Esquimalt club recruiting speedskaters

Trials for newcomers are free. The club caters to ages five-and-above, and all abilities.

With the fall season upon us the Esquimalt Speedskating Club wants to remind families not to forget about the other ice sport in our community.

Speedskating season officially started Sept. 9, and runs Tuesday and Thursday nights through to March at Archie Browning Arena.

Trials for newcomers are free. The club caters to ages five-and-above, and all abilities.

Speedskating is not only a fast and fun sport to participate in but it is also family oriented with both individual and special family member rates available, says club president Ian Phillips.

“The Esquimalt Speedskating Club started in 1966 yet  the club has been around for nearly 50 years, not many folks in our community are aware speedskating is available in Greater Victoria.”

With the introduction of short track speedskating at the 1988 Calgary winter Olympics there has an increase in awareness in our sport but it is still, unfortunately, a marginal sport in Victoria.

For more information visit the club’s website www.esquimaltspeedskating.org or contact president Ian Phillips at 250-474-1491.

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