This memorandum was distributed Feb 13, 2013 to all Branch Presidents and Executive Directors, SSC Committees, SSC Certified Officials and Canadian speed skating clubs.
Speed Skating is a potentially dangerous sport. All participants (skaters, coaches, referees, parents, etc.) should pay careful attention to all safety protocols in place at training and competition venues.
Following the recommendations set out in these guidelines is not a guarantee of safety. No safety guideline in a sport with such a diversity of conditions and locations can account for every possible eventuality and circumstance and should therefore not be used as a substitute for professional judgement informed by experience but should serve as an aid to those making decisions about safety.