Club Resources

2022-2023 Club Administration Timeline  - Updated August 24, 2022

Short (100m/111.12m) and long track (400m) diagrams


The Fast Fun Friends Program Benchmarks provide guidance to clubs on standards for their child Learn to Speed Skate program.

The Fast Fun Friends Club Welcome Letter Template is a customizable letter for clubs to share with their Learn to Speed Skate participants as they begin the program.

Clubs must use a trained instructor to deliver the I Can Skate Fast program. Upcoming training sessions will be added to the SSBC Calendar of Events, and can be requested by emailing

Trained instructors will be given access to the instructor resources.

All I Can Skate Fast sessions should be enrolled (for program tracking purposes) using the online enrollment form.

SSBC Safe Sport Club Policy Suite Template, 

Download here

For more information.  Contact

coach Resources

Coaches who have completed the modules for a course and ready to begin working on their evaluation (portfolio and practice evaluation) should contact for direction.

Please email if you are interested in hosting a coaching course in your region.

The PACE Award Program is self-administered by individual clubs and may vary based on the club’s unique situation. PACE (Personal Achievement Celebration Event) Awards may be awarded to suit the individual skater, examples include:

  • I raced in my first meet today!
  • I skated a PB today!
  • I skated the 200m in under 45 seconds!
  • I skated the 200m in under 30 seconds!

Certificate A

Certificate A - Print

Certificate B

Certificate B - Print

*NEW*Certificate C

*NEW*Certificate C - Print 

Youth and Junior aged skaters are eligible to qualify for GenBC based on their performance in the preceding season. 

2024-2025 GenBC Selection Bulletin 

GenBC skaters have access to programming provided by the SSBC Integrated Support Team.

Elite skaters are also eligible to qualify for Canadian Sport Institute- Pacific (CSI-P) nomination.

2023-2024 CSI-P Nomination Criteria

CSI-P nominated skaters must register with their local centre to be eligible for benefits through CSI-P.

The following information was prepared to assist BC coaches, skaters and parents to ensure that skaters are healthy and fit for the start of a new season. It is a guideline and should be modified as needed to suit each individual skater. The information presented below is intended for Performance Development skaters (competitive Youth and Junior skaters).  

Please note that recommendations and websites included below are for information purposes only, and are not meant to be an exhaustive nor prescriptive list. Skaters and their immediate support team (parents, coaches, medical/paramedical professionals) are responsible for the season plan and health of each skater. Skaters are encouraged to verify the qualifications and experience of any medical/paramedical professionals.

Pre-Season (May)
Pre-Season (July/August)
Pre-Season (August/early September)
  • Repeat off-ice testing
  • Baseline on-ice testing
Mid-Season (December)
  • Repeat on-ice testing
Season End (February/March)
  • Repeat on-ice testing
Additional Considerations
  • Consultation with a dietician (identified by RD) to plan for proper nutrition, supplementation strategy and hydration
  • Regular dental check-ups/hygiene
  • Mental fitness/sports psychology preparation
  • Sleep hygiene planning.


All NCCP courses an individual has taken are tracked in an online database called The Locker. Anyone who has taken an NCCP course (in any sport) will have a profile on The Locker. If coaches need assistance finding their account number or password, please contact the Technical Sport Coordinator.

Students can earn credits towards graduation through the External Credentials Program - Coaches. Please visit External Sport Credentials Program for more details or contact for more information.

official Resources

To become an official, candidates must take a clinic and work as an apprentice official. Some certifications require assessment. Details can be found in the visual  officials pathway.

Speed Skating BC hosts clinics through the year, both in-person and online. All clinics are listed on the SSBC Events Calendar. To request a local clinic, please email the SSBC Officials Development Committee

Clinic resources are available below:

The SSBC Certified Officials list is updated regularly as upgrade requests are processed. Last updated: April 19, 2024.

If you notice an error and/or have updates for the list (e.g. change in club, retirement of an official, etc.), please email

Apprentice Provincial Official Certification

To begin the process of becoming a Certified Apprentice Provincial Official, applicants must complete the Apprentice Provincial Officials Clinic, assist at meets throughout the season and submit the online Apprentice Provincial Upgrade Form. The SSBC ODC administers upgrades to Apprentice Provincial Official.

Upgrade to Provincial Official

To upgrade to Provincial Official, applicants must complete the Provincial Officials Clinic (specific to the position), officiate at meets throughout the season and submit the Provincial Officials Upgrade form, including evaluation form(s) completed by a mentor. The SSBC ODC administers upgrades to Provincial Officials.

Evaluation Forms:

Upgrade to National Official

Upgrading to National Official is administered by Speed Skating Canada’s Sport Development Committee. Applicants for National Official upgrades must complete Speed Skating Canada’s requirements for National officials

Referee report: see "Post-Competition Requirements" below under Competition Resources.

Meet Coordinator report: see "Post-Competition Requirements" below under Competition Resources.

Assessment reports (for upgrades): see "Upgrading to Level 2" above under Official Resources.

Mentor report: access online form here

Incident report: see the Safe Sport page for details.

