The Connecticut Speedskating Club is pleased to host sessions at The Rinks for skaters of all ages and skill levels. The skaters are divided by age and skill levels, enabling beginners to feel less intimidated and more skilled skaters to be challenged. Our speed skating program features:
First trial session is FREE
Instruction by Connecticut Speedskating Association coaching staff included in fee
Weekly sessions focus on proper skating technique, power and speed. Speedskating is also an excellent cross-training activity for many sports, including figure and hockey skating, running, cycling, etc.
Equipment Requirements: Speed Skates (hockey/figure skates ok for beginners), helmet, gloves (leather or cut resistant), neck guard (hockey neck guard is fine), long sleeved shirt/jacket, long pants (tights/sweatpants). Knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.
Safety and Insurance: We are OBSESSED with safety. No one is allowed on the ice without the proper equipment. All skaters must join US Speedskating Trial Membership ($10) and our regional association-MASA (Free for the first year) before stepping on the ice.