Skaters participate in one of three KSSC Groups. Skaters typically remain in the same Group for the whole season but may be invited to move up a Group on an individual basis. KSSC may run special programs through the year as needed- see below for details.
Adults or children new to speed skating; Registration includes weekly skates for one session (fall or winter). Skaters can only register for this group once.
This is a one day per week program which focuses on learning basic speed skating skills through drills and playing games. Group 1 skaters are typically new to speed skating and may range in age from 6 years old to adult. Fun mini-meets are held at the club during the season for our Group 1 skaters. All sessions are staffed by a certified NCCP coach and assisted by junior coaches to maintain a high coach to athlete ratio. Group 1 sessions run from September to March.
This two day per week program builds on the fundamental skills learned in Group 1. Skaters may participate in pre-ice dryland exercises as well as invitational meets if so desired. Group 2 skaters may range in age from 8 years old to adult. Group 2 sessions run from September to March.
Participation in Group 3 is by invitation only and includes on ice sessions three days per week as well as a dryland component. Focus is on refining technique, developing strength and endurance, and competing. This group also includes Okanagan Regional Training Centre Athletes. Group 3 on-ice sessions run primarily from September to March with an off-season training program from May to August.
Our adult program runs once weekly in conjunction with our group 2 skaters. We currently have a waitlist. Please contact us if you are interested.