Learn to go fast AND have fun!
Milton Speed Skating offers 4 week Introduction to Speed Skating sessions throughout the season. Available for both kids and adults, our coaches will guide you through all you need to know so that you can experience the fun of short track speed skating!
Available for: Anyone 5 to 95 years old with basic skating ability (able to skate one lap in about 35 seconds).
Cost: $100, which includes four weeks of 50-minute lessons and rental of speed skates for duration of your intro session.
Session 1 Registration: Monday Sept 23rd, 2019 : 7:30 – 9 pm
Session 1 skate options:
Session 1a – Saturdays 8-9 am : Starts Sept 28th, Ends Oct 19th
Session 1b – Mondays 7-8 pm : Starts Sept 30th, Ends Oct 28th.
Note: There is no skating on Thanksgiving Monday (Oct 14)
Session 2 Registration: Monday Nov 11th, 2019: 7:30 – 9 pm
Session 2 skate options:
Session 2a – Saturdays 8-9 am : Starts Nov. 23rd, Ends Dec 14th
Session 2b – Mondays 7-8 pm: Nov. 18th, Ends Dec 9th
Session 3 Registration: Monday Jan 20th, 2020: 7:30 – 9 pm
Session 3 skate options:
Session 3a - Saturdays: Starts Jan 25th, Ends Feb 22nd
Session 3b - Mondays: Starts Jan 27th, Ends Feb 17th
Note: There will be a session on Family Day (Feb 17)
Session 4 – April Mondays - Tentative
Depending on demand (so please e-mail us if you are interested).
Also dependant on ice allocation by the Town of Milton
When the program is completed, the Introduction to Speed Skating participants will be assigned to a regular practice group and offered a pro-rated fee for the remainder of the skating season.
Equipment for Intro Participants:
Introduction-to-Speed-Skating participants only require:
- helmet (hockey, snowboard/ski and skateboarding helmets are acceptable)
- gloves (ideally a cut resistance leather type gloves )
- knee protection (volley ball knee pads).
We do highly recommend:
- neck protection (goalie style Kevlar bib)
- shin protection (soccer style shin guards).
Note: Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
The Milton Speed Skating Club provides the skates & ankle guards
We do have a limited amount of loaner equipment for Introduction to Speed Skating participants.
Registration opens in August of each year.