Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club

The John Sands Classic is coming! (Jan 14/15)

Check out the 2022/23 Meet Schedule

Regular Season Registration is Open!

January 2023 Short Learn to Skate Registration is Open!

Adult Long Track Sessions: Registration is Open!


Learn More About Our Organization

The Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club was founded in 1942 by Clarence Downey, also known as Mr. Speed Skating of Saskatchewan.  Our club has a long history of Provincial, National, and Olympic skaters.

We are a vibrant community of skaters ranging from ages 4 to masters.  SLSSC hosts many competitions including fun mini meets, provincial and national events.  Our focus is to build community, friendships, sportsmanship, and confident and dedicated athletes.

Build Community!

Producing Strong, Lifelong Friendships

Train for Life

Build Strong Mental and Physical Health


Enjoy Team and Individual Competition at all levels

Objectives & Skater Groupings

Learn to Skate (Group 1)

Intended for the youngest skaters and those just learning. These skaters can wear hockey skates, figure skates, or speed skates. Sessions take place twice per week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:50 PM to 6:30 PM.

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Learn to Speed Skate (Group 2)

Intended for skaters who have mastered skating backwards, crossovers, stopping. Sessions are held twice per week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM.

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Learn to Compete (Group 3)

Consists of skaters graduating from Group 2 as well as skaters from other disciplines, competent on skates and wanting to give speed skating a try. Sessions take place Tuesday 7:25 PM – 8:30 PM and Thursday 4:45 PM – 5:50 PM with an optional Saturday morning session at 7:15 AM.

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Advanced Competitive (Group 4)

Consists of skaters competing at a higher level, with many competing on a national level. These skaters practice Tuesday 4:45 PM – 5:50 PM and Thursday 7:25 PM – 8:30 PM as well as Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 6:00 AM.

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Adult Speed Skating

Includes adult skaters who want to learn to speed skate, or are former speed skaters who simply want to continue speed skating in a casual setting.  Sessions are once a week, on Saturday, 6:00 - 7:15 AM.

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Lions Club International

John Sands family

Major Contributors

City of Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Speed Skating Association

Bayer Crop Science

Intact Insurance

Fundraising Partners

Saskatoon Coop


AR Perogies

Rampage Coffee

Solar Gardens

Harden and Huyse

Contact Info

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 23060
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan    S7J 5H3