Speed Skate 1

For kids approximately 5-8 years old.  Starts, stops, basic position and technique are introduced by non-competitive games of sustained activity.  Parents with helmets are welcome to skate.

Registrations for Speed Skate 1 (SSI) are accepted for either Saturday or Sunday or both days.


Saturday Coaches: Rebecca Mahler with help from David Silke, Monique Chapman and skaters from the senior competitive group.

Sunday Coaches:  Alexandre Larouche with skaters from the senior competitive group.


Saturday or Sunday   $149 for the year (1 hour/week)
Both days                   $298 for the year (2 hours/week)

Ice Times: (YK Community Arena)

Saturdays  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sundays     12:00 – 1:00 pm

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.