Try speed skating with the Toronto Speed Skating Club!
Speed skating is best enjoyed by skaters who have previously learned some of the basics of skating on hockey or figure skates. Although the club does not offer the most basic learn to skate programs (for those who have never skated), we do offer a Learn To Speed Skate (LTSS) program. Certainly, you do not need to have good technique before you come – we can help you develop that. If you are the kind of person who loves to do laps at public skate sessions at the local rink, take steps to free your inner speed skater.
The winter 2018-2019 Learn to Speed Skate program will be posted in August. We expect the program to run for 4 weeks, 1 practice per week, throughout the winter at a cost of $150. After completion of the program skaters are invited to join the TSSC for the remainder of the season. For more information and to be placed on the LTSS email list please contact the registrar at TSSCregistrar@gmail.com”.
All classes take place at the MasterCard Centre
400 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke – rink 1
Contact the registrar at TSSC registrar if you have any questions.
LTSS cost includes rental of short track speed skates. Additionally, the participant must bring to the rink the following safety equipment:
- Helmet (bike or hockey)
- Gloves (ideally cut-proof, but leather or hockey gloves are fine)
- Neck guard (hockey)
- Knee pads (inline skating or volleyball)
- Shin guards (soccer style and preferably without the under-foot strap)
Please note: This program is not a custodial setting. As such, parents are required to stay at the arena during the sessions when their child is skating, in order to provide rink-side support in case of emergency. We kindly request the help of parents to put the mats on the ice at the beginning of the sessions.