YKSS Club Suits are coming!

For the first time ever, YKSSC is offering a locally designed club suit to its skaters (thanks Alexandre!). We are very excited about this opportunity!

YKSSC Suit

  • 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 (tentative).
  • You will be required to pay for your suit(s) at the time of ordering.
  • Shipping to YK is included in the price.
  • Orders will be here first week in November (based on a Sept 30 placement date)

Sizes will be available to try on at the following practices – if none of these work for you, please email us at ykspeedskating@gmail.com to set up a different time. These times are tentative and will be confirmed once we receive the box of sample sizes. Thank you for your patience.

  • Sunday, Sept 24: 3:45 – 5:15
  • Tuesday, Sept 26: 6:15 – 7:15

Not only does this opportunity make our skaters look and feel good during practice, it also brings them together at tournaments away from home. Be sure to order yours!

2017/18 Registration Now Open

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:

  1. E-transfer the funds to ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com. Please use the password “Yellowknife” in your transfer and please include the skaters name and program you registered for in the message.
  2. Cheque, payable to Yellowknife Speed Skating Club.
    • You can mail the cheque: Box 2664, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P9
    • You can email the registrar to make arrangements for hand-off ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com

For registration questions, please contact Myra at ykspeedskating.regs@gmail.com.

Rental Skates

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 (usually for levels SSII and up) can try on and pick up rental skates on the following dates:

  • 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 ykspeedskating@gmail.com if neither of these scheduled times work and you need to make other arrangements.

Safety Equipment is a Must!

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!

We also have a Used Equipment Swap Shop where you can find deals on various types of speedskating equipment from skates to skinsuits! If you have something to sell, let us know!

2017 NWT Championships a Success!

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!

dressing room photo

2017 NWT Championships March 11th -12th

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!

 

SSC Youth Development Fund

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) has created the Youth Development Fund to support the future of speed skating 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.

NWT Championships Meet 

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.