If you are into speedy things, this is where the action starts...
Whether your plan is to become Australia’s next Winter Olympian or you just want to pick up some skating skills that will leave your friends huffing and puffing to keep up, we'd love to see you join us at Canterbury Ice Rink to try this exhilarating sport.
Saturdays 11:30am – 12:15am
Mondays 5:45pm – 6:30 pm
$150 card per Term
Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink (Philips Ave, Canterbury)
Never Skated Before?
Not to worry, our coaches work with skaters at various skill levels from absolute beginners to members of the Australian team, and will tailor a training program to fit you. There is also a general Learn to Skate program run by Canterbury Ice Rink to help you build basic skating skills and confidence.
How do training sessions work?
This is an introduction to Short Track Speed Skating. Our sessions are built around Fun! We will teach you the basic skills you need through a variety of games and races on the ice. Our coaches adjust the program according to the ability of the skaters to ensure every skater benefits.
No skating gear yet?
Canterbury speed skate school has everything you need to get started. You can wear regular hire skates, your own figure or hockey skates. We also have short-track speed skates (the skates with the long blades) for those who are slightly more advanced. If it is your first time wearing speed skates, arrive 15 mins early to ensure we can find boots and protective gear which are the right size for you.
What to wear
The ice rink is like a huge fridge. Ensure that you are wearing warm clothes, a long sleeved T-shirt and long pants. Also make sure that you bring a jacket to keep warm when you are not skating. Gloves, knee pads and shin pads are highly recommended
Does it hurt when you fall?
Yes it does when are not wearing the right protective gear (helmet, elbow, knee pads and shin pads as well as warm clothes to cover your entire body) We also place pads around the whole rink to cushion your impact if you hit the deck.