Welcome to the Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club!

The Grizzlies Speed Skating Club is a new organization in Calgary that focuses on both short track and long track speed skating for athletes aged 4-20+ years of age.


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Our Philosophy


The Grizzlies will take a key role in promoting and developing Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating on the basis of friendship and mutual understanding between the current programs already offered in the province.

We are dedicated to broadening the interest in Speed Skating with PRIDE!

Principles of the Calgary Grizzlies Program


Focused on the development of skaters with clear objectives and cost effective implementation, based on effective monitoring and evaluation processes that help improve performance and achieve results whether it is to continue to skate recreationally or move into the Oval Program.

Focus on Projects that can continue over an extended period of time and have continued results to increase the numbers and improve the quality of Skaters, Coaches, and Officials engaged in Speed Skating in either a recreational or competitive stream.

Teamwork and collaboration with our partners, The Olympic Oval and Canadian Sport Institute are vital in providing the expertise and facilities necessary to achieve progress and success.


Governance Structure


As this is a grassroots organization based on providing for the needs of all skaters, parents will work collaboratively to further the needs of all Grizzlies. The Board of Directors will consist of a maximum of 9 Directors.


Volunteering


Our hope for the club is to to embrace the concept of true volunteering with no mandated commitment nor payment.


Our Programs
2018-2019


For the 2018-2019 Speed Skating season the Calgary Grizzlies has the pleasure of working with an incredible team of outstanding coaches. We will have lead coaches who are level 4 and level 2 coaches leading the programs. There will also be a mentoring program in place, for developing coaches to be mentored by senior coaches. The coaches will create and implement Yearly Training Programs (YTP’s) for the athletes, based on need and appropriate level for each group.


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Learn to Speed Skate


This program is for skaters who are learning to speed skate for the first time.

Skaters in this group will be 10 years and younger and will skate twice a week, once on the Long Track and once on the Short Track.



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Intermediate Group


Skaters in this group will skate 3 days a week; 1 Long Track and 2 Short Track sessions. The Long Track sessions will take place at the Calgary Olympic Oval and the Short Track location is TBD. Athletes will have a 75 min ice session. This group will have a more recreational focus, but skaters will acquire skills required to progress to the Advanced-Competitive Group if desired.


Advanced – Competitive



Skaters in this group will skate 4 to 5 days a week and participate in both Long Track and Short Track. Athletes will skate at the Calgary Olympic Oval and will have a 45 min dryland session followed by a 75 min ice session. The focus for these athletes will be Performance Foundation in preparation for competition on a Provincial, National level and beyond.

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Advanced – Competitive Pricing

2-3 day Short Track Only

$

plus AASSA and SSC fees
  • 45 min Dryland session before every skate
  • 2 Days Per Week Short Track Ice
  • 2 Days per Week Long Track Ice

2-3 day Long Track Only

$

plus AASSA and SSC fees
  • 45 min Dryland session before every skate
  • 2 Days Per Week Short Track Ice
  • 2 Days per Week Long Track Ice

Masters Group


Our Masters skaters (20+) will skate on the Long Track ice only. This uncoached group will have the opportunity to skate on the long track ice anywhere from once a week up to 5 times a week. If skaters desire, coaching can be arranged for a nominal fee.



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Associate Member


An Associate Member is a member of a Canadian club -parent, guardian, official or volunteer who does not participate as a skating member.

A parent of a minor skater is required to register as an Associate Member with the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA) and Speed Skate Canada (SSC) for insurance purposes



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