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CONTACT US

To contact us, please just drop by on one of our Skate Times call:
Mark O’Donnell – Club President: 647-401-1189 or email us at oakvillespeedskating@gmail.com

ABOUT THE OAKVILLE SPEED SKATING CLUB

The Oakville Speed Skating Club began as a Town of Oakville Park and Recreation Program in the 1994-1995 winter season.  Originally, the Club had only 20 members, one hour of ice per week, very old speed skates on loan from the Ontario Speed Skating Association, and no safety mats. A few years later, the Club became an independent short-track speed skating program.

Today the Oakville Speed Skating Club has developed into one of the largest and most successful and truly affordable Recreational and Competitive Clubs in Canada, with over 120 skaters, ranging in age from 5 to 75. The Club currently has access to 12 full hours of Town of Oakville ice per week.  A large inventory of specialized rental speed skates has been assembled by the Club over the years for the use of its members.

The Club offers 3 diverse and very affordable cost effective programs:  Recreational, Competitive and an Adult Program with integrated Special Olympians being part of our Programs. The Club’s home rink is at the River Oaks Community Centre on an Olympic size ice surface.

Our Club is proudly run entirely by Volunteers, from our Club Executives to Skilled, Certified Coaches, who dedicate countless hours towards our members. We are also fortunate to have the support of our Sponsors and the co-operation of the Town of Oakville.  No Oakville Club Skaters are ever asked to Pay for Coaching.

Personal Bests are always the focus of the Club and not placements in any given race.  The Club is extra proud to have fostered several Provincial Champions, Ontario Record Holders, Ontario Winter Games Record Holders and Short Track World Cup Competitiors.  On a yearly basis the Club’s skaters have dominant performances and secure terrific results. See our Success Page for more of our Members Accomplishments.

We strongly encourage respect and appreciation for fellow skaters, coaches, executives, parents, and all Club members.   All of our members are equally important to the Club, from the beginner to the Provincial Champion.

ABOUT OUR SPEED SKATING PROGRAMS:

Recreational Program:

In this Program, children continue learning the basics of speed skating with the emphasis on perfecting their technique and confidence.  Members in this program occasionally compete at age/ability appropriate Meets.

Competitive Program:

This Program is offered by the Club for children who wish to fine tune their speed skating skills and take it to the next levels. Children in this Program participate in a wide variety of Meets.  The Club can accommodate approximately 60 skaters in this Program.

Adult Program:

The Club offers this Program so adults can also experience, learn, and enjoy the sport of speed skating. Certain of the adults who skate in this Program also chose to compete at certain Meets.

MEET OUR CLUB EXECUTIVE, COACHES, AND VOLUNTEERS:

The Club is very proud of its Excellent Coaching Staff, its Executive, and all of its many Volunteers. Read more about these people on the Coaches page.