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Try Speed Skating


Come try speed skating, one of Canada’s most successful sports at the Olympics!

All ages 5+ are welcome, including families and adults.

The free one-hour on-ice session includes coaching and speed skate rental at the Olympic Oval – University of Calgary (288 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4).

This program is free and includes skate rental, one hour of ice, and certified instructors.


1:15 PM: participants arrive, get fitted for skates

1:30 PM: short briefing to parents & skaters

1:45 PM: on ice

2:45 PM: exit ice, short debrief with parents, return skates

What Should I Bring/Wear?

Certified winter sport helmet (hockey, ski/snowboard, etc.)

Summer sport helmets are NOT allowed

Leather gloves

Long sleeve shirt

Long pants

Highly recommended are:

Knee pads (soft, volleyball)

Shin pads (hard, soccer)

Neck guard with bib (hockey)

Upcoming Sessions


〉 August 26, 2023

〉 September 17, 2023

〉 October 22, 2023

〉 November 19, 2023

〉 January 28, 2024

〉 February 11, 2024