The Performance Development Speed Skating Program is designed to create a fun, multi-sport environment for Learn to Train (L2T) speed skaters between the ages of 8- 11 years old (female) and 9 to 12 years old (male). This program is recommended for participants who are registered with a local speed skating club during the September to March speed skating season and want to continue speed skating throughout the spring and summer months. The program has a physical literacy development focus with the objective of developing basic fundamental sport skills as well as speed skating specific skills.  Under the guidance of Speed Skating Canada’s LTAPD model , our goal is to create a program that is developmentally appropriate for L2T age and physical ability.


Spring/Summer 2019 Program details

Jun 3-Aug 23

Program Schedule:

3 x / week multi-sport focused

MWF 4:30PM – 6:00PM

Mondays: 90 min Functional Movement Skill Development (sport will change every week)

Wednesdays: 90min general conditioning with certified Strength & Conditioning coach, Jackson Cheung

Fridays: 90 min Ice session

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
FMS/multi-sport focus (sport TBD) 

90 min

  General Conditioning 

90 min

  Ice session 

90 min

FMS (multi-sport) examples: biking, badminton, basketball, rock climbing, soccer, hockey

For more information and how to register please contact Nicole Garrido via email at or by phone at (604) 809-1668.


Head Speed Skating Coach – Nicole Garrido

Nicole is entering her second season as Head Coach of the High-Performance Speed Skating team and assistant coach of the Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Club. As an athlete, Nicole was a member of Canada’s National Long Track Speed Skating team competing in several world cups and world championships from 2006 to 2015. Nicole has competitive experience in both short track and long track specializing in long track in her late adolescent years. Nicole has a bachelors degree in Political Science through the University of Calgary and has completed her NCCP-level Competition Development Coaching certification.

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Strength & Conditioning Coach – Jackson Cheung

Jackson Cheung is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a working Sprints/Hurdle Coach in Track and Field. His primary capacity is in developing speed and power ability for all sports. As an athlete he was a ranked number one junior hurdler in Canada, along with naming to provincial and national teams. He holds a honours degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Guelph.

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