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TSSC Summer Camp

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Summary

  • Dates: July 29 – August 2
  • Location: Ford Performance Centre (formerly MasterCard Centre), 400 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke
  • Time: Full-Day Program – 9:30am – 5pm
  • Cost: $375
  • Registration Date: Now!
  • Contact: TSSCsummercamp@gmail.com

Announcing the TSSC Summer Camp for 2019!

A one-week Technical Camp in Toronto at the Ford Performance Centre (formerly the MasterCard Center), 400 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke the week of July 29 – August 2. This camp will run concurrently with the OSSA NextGen camp.

Full Day Program

As many of you may know, summer is the perfect time to work on technical improvements.  This full-day camp includes two ice sessions per day, dryland training, and tons of technical drills and exercises aimed at making you the best skater you can be. Of course, there will also be fun and games.

  • Camp times: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Camp fee: $375

Lead Coach

We are very excited to have Elizabeth Ward back in Toronto to lead the camp!

Elizabeth started short track speed skating at 9 years old after having seen in on television. She skated most of her career at Montreal Gadbois until she spent 3 years at the Canadian Regional Training Center. She competed nationally in both long track and short track for several years. After her competitive days, she returned to her home club to start coaching more seriously. Currently, Elizabeth is the assistant head coach at Montreal Gadbois as well as the head coach of the Saint Constant speed skating club on the south shore of Montreal. These clubs are at the very top of Quebec speed skating, and therefore they are by extension at the very top of Canadian speed skating. Elizabeth has been coming to coach in Toronto for the past 5 years and had the chance to coach with Nagano Skate as well. She currently has her INC coaching certificate, and she is starting her CompDev certification over the summer.

On the team assisting Elizabeth this summer will be Nicolas Laborde.  He is a Colombian short track skater who competes in World Cups and World Championships – this year he finished top 24 in the 1000m at the world champs. He has been coaching at Montreal Gadbois with Elizabeth for the past 4 years.  Rounding out the coaching team will be members of our TSSC coaching family and youth assistants.

Eligible skaters

This camp focuses on preparing skaters for the upcoming racing season. Youth skaters of all levels, 8 to 14 years old, with a minimum of one season of racing completed.  For skater who fall outside of these requirements but who would like to participate, please contact us at TSSCsummercamp@gmail.com.  This is not a camp for learning to speed skate or for older elite level skaters.

How to register

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Registrations will be confirmed on a first come basis, once both registration information and payment are received.

Payment:

Registration for the TSSC youth summer camp will be considered complete and your place confirmed upon receipt of full payment.  Payments must be received by July 1, 2019 but places may fill up well before then! Payment may be made by:

  1. Cheque payable to Toronto Speed Skating Club and mailed to TSSC, 55 Third St, Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 2X7 or
  2. Etransfer to TSSCregistrar@gmail.com

Refund policy:

Skaters withdrawing on or before June 30, 2019 will be charged a $35 administration fee.  There will be no refunds issued after June 30, 2019.  All withdrawal requests must be made in writing to the summer camp coordinator at TSSCsummercamp@gmail.com.

More information

If you have any questions, please contact the summer camp coordinator at TSSCsummercamp@gmail.com

Nagano Summer Camp in Kitchener-Waterloo

OSSA is organizing a camp (this is NOT a Toronto initiative, but it will be a very good camp) August 12-17 in Kitchener-Waterloo. Registration is now open. You should register early to get a spot.

Special Sessions

TBA. Please check back later