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Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club!

The Grizzlies Speed Skating Club PROVIDING Short track and Long track speed skating for athletes

ages 4 – 20+ years Old

At the Rocky Ridge YMCA  NW Calgary

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CALGARY OLYMPIC OVAL 


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Our Philosophy


The Grizzlies take a Key Role in Promoting and Developing  Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating on the basis of Friendship and Mutual Understanding with other clubs

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

Principles of the Calgary Grizzlies Program


We are focused on development of skaters. We are based on effective monitoring and evaluation to help improve performance and achieve results. We aim to move Skaters into the Olympic Oval Program.

Our partners, The Olympic Oval and Canadian Sport Institute are vital in providing the expertise and facilities  to guarantee our  success.


Governance Structure


This is a grassroots organization based on providing for the needs of all.

The Board of Directors will consist of a 9 Directors.


Volunteering


We have lots of great opportunities to volunteer with no mandated commitment nor payment. You can sit on the elected board, volunteer in council, Fund raising, and Competitions


Our Programs


The Grizzlies follow Speed Skating Canada’s Long Term Participant & Athlete Development (LTPAD) Model

See full details here.

Programs are run at the Rocky Ridge YMCA (LTPAD Stages 1-3,9),

Olympic Oval (LTPAD Starting at Stages 4+).

The progression through the Grizzly programs is shown graphically

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We have awesome certified speed skating coaches! They include former members of Canada’s National and Olympic Teams, and coaches who hold certifications with the National Coaching and Certification Program (NCCP) and the High Five Program.


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Learn to Speed Skate


This program is designed for children ages 4  to 9 years old who have some skating experience. 

The goal of the program is to develop the skater’s skills and confidence on ice in a fun and supportive environment. 

The on ice sessions are One (1) hour in length and held weekly at the Rocky Ridge YMCA. 

Skaters can wear Hockey Skates, Figure Skates or Speed Skates.

Speed Skate rentals for the year are available at the Olympic Oval.

We develop fun races so the kids get experienced and will have the opportunity to enter a sanctioned competition. The focus will be on fun and skill-based activities that reinforce the development of skating-specific skills.

WHERE:  Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA

WHEN:  Mondays from 5-6pm

Registration:  Registration opens AUGUST 1, 2019! fun@yycspeed.ca Check back for more details.

Fall Program STARTS SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

Winter Program STARTS JANUARY 6, 2019 


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Learn to Train Group


This program is designed for skaters 9+ years old who are comfortable on skates. 

The goal of the program is to focus on proper speed skating techniques and skill development.  This group has both Short track ice time (YWCA) and Long track ice time (Olympic Oval). 

Skaters are encouraged to enter local competitions as their skills and confidence grow.

This is program is 3 days a week, with 2 sessions at the YWCA and 1 at the Olympic Oval.  Each session will be 1 hour in duration.  Short Track only option for 2 days a week available.

WHERE: Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA and Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary

WHEN: Mondays 7-8pm at Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA

Fridays  4-5:15 pm at Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA

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 TBA- Olympic Oval, University of Calgary

Registration: Coming Soon ! fun@yycspeed.ca for more details.

Program: TBA


Advanced – Competitive


This program is designed for Skaters Aged 11-17 years old.

Skaters in this group will skate 4 to 5 days a week and participate in both Long Track and Short Track speed skating.

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.

Where: Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary

Program Schedule:

Monday AM Short Track 6:15-8am

Tuesday AM Short Track 6:15-8am

Thursday PM Long Track 6:05-8:00pm

Friday PM Long Track 3:30-5:40pm

Registration:Coming soon ! fun@yycspeed.ca for more details.

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Advanced – Competitive Pricing

5 Day Program

$1875

  • 45 min Dryland session before every skate
  • 2 Days Per Week Short Track Ice
  • 2 -3Days per Week Long Track Ice
  • Oval Pass
  • Coaching Fees
  • SSC/AASSA Fees
  • 1 Associate Member

4 Day Program

$1750

  • 45 min Dryland session before every skate
  • 2 Days Per Week Short Track Ice
  • 2 Days per Week Long Track Ice
  • Oval Pass
  • Coaching Fees
  • SSC/AASSA Fees
  • 1 Associate Member

3 day Long Track Only

$1050

  • 45 min Dryland session before every skate
  • 2 Days Per Week Short Track Ice
  • 3 Days per Week Long Track Ice
  • Oval Pass
  • Coaching Fees
  • SSC/AASSA Fees
  • 1 Associate Member

Masters Group


AVAILABLE FOR THE PARENTS!

Our Masters skaters (20+ years of age) will skate on the Long Track ice only.

This uncoached group will have the opportunity to skate on the long track ice anywhere  up to 4 times a week.

Coaching can be arranged for a nominal fee.

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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