For the first time ever, YKSSC has ordered locally designed club suit to its skaters (thanks Alexandre!). Not only does this opportunity make our skaters look and feel good during practice, it also brings them together at tournaments away from home. Suits are expected to be here in early November.
Prices are as follows:
Youth with knee and shin padding, NO cut-proof undersuit = $134
Adult with knee and shin padding, NO cut-proof undersuit = $164
Youth with knee, shin padding and a cut-proof undersuit = $300
Adult with knee, shin padding and a cut-proof undersuit = $370
GST will be applied to these prices.
Orders must be placed by September 30 (confirmed).
We are back with a great season planned for our skaters! In order to streamline processes and reduce administration costs, YKSSC has eliminated the option of PayPal. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Step 1 – Register
The easiest way to register is with the online registration form. All skaters must be registered before getting on the ice. Registration closes October 31 for the season.
Step 2 – Payment
After registering, you will need to forward payment. You can do this one of two ways:
E-transfer the funds to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the password “Yellowknife” in your transfer and please include the skaters name and program you registered for in the message.
Cheque, payable to Yellowknife Speed Skating Club.
You can mail the cheque: Box 2664, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P9
We have a variety of Club speed skates to rent in sizes to fit SSII skaters and up. We also have limited smaller sizes suitable for SSI although they are not required at this level. The rental fee is $125 for the season plus a damage deposit of $125 (to be returned at the end of the season).
We are very happy to announce that Rob Bubar will remain as our Skate Coordinator. Skaters who need to rent speed skates can try on and pick up rental skates on the following dates:
LAST DATE FOR SS1 RENTALS: Sunday September 24, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday, September 11 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Skates are rented from our locker room at the Multiplex (back room of the Ed Jeske ice surface). Please contact email@example.com if neither of these scheduled times work and you need to make other arrangements.
A variety of safety equipment is required for each skater depending of their program level. A full equipment list for each program is listed on the individual program pages. For more information about appropriate safety equipment, visit Speed Skate Canada.
There are various places online you can purchase certified safety equipment. Visit our Equipment page for links and more information.
Closer to home, Overlander Sports in Yellowknife typically brings in a selection of certified helmets, safety glasses, cut-proof gloves and more at the start of the season for our skaters!
Many thanks to everyone who helped with last week-end’s territorial meet hosted by the NWTASSA here in YK. Congrats to all the skaters from across the NWT who competed, achieved personal best times and most importantly, had a smile on their face! Special thanks to 62 Degrees North for providing Emergency Medical Response services. View the results of our speedy skaters!
On March 11th and 12th, the NWTASSA is hosting its annual territorial-wide meet here in YK for several NWT Clubs, Cambridge Bay, Iqaluit and Whitehorse, so come cheer these skaters on! This 2-day meet involves all ages and abilities of skaters.
Please complete the registration form and return it and payment to your coach or Karin Clark (4805 Hershman Road). The deadline for registration forms is Sunday, February 26th.
Many volunteers are required to run this meet (set-up, timing, recording, lap-counting, water, runners, etc) so we need YOU!! Training and direction will be provided. Please contact Martin Rourke if you can help. Please contact the Club If you can help by bringing some muffins, cookies, fruit trays or crock pots (soup or chill). THANKS!
SpeedSkating Canada (SSC) has created the Youth Development Fund to support the future of speedskating for kids across Canada. The Youth Development Fund, when mature, will support annual program budgets for clubs, membership, coach and officials development. For more information please check out the SSC website.
Mark your calendars for the next NWT skating meet scheduled for March 11 and 12 in Yellowknife. This meet is hosted by the NWTASSA and brings together all territorial clubs for an exciting 2 days of racing! Stay tuned for more details on registration and volunteering.
RU Fast is a fun meet taking place in Calgary on March 4-5th and suitable for all ages. We are currently looking for a coach(es) and trip coordinator to help with the travel arrangements and skater support. Please send us an email if you are interested in either of these positions. YKSSC out of town meet policy indicates skaters under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent. Skaters 10 and up and can travel with the team coach and chaperone. If you are interested in sending your skater please talk to your coach.
On December 3rd, the Club will be hosting its first meet of the season so come cheer our skaters on! The Ability Meet involves all ages and abilities of skaters. Please complete the registration form and return to your coach or member of the Executive by Wednesday, November 16th.
Many volunteers are required to run this meet (set-up, timing, recording, lap-counting, water, runners, etc) so we need YOU!! Training and direction will be provided. Please contact Martin Rourke if you can help. To help keep our wonderful volunteers, coaches and officials energized and happy throughout the day food is provided. Please contact the Club email If you can help by bringing some tasty food.
Proper equipment and attire is essential to ensuring the safety of our skaters on the ice. And equipment needs change as skaters increase in skill level and speed. Please review the list of equipment requirements for your skaters group to ensure you are complient. If you find you need a particular item, a great place to order online is: I Love Speed Skating. Please talk to your coach if you have any questions or concerns or send an email to the Club.
A HUGE congrats to Wren Acorn, Sophie Clark and Grace Clark from the YKSSC who traveled to Calgary to participate in the Oktoberfest speedskating meet at the Calgary Oval, October 14-16. Everyone achieved awesome results and made our Club PROUD! Further congratulations to Hannah Clark and Jackson Christie who are training at the Calgary Oval and representing the NWT. WAY TO GO TEAM!
The Club will be hosting a skater/coach clinic on October 27th – 30th where renowned coach Debby Fisher will be on ice for all group levels to help our coaches become better coaches and also to help our skaters become better skaters! There is no fee for the clinic and the skaters just need to attend their regular program times.
Debby will also deliver a course for On-Ice Helpers Friday, October 28th 7 – 9pm and Saturday, October 29th 1 – 3pm. This course is an entry level course on the sport of speed skating and how you can assist your skater and coach as an on-ice helper. If you are a parent or friend interested in helping or just wanting more information on the sport please contact the club to register.