Last Sunday saw 8 skaters on the ice for a technical session in the art of short track speed skating. We had age groups from Masters all the way down to Nippers.
The skaters were taught the fundamentals of the basic skating positions – some in speed skates, some in hire skates.
The skaters then went onto the track and competed in a couple of fun races to finish off the session.
Although the club prefers that skaters have participated in the early levels of Xtreme Ice Arena’s ‘Learn to Skate’ program, we offer the first session free, during which time we can make an assessment of your basic skating skills.
The WFIRC and the WAISSA fully promote participation, leading to healthy lifestyles and fitness. We also support skaters wishing to pursue the more elite level of the sport, leading to competing at National and International events.
For more information, click on ‘Contact’ and call or email.
The second Sunday of skating at the Mirrabooka rink saw a new skater come and try his hand at speed skating. The Western Flames Ice Racing Club welcomed Ethan to his first speed skating session where he joined Mark, Ashley, Sandy and Frank for a training session. The club is looking forward to having Liam to his first speed skating free tryout next Sunday morning.
Remember, your first session is free to try the sport and coaching is free. We have a limited supply of speed skates but if there are none available in your size, we can arrange hire hockey skates for you to use.
You will need to wear long sleeves, long pants and bring a bicycle helmet and some gloves. Check the contact tab to call and learn more.
The 20th of February 2011 saw the return of short track speed skating in Western Australia after a 12 year hiatus.
Based at the Xtreme Ice Arena in Mirrabooka, the WAISSA and the Western Flames Ice Racing Club recommenced training on Sunday mornings at 8:45am.
The cost of training is $15 for each skater.
The WAISSA has a limited number speed skates available for use during the speed skating training sessions. These are available on a first come, first served basis.
Coaching is provided free of charge and the first session is free to try!
For more information, check the ‘Contact’ page above.