The Canada West Short Track Championships brings together the best skaters in the Training to Train stage of development for the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the territories of Yukon and Northwest Territories.
The Canada East and Canada West Short Track Championship are intended to be the focal point of athlete preparation for skaters in the Training to Train stage of development. The Training to Train championships provide meaningful, high profile and developmentally appropriate end of season events which are a source of motivation and opportunity for recognition of the best developing skaters in Canada. These events will serve as primary introduction to national competitions where skaters represent their branch in competition.
The events raced at the Canada East and Canada West Short Track Championship focus on providing a positive learning environment which reinforces the training objectives for skaters in the Training to Train stage of development.