High Performance Speed Skating


High Performance Speed Skating Program (Winter-Fall; Spring- Summer)

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  

Saturday Intermediate Level Skate (Club Development)

Our Saturday Club Development level is open to top GVA club skaters ages 13 and up. Sessions focus on improving endurance, speed and racing tactics through a program directed by the Head Coach.

*Every Saturday (from July 6th to August 24th) 1:30PM to 3:00PM (*tentative)


Elite Weeks 1 & 2 2019

Speed Skate Elite Weeks are part of the High Performance Program designed for top club level skaters to improve passing, develop speed, and endurance as well as focus on sport specific race tactics to support individual training goals through on-ice and strength & conditioning sessions. Ice sessions will be led by Head Coach, Nicole Garrido and Strength & Conditioning sessions will be led by one of our certified High Performance S&C coaches. The program is delivered with a consistent daily approach to improving athletic performance.

MWF: Ice 4:30PM to 6:00PM

Tu/Th: Ice 4:30PM to 6:00PM and  Strength & Conditioning 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Discounts available for multiple registrations in Speed Skate Performance Programs and Camps- please contact Nicole Garrido directly: email or phone 604.809.1668