Registration BBQ

13th Annual Registration Pizza Party & Skate Fitting is happening on Saturday September 10th! Come join us at 11 Hilltop Place in Dundas. You can park at Sanctuary Park Lot, and walk down the trail. Enter the back of the property at trail marker #3.

Returning and new skaters and their family members are welcome!

  • New skaters should arrive at 4:00 p.m.
  • Returning senior skaters are asked to arrive at 2:30 p.m. with their skates from last season.

Things to remember:

  1. Dress accordingly ; we will be outside.
  2. Don’t forget your “skating socks” if you are being fitted for skates.
  3. Bring a chair
  4. If you wish, bring a shareable dessert. Pizza, drinks and freezies will be provided.
  5. Skating registrations can be completed at the registration gathering on Saturday.
    Payment by e-transfer is preferred: (

This is a great opportunity to meet other skaters and their families. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Think speed skating might be for you? It is!

Speed skating is an incredible sport! It involves pure individual racing competition requiring skill, determination, strategy, and stamina in a warm atmosphere of respect and camaraderie; an excellent environment for developing young people’s personal character. Check out the Skater Info tab to learn more.

Speed skating is for you and we would love to skate with you this season! Check out the Registration tab for this season’s schedule, registration links and registration form.

Health & Safety Information

The health and safety of our skaters and families is critically important. To keep up to date on all health and safety information (including concussion protocols and resources, as well as updated COVID requirements), please access the Health & Safety tab.

Speed skaters, from a variety of teams, practicing.

Spring 2022 Skating Schedule

Just a few dates left.

Spring Skating Sessions resumed on Sunday April 24th. Times will follow our regular season ice schedule. (2021-2022 schedule)

The Remaining sessions as of this post are as follows.

Wednesday April 27th
Thursday April 28th
Sunday May 1
Wednesday May 4
Thursday May 5
Sunday May 8
Wednesday May 11
Thursday May 12

If you have not paid for your sessions :
Drop- In Fee : $35.00

Wednesdays : First Hour Session : $75.00
                        Second Hour Session : $90.00

Thursdays : $ 75.00

Sundays: $120.00

Fees are based on the length of each ice session.

If you skate more than one session, please add your fees together and e-transfer payment to:

If you have any questions regarding fees / payments / Covid Shutdown Credit , please email our Treasuer, Robin @
Parents, please remember that everyone is asked to help putting mats on and taking mats off the ice at the beginning and end of each session.
 Thank you.

Speed skaters, from a variety of teams, practicing.

Loved Speed Skating in the Olympics! Try it in Hamilton. #hamont

The Hamilton Speed Skating and Golden Horseshoe Speed Skating clubs offer an opportunity to participate in the exciting sport speed skating. Our youth oriented program currently operates out of the Chedoke Arena in Hamilton, Ontario.

The club is offering a “Try Speed Skating” package to interested youth following the Olympics. The 4 skating sessions in February and March 2022, subject to demand, will take place over a 2 week period on Wednesday at 5:30pm and Thursday at 4:30 pm. (Older may be scheduled 1 hour later on each day). If you missed this opportunity and want to join speed skating contact our club by email. Our regular season runs from September to March and registrations/skate fittings typically occur in late August or early September.

See Registration Information

Try Speed Skating Details

  • Cost: $58.17 ($40 club fee includes skate rental + mandatory OSSA fee)
  • When: For 2 consecutive weeks – Wed at 5:30, Thurs at 4:30
  • Dates: Starting as early as Feb 23, 2022 – Contact the club for available dates
  • Experience: Participants in Try Speed Skating Sessions should have prior skating experience to best experience the sport.
  • Required Equipment
    • CSA approved helmet (ex. Multi-sport, hockey, bicycle) is required
    • Gloves – Thick winter gloves or cut-proof are required.
    • Speed Skates – Rental are provided by the club (European size format)
    • Warm athletic cloths (layers work best, track pants/snow pants, sweater/jacket)
    • Optional – Knee pads (volley ball or similar knee pads are recommended)
    • Additional equipment can be found on our equipment page.
  • Email us if you have additional questions or to sign up a trial session.

Our coaches are certified and have developed a program that is fun and engaging for young skaters and proven effective for elite athlete training. Our Try Speed Skating program is equally ideal for youth skaters with with limited experience as it is for those high level of comfort on skates. Speed skates offers a different experience than other skates (hockey, inline, figure skates), however those comfortable with other skating techniques are often quick to adapt to the speed and differences in technique.

Skaters that stay in the sport will have an opportunity to participate in meets that occur throughout the regular season (Sept-March). The meets are a great opportunity for skaters to challenge themselves and strive for personal best times. Speed Skating in Ontario is a highly inclusive sport which is run by dedicated volunteers. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to us.

Registration BBQ for New and Returning Skaters

Your speed skating community has worked with the City of Hamilton to co-ordinate skating starting in October 2021. We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID and will work within the guidelines established by Public Health and the city to ensure a safe and exciting season for all of our skaters.

Our Annual Registration BBQ will be held on Saturday October 2nd at 3:30 p.m
11 Hilltop Place, Dundas.
Returning members are asked to come, with their skates, at 2:30).

For our new members, this BBQ is an opportunity to register for skating, have your skates fitted, have your questions answered and meet coaches and team members. Plan to attend ! (Bring socks that you would wear inside your skates.) More information about the BBQ will follow.

