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Program Description Fee Start Date End Date
Advance Skaters

The Advanced group program is a more intensive program for older skaters. All skaters must have the permission of the coaching staff to participate. Advancement of skaters to and through programs before they have developed sufficient technical skills can impede the development of the skaters and create unsafe situations. Given the higher speeds in the Advanced group practices, safety is a particular concern. The profile of the registered skaters may result in changes to the requirements or time standards for advancement from year to year. Skaters wishing to participate in this program are expected to be interested in competition, committed to training, and have the technical skills, the speed and maturity (social, emotional, and athletic) to safely participate in the practices and enjoy the extra work-load associated with these practices. In general, skaters must be twelve to participate in this group. All skaters in this group must understand and respect all aspects of track safety. Skaters must be able to skate safely and effectively in a group on the track. Skaters in the Advanced group maybe eligible to participate in meets that the Club attends.

Please note the Athlete Code & Parental Code of Conduct will need to be submitted to the coaching staff prior to skaters being eligible to participate in ice sessions as well as all fees must be paid in full.

400.00 2017-08-01 2018-04-07
Advance Skaters-Out of Territory

This program is for Nunavut Skaters who still maintain Nunavut Residency but are in school in the South.  These skaters will register in this category to be eligible for major games.

Please note the Athlete Code & Parental Code of Conduct will need to be submitted to the coaching staff prior to skaters being eligible to participate in ice sessions as well as all fees must be paid in full.

40.00 2017-08-01 2018-04-07
Developmental

This program has been designed with long term athlete development in mind to make the transition from the Intermediate Program to Advanced Program easier both physically and sport-emotionally. This program will give the developing athlete the resources and athlete life training needing to make the transition from program to program.  This training has been designed to cultivate you as an athlete at the appropriate level of your ability and give you the opportunity to advance in the sport of speed skating. The Development program requires a commitment in time and effort on your part. Attendance and participation at practices both on and off ice is expected. Where opportunities exist these athletes maybe invited to attend competitive sanctioned events.

As part of this program it is expected that athletes arrive 20 minutes before practice to properly warm up and get training gear, come prepared to practice with appropriate training clothing and necessary gear for training ie. full water bottle, running shoes, all required safety gear for on ice.  Athletes must possess a positive team attitude that adheres to the athlete’s code of conduct.

Please note the Athlete Code & Parental Code of Conduct will need to be submitted to the coaching staff prior to skaters being eligible to participate in ice sessions as well as all fees must be paid in full.

400.00 2017-08-01 2018-04-07
Intermediate Skaters

The Intermediate Speed Skating program starts to introduce more of the competitive aspects of speed skating, such as passing and tactics, and aims to refine the basic speed skating skills of less experienced skaters. Skaters should be 8 years of age, be able to skate cross-overs on the corners, stop effectively, understand track safety.  Skaters in this group must be on long blades.  Skaters in this group are eligible to participate in all local meets held by the club.

Please note the attached Athlete Code & Parental Code of Conduct will need to be submitted to the coaching staff prior to skaters being eligible to participate in ice sessions as well as all fees must be paid in full.

300.00 2017-08-01 2018-04-07
Learn to Speed Skate

The Learn to Speed Skate Program is aimed at skaters who have basic skating skills but want to improve their skills and learn the sport of speed skating. Skaters 5 years and up who have attained the appropriate skill level may participate in this program. Skaters may use hockey skates in Learn to Speed Skate, but it is recommended that they use long blades. We recommend that Learn to Speed Skate skaters participate in Club Fun Meets.

This program is consist of Eight One Hour skating sessions and will begin mid October at the Arctic Winter Games Arena.

Please note the attached Athlete Code & Parental Code of Conduct will need to be submitted to the coaching staff prior to skaters being eligible to participate in ice sessions as well as all fees must be paid in full.

200.00 2017-08-01 2018-04-07
Recreational

NSSA recognizes that some skaters like to skate but are not interested in competing. We offer recreational skating opportunities for skaters 12 years of age and up within our other skating groups based on the recreational skater’s age and ability. These recreational skaters will be registered with Speed Skating Canada as “participant” skaters and will not be eligible to participate in out of town meets. They may participate in local Club events. All recreational skaters must use long blades and have full protective equipment.  Skaters who wish to register in the recreational program will receive two hours of ice time per week, with times and group(s) to be determined by the coaching staff in consultation with the skater / parents. 

300.00 2017-08-01 2018-04-07