WELCOME TO THE RICHMOND OLYMPIC OVAL

Home to the Canadian Olympic Long Track team during the Vancouver 2010 Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval is dedicated to continuing its Olympic legacy. Our world-class facility hosts a variety of speed skating programs for all ages and abilities. We are dedicated to providing a center that offers speed skating program for those who want to try it for the first time as well as those seeking to one day wear the maple leaf on the international stage.


Performance Development Programs

Club Development Program- More details coming soon


Speed Skating High Performance Programs

The High Performance Speed Skating Program is designed to bring Stage 1 Train to Train (T2T) and Stage 2 Learn to Compete (LTC) skaters to the next level of the Long Track and Short Track Athlete Pathway. 

The program is all about combining commitment with fun for dedicated, full-time athletes as well as those interested in transitioning into a full-time program (minimum 3 days per week). Sessions focus on improving speed skating technique, developing sport specific strengths and preparing the athlete for competitions provincial and national level competitions.

For more information about the program, contact head coach, Nicole Garrido: email or call 604.809.1668

Program Details:

    • 5 on-ice sessions per week during our fall session
    • 1-3 dryland and conditioning sessions during our summer and fall sessions.
    • 2 weight room sessions per week with an HP certified strength and conditioning coach
    • Access to our Integrated Support Team (sport psychology and sport nutrition)
    •  Richmond Virtual School

Talk to The Coach

Should you have any questions about our speed skating programs, please contact Nicole Garrido directly by email or phone 604.809.1668


Summer Performance Development- 2019 Coming Soon

Saturday Intermediate Level Skate (2019 Dates Coming Soon)

Our Saturday intermediate level skates are for club athletes at Stage 1 T2T and Stage 2 L2C levels looking to improve their agility and speed on ice. Sessions focus on improving speed skating technique and developing sport specific on-ice strengths through a program directed by the Head Coach.

Every Saturday (from July 7th to August 25th) 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Club Development Camp

The Club Development Camp is an open development opportunity for club speed skaters 9-14 years old who are currently competing at the local or regional level. The goal is to provide development opportunities for Learning to Train (L2T) and Training to Train (T2T) skaters who wish to maximize their skating potential. Camp days will include dryland, strength & condition, ice sessions and integrated services sessions (nutrition, yoga and sports psychology) tailored to the specific age and ability range. On ice sessions will be held on short track ice.

 

Talent Development Camp

The Talent Development Camp is an opportunity for top junior skaters from Western Canada to train together under a high-performance program.  Skater participation is based on performance at national and regional level events, National Qualifiers and the Western Elite Circuit. The goal of the camp is to provide on and off ice guidance and instruction that will positively impact the athletes’ transition into provincial and national development team status.

Camp days will include dryland, strength & condition, ice sessions and integrated services sessions (nutrition, yoga and sports psychology) tailored to the specific age and ability range. On ice sessions will be held on short track ice.

 

Stage 2 Camp

The Stage 2 Performance Camp is a high-performance training opportunity for top skaters who aspire to compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.  Skater participation is based on commitment to improving competitive performance. The goal of the camp is to provide on and off ice guidance and instruction that will positively impact the athletes’ transition into provincial and national development team status.

Camp days will include dryland, strength & condition, ice sessions and integrated services sessions (nutrition, yoga and sports psychology) tailored to the specific age and ability range. On ice sessions will be held on short track ice.

Summer 2018 Dates

Dates Day Time Price # of Days Registration Link
Club Development Camp Jul 9 – 13 Mon-Fri 8:30AM – 4:30PM $435 5 Register
Talent Development Camp Jul 23- Jul 27 Mon-Fri 8:30AM – 4:30PM $435 5 Register
Speed Skating Stage 2 Performance Camp Aug 27 – Aug 30 Mon-Thur 10:00AM – 4:00PM $260 4 Register

Elite Weeks 1 & 2 (2019 coming soon)

Speed Skate Elite Weeks are part of the Performance Program designed to improve skating efficiency, develop sport specific strengths and support individual training goals through on-ice and strength & conditioning sessions.  The program is delivered with a consistent daily approach to improving athletic performance.

Discounts available for multiple registrations in Speed Skate Performance Programs and Camps.

Elite Week 1: July 16th to 20th   MWF 4:00PM to 6:00PM   Tues/Thurs 4:00PM to 8:00PM

Elite Week 2: July 30th to Aug 3rd MWF 4:00PM to 6:00PM   Tues/Thurs 4:00PM to 8:00PM


Should you have any questions about this or any other speed skating programs, please contact Nicole Garrido directly: email or phone 604.809.1668

 

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