Group 4 - Advanced Competitive


Group 4 is for skaters who train regularly, including through the summer, to prepare for speed skating competitions at the provincial, regional, national and international levels.

During the season, regular practice times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Lions Arena and Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Merlis Belsher Place. During the long track season (mid-December – February) skaters train at Clarence Downey Oval generally 4-5 times per week.

Off-ice (dryland) training takes place prior (45 min) to most on ice sessions. During the off-season, skaters can participate in weight training and other dry-land training activities.

Short Track:
Tuesday 4:45pm – 5:50pm and Thursday 7:25pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday 6:15am – 7:30am and Saturday 7:15am – 8:30am

Long Track:  for January to early February
Monday to Thursday 6:00pm to 7:30pm