Speed Skate 1

Speed Skate 1 (SS1) registration is now open for a start date of October 3/4. Only a few spots remain (max 17 skaters per class) so please register soon to avoid disappointment.

SS1 is for kids approximately 5-8 years old. Starts, stops, basic position and technique are introduced by non-competitive games of sustained activity. Parents will not be allowed on the ice this year due to the NWTASSA Safe Return to Skate Guidelines.


Saturday Coach: David Silke

Sunday Coaches:  Alexandre Larouche

Cost:    $149 for the year (1 hour/week), $298 for the year (2 hours/week)

Ice Times: (YK Community Arena)

Saturday 10-10:45
Saturday 11-1:45
Sunday 11-11:45
Sunday 12-12:45
Please come to the arena about 15 minutes before your start time.

Equipment Required:

  • Helmet, CSA-approved or ASTM F 1849 certified (no bicycle helmets)
  • Knee pads (not hard style)
  • Bib-style neck guard
  • Leather/cut-resistant gloves/mitts
  • Shatter-resistant non-tinted safety glasses with safety straps (prescription eyeglasses do not require additional safety glasses but do require a safety strap)*
  • skates (hockey skates are fine – NO figure skates)

*Safety glasses can be purchased at Overlander Sports in Yellowknife.