Embrace life with a lightning speed
September 2023 - April 2024
Registration link: Register | Port Coquitlam Lightning Speed Skating Club 2023/2024 | IceReg
The POCO Lightning Speed Skating Club is a part of the Coastal Region of BC and a Member of the Speed Skating BC Association. We work with other clubs in our region to provide opportunities, close to home, for skaters to participate and develop their skills.
TRAINING ICE RINK LOCATIONS:
POCO Ice Rink (Port Coquitlam Community Centre): 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6J5
Planet Ice Coquitlam: 2300 Rocket Way, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6Z2
High Performance Elite Skaters (Group1) are required to have 4 Sessions per Week (Mandatory Registration)
High Performance Development Skaters (Group 2) are required to have 3 and T2T skaters require 4 Sessions per Week.
Development Skaters (Group 3 & 4) can choose 2 or 3 Sessions per Week (3 Sessions BETTER DEAL!)
Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Season Rate
High-Performance Elite 4 days per week - $1600.00*
High-Performance Development 4 days per week - $1600*
High-Performance Development 3 days per week - $1400*
Development 3 days per week - $1200.00*
Development 2 days per week - $1100.00*
Introduction to Speed Skating – $275.00* (BCSSA/SSC & Skate *Rental Included, 10 Sessions)
* Fees exclude all BCSSA/SSC registration and insurance fees for athlete category*
** Please see registration forms for any additional fees**
Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Training Days
GROUP 1 (High-Performance Elite Skaters)
The High-Performance program, designed for our top-tier skaters, is offered to those who have participated in the Development program for one or more seasons. Skaters in the HP program engage in four weekly practice sessions. They undergo rigorous training to excel in national, regional, and provincial competitions, and admission requires the coach's approval.
Practice four times per week
Tuesday : 06.30 - 07.30 pm - Planet ice rink.
Thursday: 05.15 - 06.45 pm - POCO Ice rink
Saturday: 07.15 - 08.45 am - POCO Ice rink.
Sunday: 06.15 - 07.45 am - POCO Ice rink
GROUP 2 (High-Performance Development Skaters)
Within the Development program, skaters hold the status of Provincial or Club athletes and engage in training sessions three times a week. Those in the Development group 3 have the option to participate in provincial or local competitions should they desire to do so. Competing Development skaters are required to possess a properly fitted cut-suit. Our club strongly advocates for Development skaters to invest in their own gear, which not only proves to be cost-effective but also contributes to enhancing their skating performance.
Practice three times per week
Tuesday : 05.30 - 06.30 pm - Planet ice rink.
Saturday: 08.45 - 09.45 am - POCO Ice rink.
Sunday: 08.30 - 10.00 am - Planet Ice rink
GROUP 3 (Development Skaters)
Skaters in this group are considered Club athletes and practice 2 or 3 times per week. Rental of the Club’s speed skates, and safety gear is optional, and the Club encourages the skaters to buy their own equipment as it is cost-effective overall and helps to improve the skater’s performance. Our Club periodically organizes group purchases for discounted pricing. Group 3 skaters can compete in local competitions.
Practice two or three times per week
Tuesday : 04.45 - 06.15 pm - POCO Ice rink.
Saturday: 09.45 - 10.45 am - POCO Ice rink.
Sunday: 10.00 - 11.00 am- Planet Ice rink.
GROUP 4 (Introduction to Speed Skating)
Provided by the Lightning Speed Skating Club, this thriving program spans over five weeks and caters to youth intrigued by the sport but not prepared to make a complete seasonal commitment. Skaters engage in two weekly sessions, held on weekends at POCO Ice Rink and / or at Planet Ice Coquitlam.
Two sessions per week for five weeks
Saturday: 09.45 - 10.45 am - POCO Ice rink.
Sunday: 10.00 - 11.00 am - Planet Ice rink.
* All posted times above include 45 minutes warm up prior to ice training, and 30-45 minutes cool down.
Prior to season start: 100% refund of PCLSS club fee, less $50 admin fee and transaction fees. There will be no refund on the Service Fee that being charge by interpodia (icereg) . You are responsible for obtaining refunds from SSBC and SSC for their fees.
After season start: no refunds.
*Rental form to be filled out at skate pickup
The Lightning Speed Skating Club acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia in the delivery of the above programs.