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.
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.
Please join us for our annual Santa Skate on December 17th 4-5pm Ed Jeske rink. We will have hot chocolate and other treats for the kids. The big guy himself will also join us!
A team of 17 skaters (including one from Inuvik!), 2 coaches and chaperone made a great showing in mid-November at the Edmonton Fall Classic speed skating meet. Way to go, Team!
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.