Aug 182016

Learn-to-Skate program will run from 5:45-6:15 pm on Wednesdays at the Memorial Centre starting on Wednesday, October 12th and ending on Wednesday, December 14th.  FUNdamentals Skills, Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Fun!

New!!!! Learn to Speed Skate! For skaters ready to try more, and check out speed skating, introductory programs available at 1 hour a week

Are long blades suitable for kids?  Absolutely!  Skaters balance more easily on the longer blades, and get more glide from their pushes – making it more enjoyable to learn to skate as well as get their speed up quicker. Plus,  we work on the skills that matter for any sport! Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed!

Speed Skating Programs   – for all ages, give it a go with a trial of 4 sessions. Ask us how!

Registration ongoing at the Memorial Center rink, Tue 6-8, and Wed 5-6 pm!



Oct 182016



Some of our skaters took advantage of the “open” nature of the pre-season meets and went to the Kitchener Pre-Season Open Meet.

Andrew – finished 5th in his division.

Nolan Roney – finished 4th in his division.

Cameron MacKay – 15th in his division.

All three racers had personal bests (PB’s) over the 2 day meet – Great Job!

Oct 182016

The Ottawa Meet is a pre-season meet, 2 days long, for racers of all ages. The provincial and regional skaters are mixed together, and can be a fun start to the season. Registration is ONLINE, meaning you have to register with the online system yourself, as the club is not submitting registration forms. Payment, however, is by club.

Not sure about racing? There will be many more competitions, and some fun 1 day ones, that the coaches might suggest to try later on if this is your first meet.  Come out an watch if you can!

For all the seasoned racers, this is a great meet to get our feet wet!


The registration link is here!


Oct 182016

Gavin of ZT sports has a webpage where you can see pricing and pictures of speed skating gear!

Please feel free to place an order with Gavin via phone/email/ web page. He can ship for a fee, which he will quote you, or you can ask when Jen is heading to Ottawa again, and I would be happy to pickup your shipment.  This way, you  arrange payment directly with Gavin.

This may make selecting your gear more fun, and not depend so heavily on Jen’s memory!



Sep 272016

Check out the Tab “Skaters Corner”and “Equipment”.

I’m showing off my artistic skills, and provided some references.  Please ask any coach or Gerald if you have any questions.

Remember – skating safety equipment tends to last the skaters a number of years.  Expect up to 3 years on a skin suit, and up to 6 years on most of the safety items! Take good care of them, label them well, and your costs remain quite low.

Also a reminder that skates need sharpening regularly to make skating fun and keep it safe. Once  a month for our youth skaters is Coach Jen’s recommendation! Mid October, here we come! 

Recall! The club has sharpening kits that you can use at the rink and we’re happy to teach you how.

Sep 272016

Over to the right you will see the schedule link.  It has been updated with 2016 2017 information including know ice cancellations.

The cancellations are listed by date at the bottom. The first cancellation is coming up on Oct 9th, Thanksgiving Sunday. Eat turkey and spend time with your family! There will be no ice for any group.

P.S. If anyone is interested in becoming a webmaster for the club (Word Press), we could use the support!



Sep 272016

Some of you may be interested in this event coming up this weekend. Cindy and her sister are offering an event with activities and a keynote speech. cindy

In Pursuit Flyer

Cindy Klassen,  is a retired Canadian long track speed skater. She is a six-time medalist having achieved one gold, two silver, three bronze at the Winter Olympics. Klassen is tied with Clara Hughes for Canada’s all-time most decorated Olympian with six medals each. She is the only Canadian Olympian to win five medals in a single Olympic games and the first female speed skater to win five medals in a single games at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.[1] She is the current world record holder in the 3000 m.[2] She also holds the Canadian records over 1500 m and 5000 m.[

Sep 252016

Still looking for orders for  skin suits or club jackets!  Need a few more orders to meet the minimum.

Still have helmet, neck guards and some gloves available for sale at the rink.  If you are looking for other equipment, let Jen know as she will be doing one more run to Ottawa to pick up or return the equipment from ZT sports which we have here on consignment.




Sep 052016

For those interested in buying club apparel,  samples for sizing will be available at registration. Orders will be taken at that time.

Skin suit without kevlar $130

Skin suit with kevlar $202

Jacket $140


Items are from Louis Garneau, final pricing/taxes/shipping to be confirmed when orders are collected. Minimum number of items is required to place the order. We generally place an order every other year, so this is the year!!!