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.

Speed Skating High Performance Program

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

Thursday Night Skate

Thursday night skates are for skaters looking to get more technical feedback and more ice time during the months of July and August. Sessions are available for skaters ages 9-99 with prior experience in the sport of speed skating.

Every Thursday (from July 5th to August 30th) 8:00PM to 9:00PM

Saturday Intermediate Level Skate

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

Learn To Skate Sessions

Learn the basics of the fastest human-powered sport on ice in this 2 hour introductory course. This session will provide you with the coaching and resources to give you the ultimate speed skating experience. Participants will gain on and off-ice knowledge and skill of the sport.

Upcoming sessions:

Saturday, August 11th – 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Sunday, September 16th – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Learn to Skate Camp – August 20th to 24th – 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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


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