Based on Canadian Sport for Life principles, Speed Skating Canada continues to promote and seek system alignment and integration between its member clubs and provincial/territorial sport ogarnization, as well as playing a leadership role in the Canadian Sport System in developing multisport collaborations and partnerships. The Canadian Sport for Life movement is seeking to address the overarching system and structure of sport and physical activity in Canada, including the relationship between school sport, physical education and high performance sport at all levels from policy to program delivery.
Optimizing athlete development and the delivery of developmentally appropriate programming calls for system alignment and integration by bringing together athletes, coaches, clubs, school sports, recreation, provincial and national organizations to build a better sport system in Canada.
Skater development is the core business of Speed Skating Canada, its provincial/territorial associations and clubs. Consequently, it is in the best interests of these groups to collaborate, align and integrate in delivering optimal athlete development programs.
Specific Speed Skating Canada initiatives to promote system integreation and alignement:
National initiatives that Speed Skating Canada is involved in include:
The contents of this page were prepared using information from SSC's Racing on Skates and Find Your Edge document as well as resources from Canadian Sport for Life. To learn more about the Active Start stage of development and Physical Literacy visit www.canadiansportforlife.ca and www.activeforlife.ca.