Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club relies on adult volunteering and fundraising generated through several yearly events to make our Club work for our skaters. These activities are in place to help us keep our sport affordable for all families.
Information on Volunteer Expectations are here. For information on Fundraising see: Fundraising and Support pages. We raise funds through FundScrip! Learn more about how your everyday purchases can Support our Club!
Title Sponsors and Club Timers: The Red Deer Central Lions!
The Red Deer Central Lions have been our Title Sponsor since 1953! They have supported us with monetary donations each year and with their time -- the Lions volunteer each year at our Meets as Timers. We cannot thank them enough for their continued support!
In 2019, the Red Deer Central Lions were the Speed Skating Canada Sport Champion Award Partner of the Year!
Please Note: For 2020-2021, additional volunteering may be required due to AHS, AASSA, and Club guidelines for Return to Sport during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Group 1 Mat Set-Up: for every practice session, all Group 1 Adults and any Group 2 Assistant Coaches (who help with Group 1) are expected to be on the ice to help set-up the mats. Group 1 Skaters cannot be on the ice until the mats are in position. The more adults who help with this, the faster the skaters are on the ice. Group 1 Adults, please arrive early enough that your skater is ready to go and can be waiting in the box while adults are on the ice setting up mats. Mat set-up starts as soon as the ice re-surfacer is off the ice (between 5:35pm and 5:45pm).
Summary of Costs to Families for Volunteering