September Saturday Speed Skating has taken off!

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You can still join us at the Gorman Arena…

Sept 6, 13 and 27: Group 1 8:00-9:15 am, Group 2-3 9:15-10:15 am
Note: Sept 20 9:15-10:15 only due to a Canada Winter Games training camp

Fall skating is optional and is for skaters who were in Groups 1-3 last season. (It isn’t suitable for those who are just starting group 3)

This is included for those who signed up for full off-season program, or is $60 for just the Fall sessions.

Learn to Skate – Skills Improvement

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Learn to skate skills improvement – Group 4

Group 4 offers more advanced skating skills development than the beginners Group 5 through fun activities and games.   Group 4 is encouraged to participate in the FUNdamentals Meet, which introduces racing and skills competitions. Kids 5 years of age and up, who can already skate the length of the ice, are ready for Group 4.  Group 4 is compromised of two 45 minute sessions a week, Saturday 11:30 am-12:15 and Sunday 4:15-5:00 pm.  Cost for the season is $275. Family discounts are available.

2014-15 Season starts Saturday, October 11th.

Registration Form

Please email questions to sjassc@gmail.com

Equipment:

  • Skates (sharpened)
  • Neck Guard (bib style)
  • Helmet (skating, hockey or bike)
  • Knee Pads
  • Shin Guards
  • Padded Gloves or Mitts
  • Elbow Pads (Optional)
  • Splash or Snow Pants

Learn To Skate Registration for Winter 2014-15

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Learn to skate for beginners – Group 5

No  skating experience required for group 5. Beginners learn the basics of skating including getting on their feet, falling safely, stopping and basic skating techniques.  Parental assistance may be needed at first; helmets and skates for the parents are required.  Two 30 minute sessions a week, Saturday 12:15-12:45 pm and Sunday 3:45-4:15 pm.  Cost for the season is $200 for group 5. Family discounts available.

2014-15 Season starts Saturday, October 11th.

Registration Form

Please email questions to sjassc@gmail.com

Equipment:

  • Skates (sharpened)
  • Neck Guard (bib style)
  • Helmet (skating, hockey or bike)
  • Knee Pads
  • Shin Guards
  • Padded Gloves or Mitts
  • Elbow Pads (Optional)
  • Splash or Snow Pants

FALL SPEEDSKATING Groups 1-3

Summer skating is over, and we have a bit of a break for the long weekend. 
FALL SPEEDSKATING starts Sept 6:
Sept 6, 13 and 27: Group 1 8:00-9:15 am, Group 2-3 9:15-10:15 am
Note: Sept 20 9:15-10:15 only due to a CWG training camp

Fall skating is optional and is for skaters who were in Groups 1-3 last season. (It isn’t suitable for those who are just starting group 3)

This is included for those who signed up for full off-season program, or is $60 for just the Fall sessions.

SJASSC 2014-2015

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We skate at the Charles Gorman Rink, 80 University Avenue, Saint John. Lessons Start SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2014 and finish in March.

 

Schedule/Calendar: Schedule changes will be noted on the blog calendar. Ice Time may be cancelled or altered to accommodate special club activities and speedskating competitions. Ice time may be cancelled for Hockey tournaments and other community events.

 

Supervision: For Safety, please remain at the rink while your child is skating, or if this is not possible, leave another parent with instructions on how to reach you in case of emergency.

 

Communication: All communication is done by e-mail. Please check your inbox frequently.

 

Groups: Group placements are decided by the coaches based on factors including skater ability, physical development, maturity and number of skaters, not necessarily age.

 

Equipment: An “Equipment List” on our blog outlines what equipment is mandatory and what is recommended-note undersuit recommendations. Speed Skate rentals are available.

 

Volunteers: SJASSC is a Volunteer run organization with plenty of opportunities to pitch in: help with board pads at practice, help at events and competitions, be a  coaching assistant, learn how to be an official, join a committee…we welcome all offers and ideas!

 

Head Coaches: Learn to Skate – Sue Ellis Loparco, Director of Coaching – Ray Harris

 

We look forward to a great season of skating. Feel free to address any concerns to the Board of Directors or Coaches.

 

WELCOME TO SJASSC!

SJASSC specializes in Short Track Speedskating, but we encourage skaters to experience Long Track by skating on the Oval in Halifax when training and competitions take place there. The club has long track equipment for that as well.