The HSSC and GHSSC have 3 ways to participate this

  • New or Interested Skaters can TRY SPEED SKATING (see below for details before proceeding to register)
  • Returning skaters (and those that were hooked after their try speed skating sessions)
  • Guest skaters (for those registered with another OSS club)

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This season we are offering a 4 session “Try Speed Skating” opportunity. Skaters will skate twice per week for a total of 4 sessions. (October 13 & 14, October 19 & 20). The “Try Speed Skating” fee includes ice sessions and skate rental. When the skater decides to continue skating for the remainder of the season, the full season fee will be prorated to reflect the fee paid for the “Try Speed Skating” sessions.

For our new members, this BBQ/registration is an opportunity to register for skating, have your skates fitted, have your questions answered and meet coaches and team members. For new members, our Annual Registration BBQ will be held on Saturday October 2nd at 3:30 p.m, 11 Hilltop Place, Dundas. Plan to attend and bring socks you would wear inside your skates (More information to follow)

If you have more questions please contact for information and details and on how to join the exciting world of speed skating.

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Our Annual Registration BBQ will be held on Saturday October 2nd at 3:30 p.m (skate fitting at 2:30)
11 Hilltop Place, Dundas….More information to follow

The Sherman Arena is not opening for the start of the season and therefore we are offering a maximum of two sessions per week to our skaters. These sessions will take place, as per usual, at Chedoke Arena, Wednesdays (5:00 to 8:00) and Thursdays (4:30 to 6:45)

  • To help with planning, beginner / novice skaters generally skate the first hour of each session.

If Sherman Arena opens in January (as proposed), skaters who wish to skate extra sessions at Sherman, can pay for additional ice sessions at that time.

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HSSC is offering guest skating this season.
The full season fee is $475.00 or $25.00 per session by e-transfer to :
email for more details and to obtain a payment password.

Please complete the HSSC/GHSSC registration, ensure your OSSA/SCC registration is complete
All guest skaters must follow the City of Hamilton / HSSC Covid protocols including completion of the Covid screening prior to attending practices.

Register Now

Sara Hannon makes 2022 Special Olympics Training Squad

The 2022 Special Olympics Trainings Squad has just been announced and Hamilton Speed Skating’s Sara Hannon has made the list. We are all very excited for Sara as she builds on her successes that led her to represent Team Ontario in Thunder Bay in 2020. As part of the training squad, Sara will have the potential to represent Canada in the 2022 games in Russia


See the full announcement on the Special Olympics Team Canada website

Helping Sara along the way will be coach Mike Murray, who is be assisting the team in the role of the Ontario Provincial Training Coach.

Dry Land Training 2020 – Starts August 10

Having entered Stage 3 in the Province’s Covid-19 protocol, and being able to assemble in larger groups, we are looking forward to seeing each of you again at our outdoor, dryland training sessions.  These sessions are offered free of charge and facilitated by Coach Mike. These dryland sessions offer our athletes the opportunity to train in preparation for our upcoming speed skating season.

You are encouraged to return/exchange skates at this session if you are attending.

When: Mondays (next session confirmed for October 5, 2020)
Where: Sanctuary Park, Dundas
Time: 6:00 pm (90 minute session)

When: TBD

In keeping with OSSA Return To Sport Protocol, and Health Department advisories, there are a few extra steps that need to be taken before each athlete can participate in our group, outdoor, dryland sessions. 

Each attendee must perform the before attending your first session:

1. OSSA Concussion Code of Conduct – please complete for EACH participant and return by email.
2. OSSA Acknowledgement…Assumption of Risk Regarding Covid-19 – please complete for EACH participant and return by email.
3. HSSC Dryland Training Information Document – Review the new HSSC protocols that align with OSSA Return To Sport Protocol
4. HSSC Dryland Training Checklist – Review the dryland training checklist

Each attendee must also complete a health screening form before each session:

5. Health Screening Form – Anyone arriving at a session (athlete, parent, volunteer) must perform a health screening and complete a health screening questionnaire. The form MUST be completed by 4:00 the day of an afternoon dryland activity and by 7:00 p.m. the night prior to an early morning activity (i.e. cycling) 

Participants will also be screened upon arrival to the activity. Any participant who exhibits symptoms will not be able to participate in the training.

We know these new steps seem like a lot, but the new policies have been put in place to ensure all skaters and their families can remain safe as we begin to reopen and resume training. Taking appropriate measures such as wearing face coverings and maintaining social distance are key to keeping everyone healthy.

We look forward to seeing each of you out for some summer training. (Because the protocols require that a parent remain on site with each participant, be sure to wear YOUR workout gear and benefit from this opportunity for a fun fitness session !!)

Additional details and session dates will be provided by email.

As always, if you have any questions, please send us an email.
Start of the Season

Start of the Season is here!

Modified Schedule for September 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic arenas across the province has approved the opening of arenas that have implemented revised policies and cleaning procedures.  These changes have impacted the available ice times for all ice user groups.  Our club will be offering the following revised schedule as of September 2020.

Register Now – Registration forms will be available shortly.

Chedoke Arena

  • Wednesday – 4:00-5:00pm and 5:30-6:30pm – Starting September 30, 2020
  • Thursday – 4:00-5:00pm and 5:30-6:30pm – Starting October 1, 2020

F.H. Sherman Arena – Closed

The club is continuing to work with officials to facilitate a return to skating for for the 2020/2021 season.  Please be patient as we coordinate a fun and safe schedule for our skaters.

New for 2020-2021

The club has implemented a new Covid policy to comply with the requirements of OSSA and the province.  HSSC/GHSSC policies and requirements for the skating season are available here or through the link at the top of the page.