BC speed skating
Academy

Pathway

The BC Speed Skating Academy pathway for skaters stages 1, 2, and 2.5

Upcoming Events

Find out what's next in Academy camps and Academy Sunday

Development

Skater and community development through Academy programming

Resources

Academy camps and Academy Sunday training and information

Academy Pathway

Stage 1

Skaters are club elite T2T-aged (11-15 years old), training 300-400 hours per year (2-4 ice sessions per skating season week)

1

Stage 2

Skaters are club elite T2T-aged (14-17 years old), training 400-500 hours per year (3-5 ice sessions per skating season week)

2

Stage 2.5

Skaters are club elite T2T-aged (14-17 years old), training 400-500 hours per year (3-5 ice sessions per skating season week)

3

Upcoming Events

athlete and community Development

Academy Training Camps

Athletes on the Academy Pathway are eligible to train at Academy Short Track and Long Track camps.  Focus of the camps will be determined by the Provincial Yearly Training Plan (YTP).  Sessions many include on-ice instruction, dryland training, mental performance, and skater-coach/official development.

Academy Sunday

Academy Sunday sessions are partnered with BC Cup competitions.  BC Cup includes Day 1 Racing and Day 2 Academy.  All competitors (L2T, T2T, Junior/Senior) racing in BC Cup are eligible to participate in Academy Sunday.  Sessions may include on-ice instruction, dryland training, coaching/officiating courses, and mental performance. 

The Academy Sunday Parent, Coach, and Official workshops and seminar sessions vary at every BC Cup.