Milton Speed Skating offers 4 week Introduction to Speed Skating lesson throughout the season.
Why not learn to go fast AND have fun!
Contact registration[at]miltonspeedskating.com for more information.
The introduction to Speed Skating program is run in four week sessions throughout the skating season. The objective of the program is for participants to try the sport and see if they would like to continue as a regular member.
This program is open to all skaters 5 years and older who have basic skating skills. The skater should be able to navigate one (100m) counter-clockwise lap of the ice under their own power in a reasonable amount of time (about 35 seconds). Or have completed Pre-CanSkate level 6 or CanSkate level 1 which is offered by many skating clubs including the Milton Skating Club. Depending on the makeup of each intro group, the coach will gauge the level of the skaters and pick the activities accordingly.
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.
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 21st.
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
Registration & Cost:
The 4 week session costs $100 and includes skate rentals.
Registration to be opened August 1st, 2019