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 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 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!

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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.

Upcoming Meet – RU Fast

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.

Santa Skate!

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!