Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1

The Olympic Oval invites you to the Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1 at the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary.
October 1-2, 2022.

Competition Details

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit is a short track competition circuit focused on developing young speed skaters. It provides challenging opportunities for skaters to develop their tactical awareness and execution of learned skills. The circuit provides a fun racing atmosphere and is an introduction for most skaters to the high-performance competition stream. The Circuit typically consists of three competitions, two hosted at the Olympic Oval, and one hosted at another venue in Western Canada.

SCHEDULE (updated Sept 27)

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1 format will follow an overall points classification in each racing group. Groups of up to 20 are formed based on entry times of 1500m/3 + 500m. Awards will presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall finishers of each racing group.

Saturday October 1, 2022

1500m Heat
777m Heat
777m Final
1500m Final

Sunday October 2, 2022

*NO On Ice Warm Up
2000m Mixed Relay
500m Heat
500m Semi
500m Final
1000m Heat
1000m Final

**Subject to change based on the total number of participants.

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1 is open to skaters that are ISU category C2 and older — i.e. born before July 1, 2008.

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, 2021 and registration close date. Times skated in practice will not be accepted.

General Regulations

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1 event is sanctioned by the International Skating Union and Speed Skating Canada and all SSC rules will be followed.

The Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 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. 2030, 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 2022 Olympic Oval Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 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 Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 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, 2008.

Entries for the Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1 must be submitted electronically through the Olympic Oval website.

The entry fee is $85.00 (CDN) (includes GST)
Late Fee: Double entry fee after the Entry Deadline up to Monday, September 26, 2022.
*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, September 22, 2022
Late Entry closes Monday, September 26, 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 Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1. Please contact Dustin Miller at to advise if you will be attending this session or if you have any questions.

Friday September 30, 2022

North Rink - 2:00-4:00pm

Streaming live on the Olympic Oval YouTube channel.

Best Western PLUS Village Park Inn AND Aloft Calgary University

Skate-Tec Western Elite Circuit 1 is brought to you in part by Best Western Village Park Inn, Aloft at the University of Calgary, Speed Skating Canada and the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary — click below to learn more.

Best Western Village Park Inn

Olympic Oval Preferred Rate: $119 + GST (includes daily continental breakfast)

Aloft University of Calgary

Olympic Oval Preferred Rate: $119 + GST (includes daily continental breakfast)

Speed Skating Alberta

Learn more about Speed Skating Alberta.

Faculty of Kinesiology

Find our more about the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.