Fall / Winter Program

The Calgary Speed Skating Association offers a variety of programs tailored to skaters of different age groups and abilities, from the very young (ages 6+) to the young at heart (seniors/masters). Whether you are participating just to keep active or are an elite-level competitive athlete vying for a position on the provincial or national level.

All participants require basic skating skills, including the ability to glide and stop on skates.

Early Bird Registration deadlines are from July 15th, 2017 to August 14th, 2017 inclusive.
Regular rates apply on August 15th or later.

Learn to Speed Skate

This program is for skaters that are between the ages of 6 – 9, and are new to speed skating. The focus is on the basic foundations of speed skating, ensuring the development of proper speed skating techniques. This all accumulates into entering their first meet or race.

Practices are on either Sunday or Tuesdays.

Practices are once a week for 45 minutes and is held on the short track ice surface.

Introduction to Speed Skating

This program is for skaters between the ages of 9 – 14 or those skaters that have some previous speed skating experience. The focus here is the basic foundation of speed skating, ensuring the development of proper speed skating techniques. The goal is to be able to participate and various meets that are available around the province.

Practices are on Sundays and Tuesdays.

Practices are twice a week between 45 to 60 minutes each. One practice is held on the short track and one practice may be held on the short track or long track ice surface based on coaches discretion.

New Oval Card Access Process
The oval has implemented a new registration process for all athletes that want to use the Oval Facilities.
See the following documentation describing the new process for the oval.

  1. Go to the following URL: https://iac01.ucalgary.ca/OvalPublic/
  2. Click on Login on the top right.
    • If you do not have an Oval Account then
      • Click on Not a client? Create an account!
      • Follow the prompts for account creation. If you are or have been a University student or staff and know your UCID number, please enter it on the UCID field when creating your account.
  3. After the account is created select:
    1. Browse Programs
    2. Other Programs
    3. CSSA SPEED SKATING, select the program CSSA Speed Skating – Season (Jan-Mar) – Oval Access and click on View Offerings.
    4. Add the program to Cart.
    5. Complete the registration process and enter the registration code: [To be provide by the registrar in an email].
    6. If you are registering yourself, please select I am Registering Myself and follow the registration steps.
    7. You will see a preview of the waiver. However, you will not be able to sign it until you receive your UCID number. This process takes 24 hours. You will receive an email from [email protected] with your UCID number and instructions to login to your account and sign the outstanding waiver. Click on Continue
    8. You will be taken to the Shopping Cart where you will be able to complete the registration by clicking on Register.
    9. If you are registering your child, please make sure to add them under the + Add More Family Members , fill in all the personal information for your child as required and Add to Family.
    10. You will then be taken back to the registration page where you will be able to select your child’s name to register them in the program.
    11. You will be taken to the Shopping Cart where you will be able to complete the registration by clicking on Register.
A message will appear letting you know of the outstanding waivers that you will be able to sign once you receive your UCID number from [email protected]
Once you have completed your online waiver, you can stop by the Oval Front Desk with your registration confirmation to obtain your Oval access card.
Please note, no card will be given to athletes until they have signed their waivers.
If you require any assistance please contact the Oval at [email protected] or (403)220 7954