Contacts
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Head Office
BC Speed Skating Association
(604) 746-4349
info@speed-skating.bc.ca
www.speed-skating.bc.ca

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Provincial Advisor
Christina Acton
chris.acton@bcspeedskating.ca


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Assistant Provincial Advisor
Richard Krieck
richard.krieck@bcspeedskating.ca


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Technical Package for Speed Skating

Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games
February 20-23, 2020

Technical packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the technical package.
Technical Package for Speed Skating last updated: updatedAugust 6, 2019.
Be sure to check back for updates.

 

Venue:
Pomeroy Sport Centre
Age:
Under 14 (U14)
Age Description:
U14 - Minimum age is 12 years as of midnight June 30, 2019. Maximum age is 13 years as of midnight June 30, 2019.
Zone Team Composition:
6 athletes per zone (3 male and 3 female).
Wildcards:
12 wildcards. Division of wildcards into the two categories (U14 males, U14 females) will be done in proportion to the number of eligible wildcard skaters per category.
Maximum Athletes:
60
Coaches:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the "adult supervisor" role)

1 head coach and 2 additional adults members of the zone team (assistant coaches or adult supervisors). See below for eligibility details. At least one adult, per zone, must be female.

Every zone must name a head coach and at least one assistant coach (exception: sports for athletes with a disability, which must have one head coach and at least one assistant coach for the sport).  If additional adults are named for the zone (or sport) and they meet the certification requirements of assistant coaches, they should be registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor".  See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Officials:
(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)

The sport is permitted to register 24 officials and 16 young officials through a 'young officials' program (details can be found here) for a maximum of 40 officials.

Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2020 BC Winter Games.

Athletes will be eligble to attend only one BC Winter Games in Speed Skating.
Fees:

See the BC Games General Rules for current BC Games registration fees.  Note that fees are assessed for athletes only (coaches, adult supervisors, and officials do not pay this fee).  Sports may assess additional fees to cover training, uniforms, qualification event(s), etc.  Please contact your Provincial Advisor or the PSO for more details.  Fees are collected by the sport and paid to the BC Games Society upon invoice after the Games.
  All athletes competing in the Games are expected to pay $225 athlete registration fee payable to the BC Speed Skating Association. This fee subsidizes the cost of travel to/from the Games, accommodation, meals, and some sport operational costs.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All head coaches must be certified Introduction to Competition and must have completed the Making Head Way in Sport: Speed Skating online module. Assistant coaches must be trained in an NCCP speed skating course, must have completed the Making Head Way in Sport: Speed Skating online module. All head coaches, assistant coaches and adult supervisors must also have successfully completed the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation. Exclusively, coaches are allowed in coaches box.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
400m - short track
1500m - short track
3000m relay - short track
2000m points race - short track
500m Olympic style - long track
7 lap ISU mass start - long track


Equipment:
All skaters must wear equipment as per Speed Skating Canada Procedures and Regulations (see D3-100, D3-200 and D3-300). When participating in short track and mass start long track events, skaters must wear cut resistant clothing meeting or exceeding the minimum standards established by the ISU.
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

Please refer to the BC Games General Rules for the registration deadline set by the BC Games Society. The BC Games deadline is in effect unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization is specified in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

TBD. Zone team selection format will be determined by the BC Speed Skating Association and communicated no later than September 1st, 2019. All participant registration details are expected to be submited by the Provincial Advisor or Zone Reps to the BC Games Society no later than Monday, January 20, 2020.
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

All athletes and coaches are required to stay in BC Games accommodation and travel on BC Games transportation. All athletes under 19 years must be properly supervised by the Head Coach and Assistant Coach(es) or Adult Supervisor(s).
Medals:

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded.  If there is only one competitor or team, no medals are awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Medals will be awarded in each event within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule.





Participant information is collected under the authority of the BC Games Society. The information provided will be used to determine eligibility to participate in the 2020 BC Winter Games. On confirmation of eligibility the information will be used to arrange liability insurance coverage to address any claims arising from the voluntary participation of registered participants in the 2020 BC Winter Games. The name, hometown, sport, and results of registered participants will be provided to media outlets and available on the BC Games Society and the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society websites for the purposes of acknowledging selection for participation and placing. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of registered participants may be used in non-commercial promotion/development of sport and/or the BC Summer and/or BC Winter Games or the BC Games Society.  The BC Games Society reserves the right to use or reproduce images for the purposes of providing commemorative materials that would be available for free or purchase.  The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of Games participants may be provided to the Premier and the Minister responsible for the Games, and/or to members of the legislative assembly, and/or to local members of parliament, and/or to the media for the purposes of recognition and/or informing sport-related and/or training opportunities and/or to school principals and/or school district superintendents for the purpose of recognition and acknowledgement. For questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the BC Games Society at 200 -990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 or (250) 387-1375 or info@bcgames.org.

As a condition of entry into, or volunteering at the BC Winter Games it must be understood that the participants and volunteers enter entirely at their own risk, and will not hold the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society, their staff, agents, and/or volunteer workers responsible for injury, loss or damage occurring during the 2020 BC Winter Games.

Volunteers and participants may be protected for their actions vis a vis third party claims through the liability insurance for the Games but are not covered for any personal claims for injury or accident. Participants and volunteers agree to release, discharge and undertake not to commence action against the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and the BC Games Society from any and all claims and causes of action, or liability of any kind whatsoever for injuries, property damage, or death which in any way results from participating or volunteering in the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games.

The Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society do not assume responsibility for loss of wages, or costs associated with medical, dental or hospital care for athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, managers, officials or volunteers for any injury or loss incurred during the, or as a result of participating or volunteering in the 2020 BC Winter Games.

The BC Games Society will not be liable for any communication between a BC Games Society participant and/or volunteer and any third party group that receives the participant and/or volunteer contact information list from the BC Games Society after the two year period expires under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Act (an Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act S.C. 2010, c. 23) (“Act”). The two year period begins at the conclusion of the 2020 BC Winter Games. This clause is a defence to any violation under the Act regarding any communication between a third party group and a participant and/or volunteer of the BC Games Society that occurs after the two year period has expired. By completing a volunteer registration form (online or paper copy) or being registered to attend the 2020 BC Winter Games participants and volunteers are agreeing to all of the terms outlined in this conditions of entry agreement.