We need Level I and above officials + people new-to-the-sport to help us this speed skating season!
Here’s what’s coming up…
- Canada Winter Games (CWG) Long Track Selection Trials Jan 2-4
- Sunday Long Track Racing Series (various weekends)
- Atlantic Long Track Championships Jan 30-Feb 1
- Nova Scotia Short Track Championships Feb 28-March 1
- Valley Speed Skating Club Mini-Meet March 7
Officials operate as referees, starters, timers, recorders, meet coordinators, finish line judges, lap counters, track stewards, announcers, and in many other positions, and are needed to hold races for skaters of all ages.
The first step is to take a three-hour Level I Officials clinic and we’re planning on holding one Saturday, Jan 3 during the CWG LT Trials. If you don’t immediately know what you’d like to do, shadowing different officials during that first weekend would be a good way to help identify areas of interest.
As a Level I official you’ll be able to volunteer in various positions to gain experience and help the sport grow. Level II and higher certifications exist, and with the right training and experience, allow you take on more responsibility locally, nationally, or perhaps at international events.
To Volunteer and/or Register for Clinics…
Please reply to this email or phone Steve 902 443-8781 / David 902 477-9234 at your earliest convenience.
Level I clinic on Jan 3 is open to all at no charge
Level I or above officials urgently needed for the CWG Trials Jan 2-4
Level II Starters & Referee clinics are also being offered Jan 2-4
Thanks in advance for your consideration. There are no races without officials – you are crucial to the sport.
David MacDonald & Stephen MacMurray
Speed Skate Nova Scotia, Officials Committee