Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I swap skates for a different size throughout the year?

Anwer: Yes, just ask coach Mike Murray – we don’t want painful/uncomfortable feet.

Question: Is it a requirement that I skate at competitions?

Anwer: No, it is not. Some skaters simply enjoy just coming out to practices for the exercise and comradery.  For skaters new to the sport and not sure if they want to race, a good way to get some exposure to racing is at our annual Christmas party/pot luck.  At this time we get together to celebrate the upcoming holidays but also have an informal “mini-meet” amongst our own club members where newcomers get exposed to what a meet would be like in a non-intimidating environment.

Question: What happens if I miss a practice – can I make it up at another equivalent session through the week?

Anwer: You can, but please provide notice prior to attending practice to ensure adequate coaching for the number of skaters

Question: If I register and then decide I want to add more sessions (i.e. change from once/week to twice/week) when and how can I do that?

Anwer: An extra session can be added during the season. Your fee will be prorated depending on the point in the season.

Question:  My child isn’t as fast as I thought s/he’d be. How long does it take to see improvement?

Anwer: Like anything, the more exposure one as to an activity, the more time one has to practice. We recommend skating at least twice/week.  Also, different ages develop at different rates.  Practice and exposure are key.

Question: What forms of payment do you accept?

Anwer: Cash, Cheque or E-Transfer to hamiltonspeedskating@gmail.com

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