About Our Programs

About our Programs

Speed skating is an excellent fitness activity for people of all ages. Depending on skaters’ interests and abilities, skaters can choose to skate for enjoyment or recreation, or they can attend competitions locally or at higher levels. An ideal family sport – everyone can skate!

The KW Sertoma Speed Skating Club tailors their ice programs to fully support the Long Term Participant and Athlete Development (LTPAD) Program, as outlined on the Speed Skate Canada website and based on the LTAD model on the Canadian Sport for Life website.

There are many stages within the LTPAD and each stage is covered in our 6 main training programs:

  • FUNdamentals
  • Development Squad
  • Learn to Train
  • Train to Train
  • Learn to Compete
  • Active for Life

In addition, we also offer a four lesson session called ‘Learn to Speed Skate’ as an introduction to the sport, and our annual FUNdamentals speed skating camp.

For more information on the LTPAD, you can also visit the Ontario Speed Skating Association (OSSA) LTPAD page here.

For more detailed information on OSSA meet structures and racing information, visit OSSA’s racing page here, as well as review the links on the right side of their website under ‘Competition Formats’