Start out on the right foot. Here are some simple steps for making sure you have a great time when you first start speedskating!skater-short-track-equip

  • Rental speed skates belong to the club. They are available for $5 per session. Please bring exact change.
  • Plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the start of ice time. You may need to try on a couple of pairs of skates, and supplies are limited. Required: long pants, long sleeved shirt, skating or bicycle helmet, gloves. Highly Recommended: knee pads. Skateboard, rock-climbing or skiing helmets are acceptable. MASKS ARE REQUIRED PER COVID RESTRICTIONS.
  • SAFETY RULES are for the safety of all skaters on the ice. It is critical that young skaters DO NOT cross the track without permission of a coach. The rink-side doors must remain CLOSED during the session, as an exposed door-jam is an extreme danger to a fast-moving skater.
  • Late arrivals must wait to get permission to open the rink door to go onto the ice. Wave and shout to get someone’s attention. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR without permission.
  • A club member will let you know when its your turn to skate laps.
  • Work on one to two skills per session. A coach may tell you what to work on based on the progress you are making. Private lessons are not available during the speed sessions. No private coaches are allowed at the speed sessions.
  • Set realistic expectations! We want you to come out and have a great time. Do not get discouraged; becoming a great skater takes time.
  • Speedskating is a very strenuous activity!
  • Eat at least an hour before arriving at the rink!  Carbs before a workout; protein within 10 minutes after.
  • Warm-up outside the rink for at least half an hour before the session starts.

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