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RA Centre – (Ottawa, ON) – The RA is pleased to share that Speed Skating Canada has committed to the House of Sport and moved in August 28, 2017.

The House of Sport, currently being developed at the RA’s Riverside Drive campus, is an innovative, first of its kind design in Canada offering National (NSO) and Multi-Sport (MSO) organizations the opportunity to benefit from a feature rich environment designed for collaboration, innovation and leveraging efficiencies.

Speed Skating Canada is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada.

“Speed Skating Canada is happy to join the family of the House of Sport,” said Susan Auch, Speed Skating Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. “Although speed skating is an individual sport, success can only happen through teamwork including athletes, coaches, support staff, volunteers and families. We are very excited to replicate this team work with other NSO’s in a modern infrastructure at the RA House of Sport.”

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Speed Skating Canada to the House of Sport,” says Tosha Rhodenizer, RA Chief Executive Officer. “Striving to be the best that one can be, as over-used as the phrase has become, is a core value embodied by Speed Skating Canada and the RA community as a whole.”

The House of Sport will offer organizations an open concept community and the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded organizations, and will support them with a wide range of services and meeting rooms, leveraging economies of scale to drive down costs. This is on top of access to health and wellness opportunities for staff members.


News release (in PDF) 

Contact Information

Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA):

Bryan R. Merrett

Director, Partnership and Engagement

Telephone: 613-897-6162

Email: bmerrett@racentre.com 

Speed Skating Canada
Patrick Godbout

Manager, Communications & Media relations

Telephone: 414-213-9897
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca 

About the RA

A member supported not-for-profit organization; the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (best known as the RA or RA Centre) operates a multi-sport, recreation and leisure facility conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa. With a deep and quality laden line-up of fitness programs, sports leagues designed for adults, summer camps for children and youth and clubs for all ages, the RA is an environment that values fun, respect and excellence. RA members celebrate in a social atmosphere with a new story created each day. Supporting these stories is the ability for members and the public to access services from the RA’s Events and Conference team offering quality food and beverages. With a proud legacy of community engagement that embodies a clear passion for excellence in sport, the RA has much to offer the sport community. For additional design information on the House of Sport please visit our project page at www.houseofsport.ca.

About Speed Skating Canada

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, SSC is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial associations. Speed Skating Canada is committed to Challenge and Inspire Canada to Thrive through the power of Speed Skating. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey.  www.speedskating.ca