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2022 Canada Cup #1 and TEAM BC Canada Winter Games Long Track Selection Trials


Meet Coordinator: Katharine North

Entry Deadline
The entry deadline for Canada Cup 1 will be the Monday December 5th, 2022. 
Entry Criteria
Athletes must be minimum C2 Junior in order to be eligible to compete
In order to be eligible to race in Canada Cup 1, athletes must have achieved a valid qualifying time as listed in Appendix C of the SSC High Performance Bulletin 202
Provinces that are using the Canada Cup 1 for provincial team selection and would like to enter athletes who have not met the time standards listed in Appendix C, will be required to submit the name(s), distance(s), and best time(s) in each Individual Distance to the HPAC-LT minimum of one week prior to the entry deadline of the competition. Skaters whose names have been submitted to the HPAC-LT one week prior to the entry deadline may be added to the entry list of Canada Cup 1 at the sole, full and absolute discretion of the Chair. Should the athlete(s) be added to Canada Cup 1, they will not be included in the official Canada Cup 1 results and as a result will not be included on the Canadian Ranking List. 

BC Athletes please contact Chris Acton for assistance with submitting to the HPAC-LT at by Nov 21, 2022.

• Other athletes may be added at the sole, full and absolute discretion of the Chair.

Day 1Friday Dec 9th500m 1500m500m 1500m
Day 2Saturday Dec 10th1000m 3000m1000m 5000m
Day 3Sunday Dec 11th500m (2) 1000m (2) Mass Start Team Pursuit*500m (2) 1000m (2) Mass Start Team Pursuit*
* Time dependent out of competition race for CWG preparation


Further information may be found on the SSC Event Page or High Performance Bulletin 202

Thursday practice times will be updated and available on the SSC Event Page Other practice ice is by special request and will be at the athletes expense if it is available.

Athletes must bring their own armbands. 

Registration Options & Pricing

Canada Cup 1$110.00
CWG team selection$110.00
Canada Cup 1 & CWG selection trial$110.00

Meet Coordinator contact information:

Phone: 250-262-6590


Adult Recreational Speed Skating Program

Adult Recreational Speed Skating Program

Looking for inspiration for a way to achieve your New Year’s resolutions? The Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club is offering an adult skating program that is targeted to beginning level skaters as an introduction to the sport. This will include two coached sessions per week, with additional ice time as available. We are focused on developing a community of adult speed skaters in a positive and low cost environment. The program will run from January 14 until the third week in March. Skating times will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm (coached) and Saturdays 10-11am (as available – no coach). The cost of the program is $250 and includes skate rental (first come, first served) and purchase of ankle protection (required safety gear). Click the following link to fill out the sign-up form:

After that we will contact you with further details. Don’t delay in signing up as limited spaces are available! Please spread the word to anyone you think would be a good fit! Contact Dan at or 250-219-3663 if you have any questions.


Registration News! CALLING ALL PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS (Also known as Associates)

Our registration system seems like it has arrived at a place where we can get all of our Associates to register. We require all of our volunteers and parents to register as Associates to ensure that you are all covered under our insurance from BC Speed Skating whenever you are helping out our club. This can be anywhere from helping set up the mats to being one of our board members. This is why we ask that at least one parent/guardian from each family (the one who will be bringing skaters to practice) become an Associate.

We are asking that all of our Associates register this week as we need to have you all in the system ASAP, particularly before our short track meet this weekend! You will need to log in to your account (family) and add yourself as a member and don’t forget to click “register here” to sign yourself up as an associate!  You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you are done.  It all seems to be working smoothly now but if you have any problems, please email Susie at