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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 AND CALGARY OLYMPIC OVAL


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❤️🐾Congratulations to our Grizzlies for a great weekend at Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships🐾❤️ Thank You ❤️🐾@rdspeedskating @albertaspeedskating @ssc_pvc coaches and volunteers. 🥇🥈🥉 #yycspeed #speedskating #grizzlies #ssc #skate ...

❄️Thank you @rdspeedskating @albertaspeedskating for a great meet. ❄️Thank you coaches and volunteers. ❄️Congratulations to everyone ❄️ #yycspeed #speedskating #qualifier #speedskatingcanada ...

After a world-class performance at the 2020 World Single Distance Skate-off this past weekend, our own, Coach Maddison Pearman, has qualified to race the 1000m at World Cup 5 in Calgary!
Amazing work Maddison! We are so proud of you! You can come cheer Maddison on at the Olympic Oval from February 7-8.
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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!

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.

Our PROGRAMS

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


Link to LTPAD Model

Olympic Oval

LTPAD Stages 4+

Rocky Ridge YMCA

LTPAD Stages 1-3, & 9

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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.
  • 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.
  • Skaters can wear Hockey Skates, Figure Skates or Speed Skates.
  • Speed Skate rentals for the year are available at the Olympic Oval.
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Where



Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA


When



Mondays from 5-6pm

Registration



Registration opens AUGUST 1, 2019!


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Fall Program



Starts September 9th, 2019

Winter Program



Starts January 6th, 2020



Learn to Train



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



Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA and Olympic Oval



When



Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA

  • Mondays from 5-6pm
  • Fridays 4:00-5:15PM

Olympic Oval University of Calgary

  • TBA

Registration



Registration opens AUGUST 1, 2019!


Register

Fall Program



Starts September 9th, 2019

Winter Program



Starts January 6th, 2020



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.
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Where



Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary


When



  • Monday AM Short Track 6:15-8:00AM
  • Tuesday AM Short Track 6:15-8:00AM
  • Thursday PM Long Track 6:05-8:00PM
  • Friday PM Long Track 3:30-5:40PM

Registration



Registration opens AUGUST 1, 2019!


Register

Fall Program



Starts September 9th, 2019

Winter Program



Starts January 6th, 2020


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.
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Where



Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary


Registration



Registration open!


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