Speed Session Rules

  • SAFETY RULES are for the safety of all skaters on the ice. The speed session is designed for high-speed training. Advanced skaters can reach speeds over 25 mph.  It is extremely important for all skaters to cooperate so we can all get the most out of the limited time available.
  • NO SKATING until ALL the safety padding is up and the doors are closed. The rink-side doors must remain CLOSED during the session, as an exposed door-jamb is an extreme danger to a fast-moving skater. Late arrivals must wait until a coach allows the skater onto the ice.  DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR without permission! 
  • It is critical that young skaters DO NOT enter the track, or cross the track without permission of a coach. Young skaters must ask permission leave the ice surface. Please make sure your young skater has used the restroom and has their water bottle or jacket before they get on the ice.
  • The coach is in charge of the work-out. The workouts are designed to prepare skaters for racing. The 1.5 hour speed session is divided so each group will have time to skate on the track.  Skaters wait for their turn in the middle of the rink.
  • Groups are set up based roughly on ability. Skaters will be assigned to a group and may not skate in a different group without permission.
  • It is understood that children can become bored or restless while waiting their turn, but best behavior is expected at all times during the speed session, just as during school or any other events they attend.
  • We will ask parents to sign a form indicating that they have discussed the rules with their child, and they understand that failure to follow the rules may lead to suspension.
  • Skaters who need supervision should not attend speed skating sessions. There is no staff available to watch after children who need special assistance or supervision. Parents have made arrangements to skate with their child  in such cases.
  • If your young skater is not interested in participating in the drills, we ask that you double check whether their skates don’t fit well, or if they feel intimidated, or if they just don’t like speed skating.

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