Red Book Changes 2022-2023
Racing into the 2022-2023 season, Speed Skating Canada has updated the SSC Red Book. Highlights include:
- New age categories (read more)
- Increased timeline for SSC sanctions (28 days), mandatory language for entry forms of SSC-sanctioned competitions
- Clarified e-timing options
- Equipment changes including,
- Dark or mirrored lenses are prohibited. A lightly tinted lens is permitted providing the pupil is still visible.
- ST: When wearing long blades, skaters must wear hard plastic or built-in cut and puncture resistant material with some impact energy absorption. Full frontal shin coverage must extend from within 2.5 cm of the top of the boot to within 2.5 cm of the bottom of the knee protection. Protection may be worn over/under a skater’s skinsuit, or it can be integrated in the suit.
- ST: All skaters must wear neck protection covering the lower half of the full circumference of the neck and covering all soft tissue in a line from the lower jaw on either side of the face to just below the chin. Large gaps are not permitted, and separate neck protection must be worn if not covered by the built-in suit protection. Neck protection shall extend below a line joining the armpits at the front of the body.