OVAL HIGH PERFORMANCE SPEED SKATING PROGRAMS


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.

Dedicated to providing speed skating programs for those who want to try it for the first time, those looking to develop their skill and those seeking to one day wear the maple leaf on the international stage.


The High Performance Speed Skating Program is designed to introduce top club level Train to Train (T2T) and Learn to Compete (L2C) skaters between the ages of 13 and 18 to high level training and elite sport habits. 

Training will focus on building and optimizing aerobic capacity, racing strategies/tactics and mental performance. Under the direction of Speed Skating Canada’s LTAPD model, our goal is to create a program that is developmentally appropriate for T2T and L2C athletes.


The High Performance Program Offers:

  • Ice sessions
  • Strength & Conditioning sessions
  • Dryland & Running sessions
  • RIDE sessions
  • Mental Performance sessions.
  • Yoga sessions
  • Regular 1 on 1 Meetings with Head Coach
  • Other IST Services: Nutrition sessions, Equipment Maintenance Sessions, Video/Racing Analysis, Goal Setting and Journaling sessions.

Our Facility Offers:

  • Olympic- sized ice with level 3 padding system
  • High Performance Weight Training Centre
  • Other Opportunities: running track, rock climbing wall, courts, outdoor field access

In order to encourage a high performance level of training, athletes are encouraged to register full- time. Options to participate part time are allowed if the athlete is skating full time with their local club or engaged in other extra curricular sports activities. Athletes participating part time are expected to incorporate IST services like mental performance training and yoga into their weekly training program.

APRIL 2021 OFF SEASON Program

April 7- May 2, 2021

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Rock Climbing Hockey OFF Strength & Conditioning


Hockey

OFF Strength & Conditioning

OFF

Spring/Summer Program

May 3- August 27, 2021

*Schedule and session times will be different May/June and July/August to accommodate school schedules.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
OFF

Strength & Conditioning Session

Mental Performance Session (online)
Morning Yoga Session (online)

Ice session
Strength & Conditioning SessionMorning Yoga Session (online)

Ice session
Ice Session

RIDE Session
OFF

Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 Program

September 6, 2021- March 24, 2022

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Mental Performance Session (online)

Ice & Ride Session

Strength & Conditioning Session

Ice session

Strength & Conditioning Session

Ice session
Yoga SessionOFF

Program registration will be on a monthly basis. Athletes have the option to register for specific days with a minimum of 3 registered days.

For more information, please contact head coach, Nicole Garrido by phone at (604) 809-1668 or email.