We have 3 groups/levels in our club based on skill level (and age) – see descriptions below.

Need help deciding which group is best for your skater(s)? Email us at wcspeedskating@gmail.com

Programs started October/November and end mid-March. Skaters are welcome to join anytime during the season!

4-Week Learn-to-Skate (January 2022)
• new to skating /basic beginner
• learn to stand on skates and glide
• learn to fall
• learn confidence on skates
• skaters are NOT required to complete this program before entering our full season programs

Group 1
• Learn to Skate (LTS)
• beginner and Special O
• learn to do cross-over strides
• learn to do basic edging control
• increase speed for next level

Group 2/Masters
• Learn to Train (L2T)
• intermediate skill level, and lower skilled Masters
• 54:00 seconds minimum 400m time
• Can do cross-overs smoothly
• basic edging proficiently
• develop specific speed skating technique and speed

Group 3
• Train to Train (T2T)
• Advance skill level
• 45:00 seconds minimum 400 m time
• proficient aptitude and execution of proper speed skating technique
• base physical fitness and speed to train at a high level