Speed Skate New Brunswick Posts

The next Canada Winter Games camp will be held Sunday , June 4th in Saint John, New Brunswick.

10:00 am –  4:00 pm

Samuel de Champlain Community Centre/School

67 Ch Ragged Pt. Saint John

The camp will include a track program as well as speed, agility, and imitations. Please dress appropriately for the weather outside and please bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

The Camp will run from 10 am – 4 pm. The plan is to be outside during the day however there is a gym space booked inside from noon-4 pm should the weather not be ideal.

Registration cost for the camp is $10, Please sign up here by June 1st, 2017.  

***Online payment is preferred.  No cash will be accepted at the event.  If you must use a cheque please make it out to NSASSA Inc for the correct amount.  If no payment is received your attendance at the camp will not be counted.***

Please back a healthy lunch and snacks as we will be doing a lot of activity and you will need the energy.

Speed Skate New Brunswick High Performance Coach, Derrick MacLeod will be leading the sessions . Please let him (Derrick.MacLeod@Rogers.com) if you have any camp specifics questions.

Hope to see you there.

Due to heavy amounts of rain forecasted May 6th, the dryland training will be held indoors at the Samuel-de-Champlain community centre gymnasium from 11am-1pm. The Nutrition seminar will immediately follow from 1-2pm also in the gymnasium.

I hope to see you there!

There will be a Canada Winter Games Camp held on May 13th in Dieppe from 10am-5pm.

This will be an outdoor camp held at the Anna Malenfant Track. Please dress appropriately for the weather outside.

All athletes ages 8 and up are welcome to join the dryland training from 10am-12pm at no cost!

Please register for free.

CWG athletes will then have lunch, continue to train, participate in fun activates, and go through information on the CWG process (goals, camp info, selection process, etc.).

Make sure to bring lots of water with you as we are in a field so there are no fountains close. Also this is a long day of training so bring some snacks with you, and a healthy lunch.

There is a $10/athlete fee for CWG participants, please sign up here by May 12th.

Be ready to work hard and have fun! I hope to see you all in Dieppe on May 13th!

Note: This camp was changed from May 14th to May 13th due to Mother’s Day on the Sunday.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Scott Beamish.


The New Brunswick Amateur Speed Skating Association (aka SSNB) is pleased to announce its Annual General Meeting for May 6 2pm at the Samuel Champlain Community Centre in Saint John.

We are leveraging this time and location as there is a provincial team dry land camp and nutrition seminar scheduled earlier in the day at the same location.


  • Review and approve agenda
  • Review and approve minutes from 2016 meeting
  • Report from Clubs
  • Report from Athlete Development
  • Report From Officials Development Committee
  • Report from Technical Director
  • Review of Financials
  • Voting of Directors (Chair / Director of Finance / Athlete Development Chair)
  • Other business
  • Please have your reports ready fro distribution by May 4th.

We will adjourn by 5.

Please feel free to distribute to your Clubs.

Posted on the SSNB website are provincial training programs. There will continually be daily training programs posted under the athlete tab on the website.

The programs are designed for athletes at different stages of their growth spurt. Please read through the recommended physical maturity stages for each program and remember that kids develop specific skills faster at different stages of their growth spurt, and these programs are designed to target the development of proper skills at each stage.

It should be known that the best training an athlete can do for speed skating in the summer is get involved with another sports program. Track and field, soccer, biking, swimming, etc. are all great ways for kids to stay active, and by being involved with other sports, especially at young ages, kids become much better-rounded as an athlete. I cannot stress enough that participating in other sports programs is a huge benefit to the development of young athletes. The posted provincial training programs are only recommendations.

Also under the athlete tab on the website is the provincial coach dryland schedule. On this page you can see the dates and locations that Scott Beamish will be running speed skating specific dryland programs for athletes of all ages. There will be minimal cost to attend, just enough to cover a need to rent a facility or having a sport science professional brought in. Please refer to this page as dates become closer for updates on the exact location and time of day that the training programs will take place.

If you have any questions about the SSNB provincial training programs or the provincial coach dryland schedule, please contact Scott Beamish.

I hope to see you all throughout the summer!