Calgary Speed Skating Association

Absolute Speed Program

What is the Absolute Speed Program?

Do you have a need for speed?  If you want to feel the speed beneath your feet, you are at the right place.  Come out and try speed skating with the Calgary Speed Skating Association!  Our Absolute Speed Program (ABS) provides you the opportunity to “Try Speed Skating” with our certified coaches that will provide an inclusive and exciting experience.  They will teach you the basics of speed skating and the fun of racing on skates, in a safe and supportive environment.  And if you like it and want to stick with it, we will  put your ABS registration fees towards your program registration fees!

Participants (all ages, 6 and above) must already be comfortable with the basics of skating as this is not a “learn to skate” program.  You will need to be able to glide forward without the help of an object or person, be able to get up unassisted and be able to follow group instructions.

Sign Up Here to be notified of our NEXT ABS sessions!

Current Dates Available:

We will be updating session times soon.  Feel free to register early to save your spot, or contact our office for more information.

Single Sessions:

Sunday, November 20, 2016 (short track), 10:30am – 11:30am

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (long track), TBA

* Please arrive 30 minutes before your session to have time to fit your skates.

Fees are $25.00 for single session (Short Track).  Fees include the Oval ice pass, coaching, and skate rental (if size available).

Skates are provided by the Oval, please arrive early for pick up and sizing.

Please register online and register early as programs fill up fast!

Fees can be paid online by credit card.  If you must pay by cash or cheque, please complete the online registration and bring your cash or cheque, made payable to “CSSA”, to the office at the Oval on or prior to your first session.  Please note, we are not able to offer a refund after the sessions start.


ABS registration steps 16-17

Step 1 – REGISTER ONLINE (using our RAMP online registration system).


Step 2 – Complete online waiver form, prior to attending your first session.

ABS Participation Waiver


Equipment to bring:

  • Helmet (hockey, snowboard, ski)
    • NO CYCLING helmets allowed
  • Leather gloves
  • Long sleeve shirt and sweat pants
    • NO JEANS
  • Knee pads (soft volleyball), shin pads (hard soccer) and a neck guard with bib (hockey).

Please contact us at info@calgaryspeedskating.ca if you need more information.


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