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 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.

Program Details

*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 ngarrido@richmondoval.ca 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.

More about Nicole :  https://richmondoval.ca/ovalhp/coach-highlights-meet-nicole-2/

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.

More about Jackson: https://richmondoval.ca/ovalhp/coach-highlights-meet-jackson/