The objective of the Hosting Manual is to provide members of organizing committees with sufficient information and guidance to enable them to plan, organize and conduct a major Canadian speed skating championship. Secondly, the goal is to limit the trial and error element of organizing such a makor event, without creating a rigid procedural process.
The manual focuses on organizational and financial matters. No attempt has been made to deal in detail with the technical aspects of thecompetitions.
It is essential that, in planning a championship, and in meeting the numerous demands placed upon it, the organizing committee keep in mind the most important element of the compeition - the needs and well-being of the skaters. These must always come first.