Speed Skating is a great Sport for people of all ages and abilities.


KIDS, YOUTH and ADULTS can try speed skating at our ABS program!!!



… is an opportunity that the Calgary Speed Skating Association (CSSA) offers to those who would like to experience the sport of Speed Skating at the Olympic Oval  before committing to the full season.

Register for the Absolute Speed Program

We invite you to try the amazing sport of speed skating.

Please register early as programs fill up fast!

Just a reminder: These sessions are for anyone that can skate. We do not teach you how to skate…we teach you how to speed skate. You don’t need to be an ace on skates but we need you to be able to glide forward comfortably on your own without any help of an object or a person.

Kids Group (13 and under)

  • Kids Short Track: Sunday, Oct. 26 at 9:15 to 10:15am
  • Kids Long Track: Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 10:20 to 11:20am

Teens and Adults Group (14 and older):

  • Teens/Adults Short Track: Saturday, Oct. 25th at 8:45 to 9:45pm
  • Teens/Adults Long Track: Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 10:20 to 11:20am

Please register online. The registration deadline is October 24.

Fees are $50.00 and includes a short track and a long track session, the 2 day Oval ice pass, coaching, skate rental (if size available).


Find out more and start the registration process here:

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From CSSA to all CSSA Members and friends in the Speed Skating World we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

No practices today!


Season 2014 – 2015 is starting!!!!

Please register online before attending the in-person registration to make it flow faster.

If you could not attend the in person registration date, please e-mail CSSA to organize an appointment:

When: Monday to Thursday
Time: Between 6:00pm and 8:00pm
Where: CSSA Office
Why: To finish with the registration process.
What to bring:

  • Program fees if you chose to pay by cheque (made to CSSA) or cash
  • All the waivers and signed documents (both parents need to hand in signed Waiver for Adult Member) please download and print from:


  • Your Volunteer Deposit Cheque for $300 (1 skater) $400 (more than 1 skater in the family) Dated March 31st, 2015
  • Your Skate Rental Deposit Cheque ($200) Made to CSSA dated March 31st, 2015

Pick up:

  • Parking Pass
  • Skates
  • Oval Ice Card


Striding with excellence in Speed Skating Development

CSSA is happy to announce that Registrations Online are Open!!!


Spots available for adults, youth and kids!!!

  • Evenings and weekends sessions.
  • Youth, Teen and Adult Programs.
  • Beginners, Intermediate and Advance Levels.
  • Skate Rental – Skate Purchase.
  • Development Clinics for Skaters, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials.
  • Competitions and Social events for all levels.

A great opportunity to be part of a very successful Olympic Sport!!!


                                             Season 2014-2015

                       September 8th, 2014 to mid-March 2015


Registration is a 2 part process:

  1. Register and pay online (Starting August 1st)
  2. Attend a registration event (August 27th, 6:00 to 9:00pm, Oval 3rd floor)


Please click on the Program Tab to view all our different Programs and schedules for beginners, intermediate and advanced skaters.


Please click on the Registration Tab where you will find instructions on how to register, fees and all necessary links.


If you have any questions please feel free to  e-mail the office at calspeed@ucalgary.ca


We are looking forward to meet you!




 Sports Calgary is hosting the All Sport One Day Event on Saturday June 21st, 2014 . Kids will have the opportunity to discover a different range of sports for free at different locations around Calgary


For a second year, CSSA will be present at this event as a partner, offering speed skating lessons to kids aged between 6 and 12 years old. A total of 80 kids will have the opportunity to discover the sport of Speed Skating and learn the basics of the sport, using real speed skates, while having fun.


A group of CSSA volunteers and coaches will welcome the participants of such a great initiative, at the Southland Leisure Center from 9:15am to 2:45pm.


We wish them all a wonderful experience.





The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee are hosting the 2014 Celebration of Excellence to commemorate the great performances and achievements of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


Calgary will host the Canadian Olympic Committee’s parade and gala, welcoming back and honouring Canadian Olympians. CSSA will have skaters from the teen groups who will volunteer their time helping out at the Parade as banner or sign holders for the Speed Skating Olympians.


The parade will take place on Friday June 6, 2014 at 11:30am, and will depart from 10 street SW, running east along 8 avenue. The parade will conclude at Olympic Plaza where an outdoor celebration will take place. There will be live entertainment, a pancake breakfast, white hat ceremony with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, onstage interviews with Olympians and autograph signings.


Come join in the free family fun and show your support for your favourite Olympic athletes.



The Calgary Speed Skating Association would like to express how proud we are of our alumni Gilmore Junio, competing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He has done a remarkable act of real Team Spirit making this world a better place.

We have seen Gilmore grow in this sport, the endless hours of training, the sacrifices of juggling family, studies, social and the love for his sport, we saw him come back from injuries and change from short track to long track, we have followed him through his successes, we saw him give it all to make it to the Olympics and all this with a smile, always available to give back to the sport that he loves, and now he gave, he gave a dream to a Team mate, the dream of his life, and together they made history today.

Gilmore, you have given the world a lesson in humility, and a  lesson of what real Team Spirit is all about!  The CSSA is proud of you and wishes for you in your life the same kindness that you have shown others with that big heart and smile of yours.


To Denny Morrison, thank you for stepping up to the challenge and making Gilmore live his dream through your skating, CONGRATULATIONS on your Silver Olympic  Medal, you were awesome!!!

The big family of CSSA!!!