Speed Skate 1

Speed Skate 1 (SS1) registration is now open for a start date of early October. 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 Coaches: Rebecca Mahler with help from David Silke and Monique Chapman.

Sunday Coaches:  Alexandre Larouche

Cost:    $149 for the year (1 hour/week)

Ice Times: (YK Community Arena)

Saturdays 10-11 or 11-12
Sundays 11-12 or 12-1

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.