Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club 

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Speed Skating                         


Learn to Fly On Ice!  

Registration for Speed Skating


Online Registration for the 2019-2020 Season is now available! Register now! 


Returning Members: You can Register Online now using your Family Account Login from last year (email me if you have questions). Your Family Account should have all family members affiliated with it. Please do not create new member profiles if you are a returning member (as this will create duplicate records). 


New Members:  If you are new, you can create a Family Account and create Profiles for you and your Skaters. 


Information and Resources:

Direct Link to Registration: https://affiliation.speedskating.ca/form#

Red Deer Registration Guide (Updated): 2019 Registration Guide (with Images)


Skate Pick-Up Night & 1st Night of Skating


  • Join us on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 for our Skate Pick-Up Night (6:30pm-8:30pm uptairs at the Kinex Arena). In Person Online Registration will also be available on September 17th. 

  • Skating starts Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Kinex Arena.

Open Try-It Nights: Not sure if Speed Skating is right for you? Come out and try for free!  

2019-2020 Open Try Nights: Any Tuesday or Thursday from October to March. Fill out our online form to register for an Open Skate Night and a member of the Executive will contact you. Questions? Email: rdspeedskating@gmail.com

Note: A Three-Week Trial Period is available for new Club Members upon Registration. 

Skates and Damage Deposits

  • Full Year Skate Rental: $150.00/skater (included in online registration and fees, below)
  • 1/2 Year Skate Rental (Oct-Dec): $75.00 (included in online registration and fees, below)
  • New Damage Deposits: 2 undated cheques for $125.00 each are submitted to the Club for each skater during the on site Registration and Skate Pick-Up Night.
    • New cheques will be collected from all new and returning families
    • 2 cheques per skater: 1 for Skate Damage Deposit and 1 for Skin Damage Deposit
    • Cheques must be dated for 1 May 2020

Registration Categories and Fees for 2019-2020 Season (Updated 25 July 2019)

Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club uses the Speed Skating Canada Online Registration System (MAS) for Club Registrations. All registrations and payments are completed online. A transaction fee is applied to all payments. Online Registration will open in August. 

Skate Pick-up & Registration Night (supported, in person, online registration and skate pick-up) is September 17, 2019, in the Kinex Arena (6:30-8:30pm, upstairs). 

Membership
Alberta Speed Skating and Speed Skating Canada have updated their Membership Categories and Fees. All speed skaters in Canada must register with a Club affiliated with a provincial organization and Speed Skating Canada. Fees are based on the level of skating (e.g. Elite, Competitive, Participant). All adults/volunteers must also register as an Associate Member. Membership categories and fees for 2019-2020 on Alberta Speed Skating: SSC and AASSA Fees 2019-2020.

Associate and Affiliate Members

Adult Associate Member / Coach / Officials
(Adults/Parents/Guardians/Volunteers)

All adults in a family are expected to volunteer to support the Club. All adults in a family (parents, guardians, caregivers) who volunteer in any capacity (for example, Club Meets, set-up / removal of practice mats, as Coaches, or as Alberta Speed Skating Officials) must register as Associate Members for insurance. 


An Associate Member is a member of a Canadian speed skating club who contributes as a coach, official, volunteer or parent who does not participate as a skating member. We do not charge a Club Fee for these roles.

Adult Associate Registration Fee: $21.00 (+ MAS Fee)

 

Elite, Affiliated Skaters


A skater who participates in sanctioned international and / or national competitions, namely SSC National Championships (age, junior, senior), Canada Cups, North American, Canada Winter Games and selection in Canada. Skaters in this category do not train in Red Deer with the Club, but are Affiliated with the Red Deer Club. Only the AASSA/SSC Fee is charged for this membership.


Elite, Affiliated Skater Registration Fee: $160.00 (+MAS Fee)


Please note, Club skaters who qualify for National events (e.g. Age Class) will be upgraded from Competitive to Elite and have the difference in AASSA/SSC Fee applied to their account. 

Learn to Speed Skate

Introductory Learn to Speed Skate With Speed Skates (Non-Competitive; October - December)


Want to try speedskating? Want to try on Speed Skates? Learn to Fly on Ice with us! 


Skaters in this program must be able to skate (unassisted around a hockey rink).


This is a Learn to Speed Skate program that integrates young skaters who are new to Speed Skating into our youngest speed skating group. Skaters in this program will skate with Group 1 once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from October through December (on-ice time: 5:45pm).  Skaters in this category or not eligible to attend Meets.


This is an Introductory Learn to Speed Skate Program and includes Speed Skate rental. 


Fees for the Intro Fall Session include: 


$ 16.00 (AASSA/SSC Introductory Category)
$ 200.00 (Club Fees: Coaching and Ice Time)
$ 75.00 (Short Track Speed Skate Rental)


Total Fees = $291.00 (+MAS Fee)


 

Introductory Learn to Speed Skate Without Speed Skates (Non-Competitive; October - December)


Want to try speedskating? Want to try on your own Hockey Skates? Learn to Fly on Ice with us!


