PAC general Monday December 4th at 7 pm, in person in the library
Want to try racing fast on the ice? The Vancouver Speed Skating Club's annual "try speed skating" event is on Sunday Dec 10!
The event will include skating warm up, intro to speed skating specific techniques and race simulations. Kids can try speed skates if VSSC has boots in their size or can rent from the skate hut.
Don't wait: capacity for this event is capped at 12 skaters aged 4-18, and you must register to participate. The passphrase is "tryVSSC2023".
Location and timing
Sunday Dec 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Kitsilano Ice Rink, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver BC, V6K 4K9
Detailed event schedule
5:30-6 Skate fitting and orientation
6-6:15 Crash mats go on the ice
6:15 - 7:30 On-ice skate session
7:30 Off ice and skate/boot return
Safety equipment REQUIRED
At minimum this must include cutproof gloves, neck guard, shin guards, knee pads, safety glasses and, for those wearing speed skates, also cut-proof socks. Bring any of these items if you already have them - we will have many of these items to borrow but it would be good to not run out! Check our website for more equipment details.
Suggested donation $5
Please bring cash or e-transfer email@example.com after registering and note "December 10 event"
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We're excited to see you on the ice!
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The Vancouver Speed Skating Club has room in our beginner group if you and/or your child are interested in learning to speed skate!
It's a fantastic sport with a supportive and amazing community. It brings together all ages and genders in pursuit of fast, fun times on the ice.
We train at Kitsilano Rink twice a week, with one additional dryland session weekly. Tennyson students Linnea (Grade 7) and Tavi (Grade 1) are both in the club and they train in the same group - aka only one drop-off!
If you have any questions, please ask at
Otherwise you're encouraged to sign up for the One Month Trial program and come check it out. Fees include skate rentals!
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