We run a four-session Learn to Speed Skate twice a year, usually in September and in the spring (late March / early April). Dates are now available for Fall 2017. More info below!!
Monday September 11th, 7 to 7:50 pm (come early for skate fitting)
Tuesday September 12th, 6:30 to 7:20 pm
Monday September 18th, 7 to 7:50 pm
Tuesday September 19th, 7 to 8:20 pm.
If you are interested in Learn to Speed Skate, we’d love you to come out and give it a try! The only requirement is that you know how to skate unassisted.
Who can join? We welcome all ages. Our youngest skaters are usually 5 or 6 and have some previous skating experience. Speed skating includes all ages, with lots of training, racing and coaching training opportunities for teens and adults. It doesn’t matter right now if you are interested in speed skating for recreation and exercise, racing, or if you are just curious. All are welcome at Learn to Speed Skate.
What about skates? We have a large inventory of new and gently used speed skates in a wide range of adult and junior sizes. Skate use is included in the registration fee. In order to help us with planning and to help us ensure skates are available in your size, we need your shoe size in advance (please put this on the registration form), and foot length in cm if at all possible. We’ll double-check sizing on the first session and assign you that pair for the rest of the four sessions.
What about gear? Safe speed skating includes gear! We have a large supply of loaner speed skating helmets, kevlar ankle protectors, knee pads and shin guards. If you have a CSA-approved cycling or hockey helmet, please bring it on the first night just in case. Please bring your own: bib-style neck guard, leather gloves, and skating socks. Elbow pads are also recommended. A water bottle is also a good idea!
How many sessions? Our Learn to Speed Skate Program includes 4 50-minute on-ice sessions, and skate rental, loan of shin pads, helmets and kevlar ankle protectors (as required), for $100.
Where? All sessions are held at the Western Fair District Sports complex, London City Chrysler Rink.
To register your spot: Please print out the registration form, fill it out, and mail it along with a cheque payable to ‘London Speed Skating Club’, to:
LSSC c/o Murray Ebel
696 Headley Drive
London, ON N6H 3V6
You will be contacted to confirm your spot.
Any more questions? Get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Speed Skating Program – Aylmer
We also recommend and support our Coach Penny’s Youth Speed Skating 10-week program at the East Elgin Community Centre. This season it runs on Wednesdays from January 11 to March 29, 2017. This program develops basic skating skills in a speed skating context, and is great for hockey, figure, or recreational skaters. You can find more information in this brochure, and can contact Coach Penny at: email@example.com.
If you are interested in learning the fundamentals of skating with a speed skating context, the East Elgin Community Complex offers the “On the Edge” program. This program provides participants an awareness of speed skating. It’s a great way for children to learn skating through fun interactive games that build skating skills at various levels.
For more information on this program click here.