This section contains useful information regarding how to start a speed skating club, as well as the guidelines, the organization, the management and the finances of a club.
If you have any question or would like more information, please contact Speed Skating Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speed Skating Canada’s Racing on Skates makes specific recommendations for competitions at each stage of skater development. Skaters in the FUNdamentals (FUNd) and Learn to Train (L2T) stages should be racing shorter races (less than 45 seconds), with a focus on speed skating skills. Later in the L2T stage, skaters can begin participating in longer aerobic events. The competitions should be at the club or Interclub level, lasting four to eight hours, with each skater participating in many races during each competition.
Across the country, clubs have incorporated these recommendations into fun and meaningful competitions for FUNd and L2T skaters. Some suggestions include:
Other suggestions to make the competitions fun, without interfering with the racing, include: