Burnaby Speedskating Club

Welcome to Burnaby Speedskating Club. Our club was founded in 1968 and has been providing opportunity and access to the sport of speed skating to local and surrounding communities ever since. Our training sessions take place at Kensington Park Arena in Burnaby.

Our club operated under the name “Haida” since 1968 when it was formed as part of a community affiliation with the UBC Thunderbirds athletics programs. The club moved to Kensington Arena in Burnaby in 1972. In 2017, the club officially dropped the name “Haida”, as the club and its members (former and present) have no affiliation or relationship with the Haida Nation peoples. The club is in the process of transitioning to a new club name and logo.

This season the Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

Ice Times

The 2018-2019 season kicks off with the first ice session on September 8, 2018 and Introduction to Speed Skating sessions start on September 15, 2018.

Returning skaters: don't forget to Register for the 2018-2019 Season

Starting on September 8, our regular ice times are:

  • Tuesdays:

All Groups: 6:30 to 7:00 am

  • Wednesdays:

Group 1: 5:00 to 6:10 pm

Group 2: 6:25 to 7:30 pm

Group 3: 6:25 to 8:00 pm (Off ice training starts at 6:00 pm)

  • Saturdays:

Group1: 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Group 2: 4:15 to 5:15 pm

Group 3: 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Try It Sessions

Beginning skaters usually skate in the first session of the day, with subsequent sessions having faster skaters as designated by the coaches.

You do not have to be a Burnaby resident to skate with us. We also offer an Introduction to Speed Skating program that will run over three consecutive Saturdays (from 3:00-4:00 pm). Please see 2018-2019 schedule below:

Try it session #1 September 15, 22 & 29

Try it session #2 October 20, 27 & November 3

Try it session #3 November 17, 24 Dec. 1st

Try it session #4 January 19, 25 and Feb 2nd

Try it session # 5 February 9, 16 & 23

For more information, download our Introduction to Speed Skating, see the Programs page or email bbyspeedskating@gmail.com. Be sure to contact the club well before your planned start date so that we can help with arranging any equipment beforehand and you get the maximum time on the ice.


Kensington Park Arena, 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby



We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia