Skating Programs with SJASSC

Program Times

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON IS OPENING SOON

LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS

Beginner Learn to Skate (Group 5)
Two 30-minute lessons per week
-Beginner skating skills for age 4-5 yrs and up.
-Develop confidence and ability in a fun, game-based environment.
– Due to COVID restrictions, Parental assistance on ice is not recommended, however, assistance with coaching is always appreciated so speak to the coach if you are interested in helping out.
-ANYONE ON ICE MUST WEAR SKATES AND A HELMET.

Learn to Skate-Skills Improvement (Group 4)
-Two 45-minute lessons per week
-More advanced skating skills development through fun activities and games
-For 5-7 years and up who can already skate the length of the ice
-Skaters are encouraged to participate in FUNdamentals Meets when SSC and SSNB announce return to competitions.

Learn To Skate Information Sheet

SPEED SKATING PROGRAMS

Introduction to Speed Skating (Group 3)
-Two 60 minute lessons per week
-Fundamental technical skills specific to speed skating
-Builds general athleticism: agility, balance, coordination, and speed.
-Ages 7 and up.
-Speed skates are highly recommended and available for rental.
-Skaters are encouraged to participate in FUNdamentals Meets and area competitions when SSC and SSNB announce a return to competitions.

Intermediate Speed Skating (Group 2)
-Three 60 minute lessons per week plus dryland training
-Develops speed skating specific skills, technique and endurance.
-Most compete at meets throughout the Province and Maritimes with goals of personal bests and having fun when SSC and SSNB announce a return to competitions.

Advanced Competitive Speed Skating (Group 1)
-Four hours on ice and one-hour dry-land per week.
-Skaters continue to refine technical and tactical aspects of the sport, as well as physical and mental preparedness for competitions.
-These top skaters represent our club at Provincial and Maritime Competitions and represent SSNB at National competitions when SSC and SSNB announce a return to competitions.

LTPAD: Ages are guidelines only as SJASSC uses the Long Term Participant and Athlete Development Model (LTPAD) which allows appropriate training based on physical development. Group placements are decided by the coaches based on factors including skater ability, maturity, and the number of skaters.

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