Introduction to Speedskating
For $40.00, you can skate three Saturday sessions (3:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The fee includes the use of club speed skates. We ask that you bring along as many items of safety equipment as possible. The safety equipment that each skater must wear on the ice is a helmet, protective eye wear, leather or strong gloves, neck guard with bib, shin guards, and knee pads. We do have a limited amount of safety equipment that can be borrowed from the club at no cost. A CSA approved helmet for ice/snow (hockey or snowboarding) is recommended.
Be sure to contact the club well before your planned start date so that we can help with arranging any equipment beforehand to maximize your time on the ice.
This document gives more information about speedskating with Burnaby Speedskating Club.
Drop-in (anytime in the season)
You can drop-in to skate any day. Ice time depends on the group you are in. Contact the club by email to discuss details.
Throughout the season Burnaby Speed Skating Club members can participate in a number of meets hosted by other clubs. Dates are always posted in the Calendar and Registration information is available 2-3 weeks upfront. Entry fees vary by age group. Our club also organizes a Mini Meet in October to better prepare our skaters for Annual Burnaby Interclub hosted in January. Participation in these meets is free for Burnaby members, and eligible skaters are highly encouraged to attend.
We offer programs based on your level of commitment. See the links below for more detail.
The fee is structured in components. Please examine each component below to determine the total fee for the skater using this formula:
Total fee = Association dues (1 of) + Club (All of) + Equipment (if any)
For a skater who skates competitively, full time and rents skates and has two parent associates, the maximum fee is $700 for the 2019/2020 Season. There may be deductions as follows:
Association dues (British Columbia Speed Skating Association (BCSSA) and Speed Skate Canada (SSC)
There is a deduction of $40 for adult skaters who are non-racing participants. Almost all skaters will register in the Competitive category. It is BSSC policy that parents/guardians of underage skaters register with BCSSA/SSC as Associates. There are a maximum of two associate fees per family, so if two or more children register, then there is a deduction of associate fees ($25 per associate) for each child after the first one. Adult skaters do not need to pay any associate fees, so there is a deduction of $50 for adult skaters.
Part time skaters receive a deduction of $100. There are also family credits of $25 for the second family member from the same address and $35 for the third family member from the same address.
Skate rental -- $120
Boots only -- $60
Blades only -- $60
In addition, two deposit cheques are required. These are post dated to April 1, 2018 and returned when skates are turned in or volunteer commitments met.
Volunteer deposit -- $100 per family residing at the same address
Equipment deposit -- $500 per pair of skates rented ($250 if only one of boots or blades rented)
If you have any questions about fees, feel free to email us at email@example.com