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Hello Everyone.

For the first time in a while, SSNB/SJASSC held an open Summer Camp.  Speed Skaters of all ages, from beginner to competitive, took part in a five day camp from August 19 – 23 at the Qplex Arena, Quispamsis. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank all the skaters, coaches, volunteers,  parents and SJASSC for a job well done.  Lots of positive feedback from skaters and families that attended.  This bodes well for annual summer camps going forward.

For those of you who may not know, Scott Beamish has resigned as Technical Director/Provincial Coach of SSNB.  On behalf of the Board of Directors and SSNB, I would like to thank Scott for all of his hard work and dedication to our Association. He has made a significant impact to where we are today as and Association and to the direction we are going.  I’m sure he will be missed by everyone involved in our sport.  We wish him well in his future endeavors.

The Board of Directors is working diligently to fill the vacancy left by Scott’s departure.  We will keep Clubs posted through their representation at Board Meetings of our progress.  Please direct any questions or concerns going forward by email to and we will do our best to address them.

Thank You Everyone!

Andy MaGee

President, SSNB

An Introduction to Competition Coach is qualified to assume the responsibilities of a head coach with skaters in Learn to Train (~9-12 years old) and Train to Train (~12-16 years old) stages of development.

Where:  Saint Thomas University (51 Dineen Dr, Fredericton, NB) – Sir James Dunn Hall: Room G6

When: September 21st 10am-6pm

September 22nd 8:30am-4pm

The schedule for the weekend will be:


10:00-11:00 Introduction
11:00-12:00 Planning a Practice
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-3:30* Planning a Practice (Cont.)
3:30-6:00* Technical

*Breaks at 2:30 and 4:30


8:30-10:00 Equipment
10:00-12:00* Tactics
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-3:00* Analyze Performance
3:00-4:00 Conclusion

*Breaks at 10:30 and 2:30

The course will be led by Derrick Macleod (SSNB High Performance Coach) and co-facilitated with Scott Beamish (SSNB Technical Director/Provincial Coach) and Sarah Taylor (SSPEI Technical Director).

This course will go through speed skating specific material only. To gain full certification as an intro to comp coach you will have to complete the multisport modules on your own. Upcoming workshops can be found at

The cost for this course is $75/participant. Please register HERE by September 15th.

If you have any question, please reach out to Derrick Macleod at:

Speed Skate New Brunswick is pleased to host an upcoming coaching retreat for Atlantic Province coaches! This is a great coach development workshop to kickstart our speed skating season!

Whether you’re new to coaching or have been a long time coach, this is a great opportunity to learn, share knowledge, and connect with other coaches in a friendly environment.

Please see the attached notice of the event for information and details. Register early as space is limited!

2019 Atlantic Provinces Coaching Retreat Information

The 2019-2020 speed skating competition calendar has been updated. The maritime competitions are shown below. See the Calendar tab to find FPVQ and SSC competitions dates.

HalifaxOct 26 & 27
PEINov 9 & 10
FrederictonNov 23 & 24
Saint JohnDec 7 & 8
Saint CroixJan 18 & 19 (Tentative)
CodiacFeb 1 & 2
RestigoucheFeb 15 & 16
Dartmouth CrossingFeb 29
HamptonMar 14