Students can earn credits towards graduation through the External Credentials Program - Officials. Please visit External Sport Credentials Program for more details or contact for more information.

competition Resources

The sanction process is a guarantee between the organizer(s) and Speed Skating BC that the event will operate according to Speed Skating Canada and/or Speed Skating BC procedures.

Meets can be sanctioned under a SSBC Sanction and an SSC Sanction:

  • SSBC Sanctions can be requested through IceReg. More information is available in the sanction overview document. Sanctions must be requested at least two weeks before the event date to guarantee the sanction can be processed.
  • Information regarding SSC Sanctions can be found on the SSC website.

Email the Database Administrator to have the event added to the SSBC Events & Results calendar. Dates should be added as soon as they are known.

ODC will contact Meet Coordinators to discuss developmental opportunities for officials at the competition. 

All sanctioned competition registration forms must include the following statement and corresponding check box: “I have read and agree to the SSBC Concussion Protocol”. The SSBC Concussion Protocol can be found in the SSBC Guidelines: Sport Injury Management document, in Safety Resources.

Arrange to use SSBC-owned equipment (horn start and/or electronic lap counter and/or helmet covers), as appropriate for the competition. Contact the host of the previous (local) competition to determine the current location of the equipment.

In coordination with the Recorder and Referee, plan appropriate racing events for the competition. 

Note that these are the minimum requirements for a competition with an SSBC Sanction. Competitions with SSC sanctions may have additional requirements.

It is the Meet Coordinator’s responsibility to ensure that the proper paperwork is completed after a competition.

Competition protocols should be emailed to the SSBC Database Administrator as soon as possible following the competition. If the meet was recorded using Meet Manager, please also attach the .csv results file.

Injury report forms should be emailed to the Executive Director within 24 hours of the completion of the competition, to allow for prompt follow-up with the skater and/or family.

Other reporting requirements (within 14 days of the competition) include:

The BC Winter Games (BCWG) are an important developmental event for athletes across the province. The BCWG are a mulit-sport event overseen by the BC Games Society and are held February of every other year (even years). Athletes represent their Zone at the Games.

The 2024 BCWG will be hosted by Lhtako-Quesnel, February 22-25, 2024. Athletes travel to the Games on February 21st and return on February 25th. The speed skating event will take place in Prince George. More information can be found in the Technical Package.

SSBC has partnered with the BC Games Society to offer an opportunity for young adults to officiate at the Games. The Young Officials Program is open to those aged 14-17. Applications for the program are due December 10, 2023.


Zone 1 Qualification Format TBC

Zone 1 Rep: TBC

Zone 2 Qualification Format

Zone 2 Rep: Nancy Goplen

Zone 3 Qualification Format

Zone 3 Rep: Tara Calder

Zone 4 Qualification Format

Zone 4 Reps: Yanshen Xu and Nick Toth 

Zone 5 Qualification Format

Zone 5 Reps: Grace Cheng and Amanda Wong

Zone 6 Qualification Format

Zone 6 Rep: Brenda Hennigar

Zone 7 Qualification Format

Zone 7 Rep: Jessica Seely

Zone 8 Qualification Format

Zone 8 Rep: Raistlin van Spronsen

Wildcard Qualification Format


Questions should be directed to

Clubs and local organizing committees are encouraged to host FUNale competitions to celebrate our sport at the local and regional level. Full details are available in the "FUNale Enrollment Form", which allows a FUNale to be enrolled with SSBC to receive swag items for participants.

The 2023 Canada Winter Games will take place in Prince Edward Island. Sport-specific information is available on the Canada Games website

BC Speed Skating will be preparing skaters for the 2023 Canada Winter Games via our Push to PEI program.

The TEAM BC Selection Trials (short track and long track) will take place in December 2022. Details can be found in the TEAM BC 2023 Selection Bulletin (updated November 2022).

Questions and bye requests should be directed to

Speed Skating BC names skaters to Team BC for the Canadian Youth Championships each season. 

Team BC x Canadian Youth Championships Selection Bulletin (Updated February 29, 2024)

Team BC x CYLT Intent to Participate form

Team BC x CYSTW Intent to Participate form

Students can earn credits towards graduation through the External Credentials Program - Athletes. Please visit External Sport Credentials Program for more details or contact for more information.

safety Resources

Resources are located on the COVID-19 page.

Speed Skating is a fast and exciting sport.  Preventing injuries through proper safety equipment is everyone's responsibility.

Personal Equipment

Speed Skating Arena Safety Checklist


SSBC Sport Injury Management Guidelines

SSBC Injury Report Form- must be completed for all injuries sustained in practice or competition.

SSBC Post-Injury information Document- should be provided to any SSBC member who sustains an injury during practice or competition.

Concussion prevention, recognition and return to sport protocols have been heavily featured in the media over the past few years. Please see the SSBC Sport Injury Management Guidelines for the concussion protocol that must be followed at all SSBC practices and competitions to recognize and assess concussions.

Skaters who have been diagnosed who a concussion must follow protocols to return to activities (school, sport, work). See Parachute Canada resources for more details.

To learn more about concussions in speed skating, consider taking the FREE eLearning module "Making Head Way in Speed Skating". 

We believe all members of the organization; staff, athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents, etc., are entitled to be treated in an ethical and professional manner. Please see the Safe Sport page for details.

Speed Week Resources