Skaters in this program must be able to skate (unassisted around a hockey rink).


This is a Learn to Speed Skate program that integrates young skaters who are new to Speed Skating into our youngest speed skating group. Skaters in this program will skate with Group 1 once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from October through December (on-ice time: 5:45pm).  Skaters in this category or not eligible to attend Meets.


This is an Introductory Learn to Speed Skate Program and does not include Speed Skate rental -- skaters in this program must bring their own skates (recreational, hockey, or figure skates). 


Fees for the Intro Fall Session include: 


$ 16.00 (AASSA/SSC Introductory Category)
$ 200.00 (Club Fees: Coaching and Ice Time)

$ 0.00 (Speed Skate Rental Not Included; Skater provides own hockey skates)


Total Fees = $216.00 (+MAS Fee)


Youth Competitive, Recreational, &Adult Skating 

1 Night a Week (October - March)


For skaters who wish to skate 1 Night a Week as a recreational or competitive skater. 


Skaters will be placed based on their level at the end of last season. New skaters will start with Group 1 (5:45pm on ice time) and be evaluated by the coaches for placement. Families may choose either Tuesday or Thursday. 


This program includes rental of one short track set of speed skates needed for most competitions and practices. Higher level athletes may need to purchase additional equipment. 


Fees for the Season (October through March) for 1 Night a Week (Short Track and Long Track) include:


$ 110.00 (AASSA/SSC Competitive Category; $90.00 for Participant)
$ 230.00 (Club Fees: Coaching and Ice Time)
$ 150.00 (Short Track Speed Skate Rental)

Total Fees (Competitive) = $490.00 (+MAS Fee)

Total Fees (Participant) = $470.00 (+MAS Fee)



All Club Skaters are encouraged to participate in Alberta Speed Skating sanctioned local meets (Red Deer Club Meets in November and January) as a fun, learning experience for kids of all ages. For families who do not wish to skate in any meets, Participant (non-competitive) categories are available. 


3 Nights a Week (October-March)


Limited to high-level Group 2 Skaters who wish to focus on skill development for competition, this program will run 3 Nights a Week (T/W/Th). This program includes rental of one short track set of speed skates needed for most competitions and practices. Higher level athletes may need to purchase additional equipment. 


Fees for 3 Nights a Week Full Season include:


$ 110.00 (AASSA/SSC Competitive Category; $160.00 for Elite Skaters)
$ 655.00 (Club Fees: Coaching and Ice Time)
$ 150.00 (Short Track Speed Skate Rental)

Total Fees (Competitive) = $915.00 (+MAS Fee)
Total Fees (Elite) = $965.00 (+MAS Fee)


Note: Competitive Skaters who qualify to attend National events such as CanWest and CACLT will be upgraded to Elite and additional AASSA/SSC fees will be applied to their membership (the difference in fees of $50.00)


Note: This program requires 10 skaters to run. Should there be insufficient numbers for this program, skaters will be moved into the 2 Nights program and refunded the difference in fees. 


 

2 Nights a Week (October-March)


For skaters who wish to skate 2 Nights a Week as a recreational or competitive skater. 


New skaters will be placed based on their level at the end of last season. New skaters will start with Group 1 (5:45pm on ice time) and be evaluated by the coaches for placement. Skaters will practice both Tuesday and Thursday each week.  


This program includes rental of one short track set of speed skates needed for most competitions and practices. Higher level athletes may need to purchase additional equipment. 


Fees for the Full Season (October through March) for 2 Nights a Week (Short Track and Long Track) include:


$ 110.00 (AASSA/SSC Competitive Category; $90.00 for Participant)
$ 455.00 (Club Fees: Coaching and Ice Time)
$ 150.00 (Short Track Speed Skate Rental)

Total Fees (Competitive) = $715.00 (+MAS Fee)
Total Fees (Participant) = $695.00 (+MAS Fee)


All Club Skaters are encouraged to participate in Alberta Speed Skating sanctioned local meets in Red Deer. 


Note: Competitive Skaters who qualify to attend National events such as CanWest and CACLT will be upgraded to Elite and additional AASSA/SSC fees will be applied to their membership (the difference in fees of $50.00).

Adult/Masters Skater (October-March)


Aimed at Adult and/or Masters Skaters who wish to skate Short and/or Long Track with the Club. This program provides affiliation with the Club and AASSA/SSC at the recreational (Participant) level. 


Please contact the Registrar (RDSpeedSkating@gmail.com) to discuss levels of AASSA/SSC Categories if you wish to compete in sanctioned AASSA events for Masters.  


Masters will skate with Group 2 (unlimited short and long track). New adult skaters may skate with Group 1 or Group 2 depending on ability and coach's discretion. 


Adult Skater / Masters Fees include:


$ 60.00 (AASSA/SSC Participant Category)
$ 200.00 (Club Fees: Coaching and Ice Time)

Total Fees = $260.00 (+MAS Fee) + Speed Skate Rentals if needed

 

Additional programs may be added as needed within the registration system.