Single Distance Series 1

The Olympic Oval invites you to the Single Distance Series 1 at the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary.
September 9, 2023.

Competition Details

The Short Track Single Distance Series’ primary racing development goal is targeted for Junior 16-18 and Neo Senior skaters in the Short Track Elite Pathway. The secondary goal is to provide racing opportunities for developing Junior 14-15 skaters transitioning to the 111m track, as well as Juniors who are striving to achieve Olympic Oval Elite Athlete Pathway time standards.

Saturday September 9, 2023

1500m Final
500m Heat
500m Final

*Subject to change based on total number of participants.

The Single Distance Series 1 is open to skaters that are ISU category C2 and older — i.e. born before July 1, 2009.

The following minimum time standards* are in effect. This will help create quality racing opportunities for everyone.

  • WOMEN: 45.5 400m on the 100m track or 54.9 500m on the 111m track.
  • MEN: 43.0 400m on the 100m track or 51.9 500m on the 111m track.

*Submitted times must be from an official competition and have to be achieved between July 1, 2022 and registration close date. Times skated in practice will not be accepted.

General Regulations

The Single Distance Series 1 event is sanctioned by Speed Skating Canada and all SSC rules will be followed.

The Single Distance Series 1 will be held in accordance with the current Speed Skating Canada Regulations including updates and is open to all skaters who belong to an ISU member country.

The Track

The Olympic Oval North Rink is an International size rink measuring at 30m by 60m. The Centurion ST-2000 safety mat system surrounds the North rink to reduce the chance and severity of injury.

Citizenship/Residence requirements and Clearance Procedure

In accordance with Rule 109 of the ISU Regulations and ISU Communication No. 2526, all skaters who do not have the nationality of the Member by which they have been entered or who, although having such nationality, have in the past represented another Member, must produce an ISU Clearance Certificate.


In accordance with ISU Rule 119; the International Skating Union, Speed Skating Canada, Speed Skating Alberta, the Olympic Oval, and the University of Calgary assume no responsibility for, or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or loss of property or damage incurred in connection with the 2023 Olympic Oval Single Distance Series Short Track Speed Skating Competition. Each Skater is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.


Each skater is responsible for his/her own transportation.


Any bonafide member of the International Skating Union may compete in the Single Distance Series 1, provided that the member is properly registered with their Provincial Association or Member Country.

Skaters must be Junior C2 or older to compete — i.e. Born before July 1, 2009.

Entries for the Single Distance Series 1 must be submitted electronically through the Olympic Oval website.

The entry fee is $45.00 (CDN) (includes GST)
Late Fee: Double entry fee after the Entry Deadline.
*Note: All entries will be confirmed by the Competitor Steward. An entry cannot be guaranteed if entered after the Deadline.

Entry Deadline
11:59 p.m., Thursday August 24, 2022

Olympic Oval Waiver Form
Skaters in their first competition of the season in the Olympic Oval must fill out the Waiver Form.

The Olympic Oval provides one training session free of charge the day prior to the event for those athletes competing in the Single Distance Series 1. Please contact Dustin Miller at to advise if you will be attending this session or if you have any questions.

Streaming live on the Olympic Oval YouTube channel.

The Olympic Oval is partnered with three preferred hotels: Alt Hotel, Best Western Village Park Inn and Aloft at the University of Calgary. Select a hotel for your preferred OVAL rate.