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The Glen Ellyn Speedskating Club is the LARGEST speedskating club in the country and is the two-time defending National Club Champion in Long Track as well as the defending National Club Champion in Short Track
The Glen Ellyn Speedskating Club includes skaters of all ages, abilities, and interest levels: From recreational skaters who enjoy the cardio workout and club environment to skaters who have Olympic and World Team aspirations. This past year the Members of the club include 4 Junior World Team members, numerous National Champions (in all age groups), and numerous skaters who are ranked in the top 10 in the country for their age groups.
Want to join the fun? Register for one of our 3 Week Introduction to Speedskating Classes. https://asai.wufoo.com/forms/gess-intro-registration/
These 3 week classes are designed to introduce skaters to the sport of Speedskating. Participants will learn proper speedskating body position, work on overall skating technique and will be introduced to the fundamentals of racing. Upon completion of the three week course participants will be eligible to enroll in one of our Club Programs. Whenever possible skaters will be grouped by both age and ability.
Cost is $75
Sessions start at 3:30 and end at approximately 5:10pm on Sundays.
Please register using our online form above. Thank You!
Intro To Speed Skate: Designed to introduce the new skater and skaters from all walks to learn the basics of speed skating ($75 for three weeks includes temporary membership with US Speedskating, and skate rental). This class meets from 3:30 - 5:10pm* on Sundays (3:30-4pm dryland warm-up with skaters taking the ice 4:10-5:10pm). * Arrive at the rink by 3pm for the first week to be fitted for speed skates. 3-week session dates for the 2016-2017 season are: Fall I meets 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2. Fall II meets 10/9, 10/16 and 10/23. Fall III meets 11/6, 11/13 and 11/20. Winter I meets 1/8, 1/15 and 1/22. Winter II meets 1/29, 2/5 and 2/19. Winter III meets 2/26, 3/5 and 3/12. - Register at https://asai.wufoo.com/forms/gess-intro-registration/(required for skaters new to the sport of speedskating)
Learn To Speed Skate: This program allows novice and developing skaters to master the fundamentals of speed skating and they will progress according to their own current skill level. There are 4 levels. Registration is based on Coaches recommendation (registration for 2016-2017 coming soon)
Learn to Speed Skate (Adult) New this season is a special group for adults who have taken an Intro to Speed Skate session and are interested in continuing their training. (registration for 2016-2017 coming soon)
Advanced Group This program is design for club skaters who have completed all phases of Learn To SpeedSkate and moving into an in-depth technical skill level. Skaters are highly competitive at a national level and have a strong potential to be part of the Highly Elite team representing the United States (registration for 2016-2017 coming soon)
Spring and Summer Sessions: During the spring and summer months, the club skaters (from beginners to advanced) spend time focusing on the technical aspects of skating. Sessions are spread out throughout the Spring/Summer season and are from 3:30-5:10 on Sundays. Skaters are grouped according to ability level and all skaters share the same sheet of ice. Skaters from all clubs are welcome to attend. Pick one session ($25), 5 sessions ($100) or all ten ($200)
Learn to Skate Fall and Winter Sessions: 2016 - 2017 dates are September 11th, 18th and 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, November 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, December 4th, 11th and 18th, January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, February 5th, 19th, and 26th, and March 5th and 12th. Sessions are 3:30-5:10 on Sundays. Dryland warm-up takes place 3:30-4pm with skaters taking the ice 4:10-5:10pm. Skaters are grouped according to ability level and Learn to Skate participants share the same sheet of ice. Register at: Link coming soon.
Dryland Training Sessions: Summer is the time to build the athlete's aerobic base, work on balance and agility and have fun with your teammates. We meet at Lake Ellyn (on the track by the High School). Pre-pay for all sessions ($60/family) now! The walk on rate is $5/session/family and is payable at the session (cash/check only). Bring the whole family. The more family members who participate and the more sessions you come to - the better the value! Dryland is Sunday 5:30-7:30 (those coming directly from Sunday ice start at 5:45 after the dynamic run) and Wednesday 6:30-8:30. The first Wednesday is May 11th; First Sunday is May 15th - Last Wednesday is August 28th; Last Sunday is August 31st. (We also ask that you bring one non-perishable item for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to each session) - Register at:https://asai.wufoo.com/forms/glen-ellyn-summer-dryland/
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