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.

In 2018 the Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary!


Speed Skate Sharpening Guideline is available to view HERE!

- courtesy of Vancouver Speed Skating Club

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the guideline. Click here to download.

Ice Times

The 2019-2020 season kicks off with the first ice session on September 7, 2019 and Introduction to Speed Skating sessions start on September 14, 2019.

Returning skaters: don't forget to Register for the 2019-2020 Season

Starting on September 7, 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 2019-2020 schedule below:

Try it session #1 September 14, 21 & 28 + Racing in the Burnaby Mini-meet October 5

Try it session #2 October 26, November 2 & 9

Try it session #3 T.B.C.

Try it session #4 T. B. C.

Try it session # 5 T. B. C.

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