Welcome to the 2012-2013 Speed Skating Season!Posted: 20130618 - ATTENTION
Dryland training on Thursday, June 20th has been moved from PRDG to Hespeler Memorial Arena. Same time.
Current members will be invited by your coach.
Non member criteria:
The cost is only $195 for ten 1 ˝ hour Saturday morning sessions, from May 25th until Aug 3rd.
Check the club calendar for exact dates and times.
Discounts are available to club members.
Posted: 20121219 - SAFETY MATS REDUCE CONCUSSION RISK FOR SPEED SKATERS
Thanks to a $56,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the club is home to a brand new mat system designed to keep its members safer.
The mat system, which arrived in October, is the most advanced in the sport and was developed after years of research. And the club, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in January, was the first in the country to adopt it.
Vince Carruthers, vice-president of the club’s facilities, says that although the new system will not be mandated by Speed Skating Canada until 2014, he wanted to implement it at the Hespeler Memorial Arena as soon as possible.
“Our club has always been a leader promoting safety in the sport,” he says. "Safety in speed skating is very important."
They're here and don't they look great! On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, Cambridge Speed Skating club held its first practice with our brand new mats!
Seen in the pictures are the "red zone" mats. For the Provincial Series Meet on Nov 3rd and 4th, the mats will fully cover all boards and meet the new Level 4 requirements specified in SCC's Red Book. Cambridge Speed Skating Club is currently the only club in Canada to meet the new Level 4 requirements of SSC.
The purchase of these mats was made possible through the generous financial support of Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Cambridge Speed Skating Club also extends a warm and sincere thank you to Vince Carruthers for the many hours spent working with Dr. Sean Maw of Speed Skating Canada in order to better understand the requirements and to the many volunteers who helped along the way.