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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lions Club International
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Saskatchewan Speed Skating Association
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