Try Speed Skating - Absolute Speed (ABS)

If you want to feel the speed, you are at the right place. Come and try speed skating with the Calgary Speed Skating Association! Register for our Absolute Speed (ABS) Program. Our certified coaches provide an inclusive and exciting experience in which you are taught the basics of speed skating and the fun of racing on skates, in a safe and supportive environment.

Participants (all ages 6 and above) must already be comfortable with the basics of skating, i.e. push & glide and getting back up unassisted, and be able to follow group instructions.

The cost of this program is $25 and includes skate rental, ice time and certified instructors. This program is offered on the Short Track ice sheet.

Receive Notification of the Next Try Speed Skating Program

The next sessions of Try Speed Skating – Absolute Speed (ABS) are scheduled as follows.

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 Long Track (Ages 10+) 10:20AM – 11:20AM
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 ShortTrack (Ages 6 – 12) 1:45PM – 2:45PM
  • A helmet (hockey, snowboarding, ski)
    • NO CYCLING helmet allowed
  • Leather Gloves
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Long pants
    • NO JEANS
  • Highly recommended are:
    • knee pads (soft volleyball)
    • shin pads (hard Soccer)
    • neck guard with bib (Hockey).


If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a line!


Register for Try Speed Skating