Speed Skate 3

Speed skating techniques are further developed, with emphasis on fitness, fun, skill enhancement and speed. Participation in local meets is encouraged (2.75 hours / week)

Coach: Kerry Egan

Cost: $340 for the year, 2.75 hours / week

Ice Times:(Ed Jeske Arena)

Tuesdays    6:30 – 7:30 pm
Sundays      12:30 – 2:15pm (1:00 – 2:45 pm  Sept 25th only)

Equipment Required:

  • speed skates
  • Helmet, CSA-approved or ASTM F 1849 certified (no bicycle helmets)
  • Knee pads (not hard style)
  • Shin pads
  • Bib-style neck guard
  • Leather/cut-resistant gloves
  • *Shatter-resistant safety glasses with safety straps (prescription eyeglasses do not require additional safety glasses but do require a safety strap)
  • Skin suit – recommended or appropriate athletic clothing
  • Cut-resistant under suit or skin suit
  • Cut-resistant ankle protection

As speed skates are recommended at this level of skating, the YKSSC has  rental skates in a variety of sizes for those skaters that do not have their own.

Our Skate Rental Coordinator will be available at assigned times for you to try on skates and sign up for a rental pair.  A rental fee of $125 is charged for use of the skates throughout the skating season.  Please see the Club’s Skate Rental Policy for more information.

 

*Safety glasses can be purchased at Pioneer Supply House or Overland Sports in Yellowknife.