RSSC Coaches determine which skaters practice as part of the Road Runners or as part of the Cheetahs. Cheetahs are generally the Club's older skaters, but the coaches also consider a skater's speed, technical ability, endurance, as well as overall behaviour and attentiveness in determining the correct practice group. Cheetahs are expected to have progressed significantly in all of these key areas to ensure the safety and development of all Cheetah skaters.
Cheetahs practice 3 times per week: Tuesday/Thursday and Sunday during the short track season. During the long track season, Sunday's shift to Mondays to ensure sufficient ice maintenance time.
Tuesday & Thursday practices begin at the Staples Arena at 7:00pm with a Cheetah warm-up and practice specific tricks & tips. Sunday Practice begins at 6:00pm.
Cheetahs also have additional off-ice training, sometimes lead by their Coaches and sometimes as "homework" to do on their own.
2018-19 Cheetah Coaches:
Tuesday & Thursday: Michelle, Brad and Rick
Sundays: Taylor, Rick and Lindsay
NOTE: Coach Lindsay may also help on Thursday's when her schedule allows
About 2019 Canada Winter Games (CWG)
The 2019 Canada Winter Games are being hosted in Red Deer Alberta with Speed Skating taking place Feb 16 - 22, 2019. Both short and long track competitions will take place during the event.
Some of the RSSC Skaters meet the age requirements for the event. However age is not the only factor. There are 4 competitions this fall and early winter that are regular competitions for all interested skaters AND also count as "CWG Trials" for those who are eligible based on their age. CWG eligible skaters can compete in one or more of the Trials ... determination of the Saskatchewan CWG Team will be based on the results from the various competitions.
SHORT TRACK: Competitors who have reached the age of 14 by June 30th, 2019 but have not reached the age of 19 on June 30th, 2019. Year of Birth: July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2005 inclusive.
LONG TRACK: Competitors who have reached the age of 14 by June 30th, 2019 but have not reached the age of 20 as of June 30th, 2019. Year of Birth: July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2005 inclusive
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2018-19 Competitions which are ALSO CWG Trials:
Warman, Oct. 27-28, 2018
Caronport, Nov. 10-11, 2018
The top 5 skaters (5 male, 5 female) with the highest point totals from the two trials combined will comprise the short track team.
Can Am Internat.: Calgary, Nov. 23-25, 2018
Sask Long Track Championships: Saskatoon,
Jan. 5-6, 2018
The top 4 skaters (4 male, 4 female) with the lowest samelag points total from the two trials combined will comprise the long track team