There are three training groups within the club.
The Fundamentals group consists of our youngest skaters. These skaters are learning the fundamentals of speed skating. They are acquiring movement skills including agility, balance, coordination and speed. The kids in this group have a lot of fun learning the fundamentals of speed skating, as many of the skills are learned through games with their teammates.
The Development group continues learning the fundamentals of speed skating, while also beginning to learn how to train. They learn more complex skills that build on what they have already mastered.
Both the Fundamentals and Development practices are on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Skaters can skate on one or both nights per week.
The Elite group are our older and more experienced skaters. They are fine-tuning their technique and conditioning, and they are learning to train and compete. Most of the skaters in this group compete at regional and provincial meets with kids from across Ontario.
Elite practice is on Mondays from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. The Monday Elite practice is for the more advanced of the Elite group, hence is by invitation only.
All practices are on Rink #2 at Hespeler Memorial Arena.