The Calgary Speed Skating Club encourages all members to participate in competitions, otherwise known as meets. We believe competitions are a fun and educational aspect of speed skating. Competitions allow members to meet and race with skaters from across the province. Meets also allow skaters to put their practice drills to use and apply what they’ve learned to a racing situation.
Speed skating meets can best be divided into four categories: inter-club, provincial, regional, and national. Determining which meets to attend can be a bit overwhelming; however, below are some general guidelines. Remember, if you are interested in competing but are unsure of what meets to attend, your coach is your best resource.
Inter-Club meets are hosted by speed skating clubs around the province and are generally for skaters of all ages and abilities. At InterClub meets, skaters are grouped so that those with similar ability (NOT necessarily similar age) skate together.