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.
Regular rates apply on August 1th or later.
Learn to Speed Skate (1/week)
This program is for skaters that are between the ages of 6 - 9, and are new to speed skating. This program falls within the Fundamentals stage of development.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 and will be confirmed once we receive our ice times from the Oval.
Practices are once a week for 45 minutes and is held on the short track ice surface.
Introduction to Speed Skating (2/week)
This program is for skaters between the ages of 6 - 12 or those skaters that have some previous speed skating experience (hockey, ringette, figure skating) or were in the Learn to Speed Skate program the previous year. This program falls within the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of development.The focus here is the basic foundation of speed skating, ensuring the development of proper speed skating techniques. This group would normally participate in the club mini-meets and/or the two CSSA club meets.
Practices are on Sundays and Tuesdays and will be confirmed once we receive our ice times from the Oval. Tuesday practices will be split between short-track and long-track.
Practices are twice a week between 60 minutes each. Practices are to be held on the short track and some practices may be held on the long track ice surface based on coaches’ discretion