Program Levels

Take a look at Speed Skating Canada’s Parent Guide – it has some great tips and information about this sport in Canada, click here

Speed Skate Canada: 5 Stages


STAGE 1: FUNdamentals (FUN)
Fundamental movement skills
Approximate ages: Males 6-9 years and Females 6-8 years


STAGE 2: Learning to Train (L2T)
Fundamental sport and motor skills including speed skating skills
Approximate ages: Males 9-12 years and Females 8-11 years


STAGE 3: Training to Train (T2T)
Building the engine and sport specific skills
Approximate ages: Males 12-16 years and Females 11-15 years


STAGE 4.1: Learning to Compete
Optimizing the engine, speed skating specific skills and fitness
Approximate ages: Males 16-18 years +/- and Females 15-17 years +/-


STAGE 4.2: Training to Compete Further

Optimizing the engine, speed skating specific skills and fitness
Approximate ages: Males 18-21 years +/- and Females 17-21 years +/


STAGE 5.1: Learning to Win
Maximizing the engine, speed skating specific skills and fitness Approximate ages: Males 21-23 years +/- and Females 21-23 years +/- (short track) Approximate ages: Males 21-25 years +/- and Females 21-25 years +/- (long track)


STAGE 5.2: Training to Win
Further maximizing the engine, speed skating specific skills and fitness
Approximate ages: Males 23 years and Females 23 years + (short track)
Approximate ages: Males 25 years and Females 25 years + (long track)

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