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LTPAD IN ONTARIO THE NEXT CHAPTER PRESENTER: DAVE STEWART VP TECHNICAL PROGRAMS.

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1 LTPAD IN ONTARIO THE NEXT CHAPTER PRESENTER: DAVE STEWART VP TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

2 LTPAD ALIGNMENT New racing formats ●Offer age-appropriate distances and skill-based events ●Increase the number of racing opportunities for all skaters ●Create a more challenging racing experience for top-ranked skaters ●Create a more inclusive racing experience for lower-ranked skaters ●Encourage skater participation in Long Track and Short Track ●Provide a clear path towards provincial rankings and national championships ●Reduce wait times between races ●Reduce the amount of travel for younger skaters by raising the profile of local meets ●Reduce the administrative work for volunteers

3 AGE CLASSIFICATIONS SHORT TRACK BoysGirls Ages 11 years old and youngerAges 10 years old and younger 12 years old11 years old 13 years old12 years old 14 years old13 years old 15 years old14 years old Junior B (15 – 16 years old)Junior B (15-16 years old) Junior A (17-18 years old) Neo-Senior (19-22 years old) 23 years old and above

4 AGE CLASSIFICATIONS LONG TRACK BoysGirls Ages 11 years old and youngerAges 10 years old and younger 12 years old11 years old 13 years old12 years old 14 years old13 years old 15 years old14 years old Open (16-29 years old)Open (15-29 years old) Masters (30 years old and above)

5 RACING SERIES SHORT TRACK FUNdamentals Introduction to Competition Competition-Development

6 FUNDAMENTALS RACING SERIES Local Club Organized Events Girls 10 years and younger / Boys 11 years and younger ●Any size Ice pad is acceptable ●2 hours to 1 Day and can be held during regular club practice times ●Start and end times are flexible ●Races are a combination of traditional racing and skill- based events ●Age class or Ability groupings. Primarily for younger age skaters but also welcomes older skaters who are new to speed skating and/or new to racing. ●Traditional racing distances and skill-based events. Track size should be 100m.

7 INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITION RACING SERIES Regional East, Central, West and Flex Girls years / Boys years ●Olympic Size Ice pad but NHL size also acceptable ●1 Day Meet (except Provincial Championships which is 2 days) ●Skaters are required to stay within their assigned region based on their home club. ●Racing on a 100.0m track ●Open Class. Skaters will be grouped into Divisions based on 400m seed time within the larger open class format to provide the best possible racing experience. ●3 fixed distances (200m, 400m, 1500m) and a 4th distance Aim is 7-8 races per meet. ●Boys 15 need to select at the start of the season whether they will race the Introduction to Competition racing series or the Competition-Development racing series.

8 INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITION RACING SERIES SENIOR AND MASTERS Regional East, Central, West and Flex Senior years and Masters 30+ years ●1 Day Meet (year end Provincial Championships) ●Skaters are required to stay within their assigned region based on their home club. ●Racing on a m track ●Open Class. Skaters will be grouped into Divisions based on 500m seed time within the larger open class format to provide the best possible racing experience. ●3 fixed distances (500m, 777m, 1000m) and a 4th distance Aim is 7-8 races per meet. Max 16 racers. ●Skaters who are 23 years of age and older may apply for racing eligibility for the season to participate in the Competition-Development Racing Series.

9 COMPETITION-DEVELOPMENT RACING SERIES Provincial level Girls / Boys / Senior or Master skaters if applicable ●Olympic Size Ice pad ●2 Day Meets. Racing on m track. ●Open Class. Skaters will be grouped into Divisions within the larger open class format based on 500m m times to provide the best possible racing experience. ● 3 fixed distances (500m, 1000m, 1500m) and a 4th distance. Aim is 12 races per meet (500m x 4, 1000m x 4, 1500m x 3, final 3000m ● Meets Sept – Dec will base advancement on times. Meets Jan-Mar will base advancement on placement. ●Skaters who are 23 years of age and older may apply for racing eligibility for the season to participate in the Competition-Development Racing Series.

10 LONG TRACK PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OSSA will host only 1 Long Track meet per season Skaters of all ages and abilities AgeDistances Girls 8 and younger Boys 8 and younger Mass Start 100m, 200m, 400m, 500m Girls 9-10, Boys 9-11 Mass Start 300m, 500m, 800m, 1000m Girls 11, Boys 12 Mass Start 300m, Mass Start 3000m, Olympic Style 100m & 500m Girls 12, Boys 13 Mass Start 300m, Mass Start 3000m, Olympic Style 100m & 500m Girls 13, Boys 14 Mass Start 300m Olympic Style 100m, 500m & 3000m Girls 14, Boys 15 Mass Start 300m Olympic Style 100m, 500m & 3000m Open Female 15-29, Open Male 16-29, Masters Female and Male (30 and older) Olympic Style 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m

11 PLEASE NOTE….. An Information Manual will be developed by OSSA (by September 1, 2012) to provide direction on FUNdamentals meet formats and practice sessions Speed Skating Canada equipment requirements (Regulation D3-100) will be in effect for all Intro to Comp and Comp-Dev meets Regional designation for Intro to Comp meets are firm Boys 15 must complete racing form by September 15, 2012 Senior and Master skaters must complete Senior Eligibility form to skate Comp-Devt by September 15, 2012 Coaching certification requirements are firm. Courses will be offered in late August – September - October

12 COMPETITION CALENDAR *RECOMMENDED FORMAT * DATES & LOCATIONS MOSTLY CONFIRMED FUNdamentals 1 Day meets Intro to Comp West Intro to Comp Central Intro to Comp East Comp-Devt Oct 14 London (West) Oct 14 Ottawa (East) Oct 13 London Oct 20 Clarington? Nov 10 Brampton Oct 13 Ottawa Sept Clarington Dec 8 Barrie(Central) Nov or Dec meet needed Dec 1 Markham Nov 3 Gloucester Nov 3-4 Cambridge Jan 13 Oakville Jan 26 Toronto Dec meet needed NEW date TBD?? Mar 2 Milton Feb 16 Barrie Feb 9 Brockville Jan Clarington Mar 9-10 Provincials Feb 2-3 Gloucester Apr 6 Master Provincials Ottawa Apr 6 Master Provincials Ottawa Apr 6 Master Provincials Ottawa Feb Provincials K-W

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