the long term contribution of Ritha Johnson to our sport and was first awarded in 2012. The award was formerly known as the SSBC Official of the Year Award.
This bursary is awarded to up to two skaters per year who will be attending a Canadian post-secondary institution the following school year.
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The Provincial Skater of the Year will be the highest ranked skater in the province based on the ranking system as determined by the SSBC Athlete Development Committee. There will be four awards: Female Short Track, Female Long Track, Male Short Track and Male Long Track.
The National Skater of the Year will be the highest ranked skater at the highest level of competition as determined by the SSBC Athlete Development Committee. There will be four awards: Female Short Track, Female Long Track, Male Short Track and Male Long Track.
Introduced in 1991, this award recognizes the contributions of volunteers in the Association.
The BCRC, sponsored by the Fort St James Falcons Speed Skating Club in recognition of coach Keith Gordon, is contested annually at the BC Short Track Championship. The relay race intends to develop team and relay skills while encouraging club spirit and interclub relations. There will be three awards: L2T, T2T males & T2T females.
This trophy was presented by the Ridge Meadows Racers Speed Skating Club in recognition of the outstanding efforts on behalf of speed skating in BC made by Mrs. Clara Overend. It is based on points earned by clubs participating in the annual BC Short Track Championship.
Club Ranking for the Clara Overend Trophy:
(a) Points will be allocated to clubs based on the overall results of each participant, as per the Competition Format Bulletin of the current season. Points earned by a skater accumulate to their club as follows:
i) 100% of points earned by T2T skaters & L2T skaters
ii) 50% of Jun A, Jun B & Neo-Sen skaters
iii) 25% of Points earned by Senior and A4L Skaters.
(b) The winning Club is to be awarded the trophy at the end of the Competition.
These awards recognize club participation in the annual FUNales.
Neil Dyer Memorial Shield (Revised 2023)
This shield is presented by the Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club, for perpetual annual competition by clubs in the BC Long Track Championships, in memory of Neil Dyer.
(a) Points will be awarded in both Olympic Style & Mass Start divisions, with points earned by a skater accumulating to their club as follows:
(b) The winning Club is to be awarded the shield at the end of the competition.
Previous award winners: Fort St. John (2023, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010), Prince George (2013, 2012), not awarded in 2011, 2022.
The PRC recognizes teams of two skaters, who achieve the highest number of laps during the 10-minute, 2-person relay throughout the season. Full details and the format of the PRC are available here.
|Category||Skater 1||Skater 2|
|Junior All Female||Sarah Song||Tiffany Wong|
|Junior All Male||Adam Mong||Ryan Bolton|
|Junior Mixed Genders||Sarah Song||Barnett Liu|
|L2T All Female||Addison Hank||Liliana Sturrok|
|L2T All Male||Caleb Van der Merwe||Adam Turner|
|L2T Mixed Genders||Dain Song||Daniel Jin|
|T2T All Female||Caroline Dong||Eunice Ding|
|T2T All Male||Barnett Liu||Adam Turner|
|T2T Mixed Genders||Dain Song||Daniel Jin|
|FUNd Mixed Gender||Jacob Paradela|
The Randy Sulyma 5000m Open Race is skated annually at the BC Long Track Championship in memory of Randy Sulyma. The first skater crossing the finish line in the race is awarded this award.
Adam Abbott (2019), Samuel Green (2019), Cameron Thomas (2018), Kaelan Sutherland (2018), Brooke Braun (2018), Allan Keeler (2018), Maria Keeler (2018), Hannah North (2018), Sidney Bennie (2018), Emma North (2018), William Brown (2018), Samuel Green (2018), Josh Telizyn (2017), Steven Lim (2017), Chantelle O’Donovan (2017), Holly Antifay (2017), Isaiah Jessie Uribe (2017), Sarah Graham (2016), Yolaine Kampman (2016), Eric Spence (2016), The Burnaby Group – Hannah Hoffman, Ally Hoffman, Nora Wagner, Katherine Brynjolfson & Anya Lui (2016), Ali Foster-Balloun (2015), Yolaine Kampman (2014), Sarah Ebert (2014), Sarah Leach (2014), Rachel Crook (2014), Andrea Stewart (2013), Anna Skaalid (2013), Dominic Villeneuve (2013), Braden Clouthier (2012), Dominic Villeneuve (2012), Kathryn Stickel (2012), Krista & Danielle Beleutz (2012), Mackenzie Neville (2011), Patrick Lau (2010), Ian Purvis (2010), Chelsea Reith (2010).
Skaters who represent Team BC at national championship events are awarded recognition certificates.
Skaters who represent TEAM BC at the Canada Winter Games every four years are provided with a keepsake to recognize their dedication and achievement.
The Ministry of Education and Child Care partners with both the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport and viaSport to manage the External Sport Credentials Program (ESCP). Students can get graduation credits by completing approved Athlete, Coach, or Official programs.
To confirm involvement in an approved program, students must request a verification letter from SSBC.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters for the Athlete and Official programs will be issued by SSBC. Students participating in the Coach program will be connected with viaSport, who issues the letters. Students are responsible for submitting the letter of verification of participation for External Sport Credentials to their high school counselor.
The Junior Coach Leadership Program recognizes Junior Coaches who contribute to their club but who have not yet received formal NCCP training. This program is administered by the club.
The Junior Officials Program recognizes Junior Officials who contribute to their club and who are progressing towards Officials certification. This program is administered by the club.
Sport BC celebrates athletes and volunteers involved in sport in British Columbia annually at their Awards Ceremony.
Speed Skating Canada recognizes members in many award categories annually at their AGM.
This award was founded by the Coaches Association of BC and recognizes coaches from all levels of sport in BC. The award is celebrated annually at the Banquet of Champions.