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Interested in out-of-town meets this Season?

Coach Kerry will be holding an information meeting for parents with children in SSII, SSIII and Senior Comp who are interested travelling to out-of-town meets this season. This meeting will be held at Ed Jeske Arena, Sunday, September 29, 1:30 – 2:00pm.

A list of out-of-town meets will be provided at this meeting for you to consider. Other topics of discussion: we will ask who is interested in attending out-of-town meets and which ones, who might be interested in chaperoning and what those requirements are, and more. This is a great time to ask questions! If you can’t make the meeting and are interested in attending out-of-town meets this season, please talk to your coach and express your skater’s interest!

Fundraising helps to off-set the cost of out-of-town travel! If your skater is 10 or older, they can travel with the team to out-of-town meets. Throughout the year we will have fundraising opportunities for skaters and parents to participate in.

We have Co-op bagging dates already chosen! October 12, December 22 and April 11. We have also been asked to help out at the Public Skate on September 18 and a City of YK Family Fun Night November 15. All of these opportunities help off-set out-of-meet travel costs! More information will be provided soon to travelling skater families. To sign up for fundraising opportunities, please email Justin, our Fundraising Coordinator.

You can read more about YKSSC Out-of-Town Meets Policy and Operating Procedures on our website.

Speed Skate Rentals

We have a variety of Club speed skates to rent! Skates are typically for SSII and SSIII skaters. We are excited to announce we just received 10 brand new pairs of skates sized 35 to 40! 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).

Skaters who need to rent speed skates can try on and pick up rental skates before the season starts during the following times:

  • Wednesday, September 4 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 5 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 ykspeedskating@gmail.com if neither of these scheduled times work and you need to make other arrangements. Greg Skauge will continue as our Skate Coordinator this year. Thanks Greg!

As noted in our Skate Rental Policy, renters take responsibility for the proper care, maintenance and safe handling of the skates and blades during the rental season. It is recommended skates are sharpened monthly or every 5 -10 practices depending on skater’s size, ability and care of the blades. Your skates can be sharpened by one of our older skaters. If you need contact information for one of the Competitive Skaters (they sharpen skates for $10!), please look on our Facebook page or contact us for more information.

Start Dates for all Programs

Please refer to our Schedule for more information.

  • Competitive – Tuesday, August 27
  • SSII – Thursday, September 12
  • SSIII – Tuesday, September 10
  • Adult Learn to Skate – Sunday, September 15
  • Special Olympics – Monday, September 19
  • Learn to Skate/SSI – October 5/6 weekend (TBC)

Please note September times are different than the regular season blocks. Please double check skate times this month!

Speed Skate Rentals

If you need skates for the camp, you can try on and pick up skates on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm each night. Pick up dates and times for the regular season will be announced shortly!

Skates are typically for SSII and SSIII skaters. We are excited to announce we just received 10 brand new pairs of skates sized 35 to 40! We also have limited smaller sizes suitable for SSI although they are not required at this level.

Skates are rented from our locker room at the Multiplex (back room of the Ed Jeske ice surface). Please contact ykspeedskating@gmail.com if this scheduled time does not work and you need to make other arrangements (for the camp).

The cost of skates for the camp is $25. The rental fee for the season is $125 for the season plus a damage deposit of $125 (to be returned at the end of the season). If you are renting skates for NWTSSA camp, you can arrange to pay the additional fees and keep them for the year.

Greg Skauge will continue as our Skate Coordinator this year. Thanks Greg!

NWTSSA 2019 Camp

NWTSSA is holding their Speed Skate Camp, August 21 – 25, 2019. Camp involves five days of on-ice development and dry-land training under the supervision of expert guest coaches Kaylin Irvine and Jacob Graham.

If you need skates for the camp, the cost is $25. You can try on and pick up skates on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm each night. Skates are rented from our locker room at the Multiplex (back room of the Ed Jeske ice surface). Please contact ykspeedskating@gmail.com if this scheduled time does not work and you need to make other arrangements.

Welcome to our 2019-20 Executive Members

President – Martin Rourke ykspeedskating@gmail.com
Vice President – Menzie McEachern
Secretary – Shelley Kapraelian
Treasurer – Jody Pellissey
Registrar – Myra Bowerman ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com
Communications Coordinator – Johanna Tiemessen
Fundraising Coordinator – Justin Nelson ykspeedskating.volu@gmail.com

Supporting Positions:

Coach Coordinator – Shane Clark
Travel Coordinator – Johanna Tiemessen
Skate Rental Coordinator – Greg and Carla Skauge

Speed Skating On-Ice Open House

Tell your friends!
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 – 3:30
Ed Jeske Rink, Multiplex
All ages welcome!

All participants must come with their own CSA-approved helmet, gloves and hockey skates. Figure skates are not permitted for speed skate practices. There will be a limited supply of speed skates available for guests to try at no cost.

All participants must sign a YKSSC waiver before getting on the ice. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to come with a parent or guardian or bring the signed waiver with them.

Email ykspeedskating@gmail.com for more information.