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!

Burnaby Speed Skating and the speed skating community received sad news;

Agatha Vanderstarre, Ariana's mother, passed away Thursday, March 25.


Agatha was once described as the heart and soul of the Burnaby club, keeping it alive through some very challenging times. Serving on the executive for years, she was always quick to welcome new skaters to the club with her wonderful smile, providing encouragement and support for everyone. Agatha also served as a role model for all of us with her love of skating. She competed into her eighties, setting record after record in both long track and short track, travelling around the province and across the country in an era when most long track meets took place on outdoor ovals, often in bitter cold and wind. She just loved to skate! Of course, her two favorite skaters were her daughter, Ariana, and her grandson, Teunis. Her love for them shone brightly.


Agatha was a remarkable woman, possessing an inspiring 'joie de vivre' and an unswerving courage to push boundaries. The entire Burnaby club offers deepest condolences to Ariana, Teunis and the entire family in this difficult time.


Regards,

BBY Exec.

Ice Times

The 2020-2021 season kicks off with the first ice session on September 12, 2020.

Returning skaters: Register for the 2020-2021 Season

Starting on September 12, our ice times are:

Tuesday Mornings:

  • Mats on 6:15am

  • Session 6:30-7:30am

  • Mats off 7:30-7:45am

Wednesdays:

  • Mats on 4:45pm

  • "Laces" 5:00-5:45pm

  • "Boots" 6:00-6:45pm

  • "Blades" 7:15-8:15pm

  • Mats off 8:15-8:30pm

Saturdays: (Only 2 groups skate on Saturdays. The 3 groups alternate every Saturday. Check Team App for schedule.)

  • Mats on 2:30pm

  • 1st Session 2:45-3:45pm

  • 2nd Session 4:15-5:15pm

  • Mats off 5:15-5:30pm















Try It Sessions

Due to the limited number of skaters allowed on ice this season, Try-it sessions will be schduled when possible.

Please submit a request by email at bbyspeedskating@gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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 when we have a spot available.

Location

Kensington Park Arena, 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby

Contact

bbyspeedskating@gmail.com

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia