Preseason Ice – September 2019

In preparation for the first competition of the season we have secured preseason ice at Chedoke.

The intent of this ice time is to prepare skaters for the OSSA Invitational Meet, September 14th & 15th – at the Chedoke area in HAMILTON), .

Returning skaters (11 years +) who are interested in competing in the Elite Series for the 2019-20 season are offered the following sessions.

Cost :
$345.00 for 23 hours of ice
$20.00 per hourTuesday September 3                                     5:30-7:00 p.m.  (1.5)
Wednesday September 4th                             6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (2)
Thursday September 5th                                 4:30-6:30 p.m. (2)
Saturday September 7th                                  9:00-11:00 a.m. (2)
Sunday September 8th                                    9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (2)

Tuesday September 10th                                 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (1.5)
Wednesday September 11th                           6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (2)
Thursday September 12th                               4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (2)

Wednesday September 18th                           6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (2)
Thursday September 19th                               4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (2)

Wednesday September 25th                          6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (2)
Thursday September 26th                              4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (2)

For returning skaters (not interested or eligible to skate in the Elite Series) who are interested in some preseason ice skating opportunities :

COST = $120     ( 6 hours of ice time )

Wednesday September 4th                            5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 11th                          5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday  September 18th                         5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 25th                          5:00 – 6:30 p.m.


All skaters must have the following personal protective equipment. However, there are exceptions for participants in the Introduction-to-Speed-Skating and Learn to Skate programs who only require head, hand, shin and knee protection.

Speed Skating EquipmentIf you would like to print this list, please download it here: Speed Skating Equipment.


Most of these items can be purchased at a local sporting goods store. However, there are some (e.g. Kevlar ankle protection, certified helmet for competition, hard skate guards) that you may need to purchase with help from the club. We typically take orders at the beginning of the season so take advantage.  Also, suppliers often set up tables at meets where you can purchase many of these items.

Skate Rental Program

Coach Mike Murray has a large inventory of club speed skates, and rents them for the season to members. Whether you have rented a pair of the Club’s speed skates or you have purchased your own, they are an expensive piece of equipment that you rely on to skate your best.