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Fall Short Track Starts September 17th

The fall skating season will start on September 17th with short track skating at the Subway Centre. On Saturdays practices will run from 8:15-9:45AM, and on Tuesdays from 7-8PM. Come on out and join the fun!

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Welcome to the Alaska Speedskating club

Alaska Speedskating is the only speedskating organization in Alaska, and we are located in the Anchorage-Eagle River area. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting all forms of speedskating as a healthy individual and family activity. We do short track at the Subway Centre in south Anchorage, long track at the oval in Midtown Park, and when the weather and conditions align 'adventure' skates on frozen lakes. Explore this website, join our email list(s), and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Long Track Speedskating

The ice is not yet available at the Cuddy Park Skating Oval. The ice season typically runs from about Thanksgiving through the first week of March. See the Long Track page for more info.

Short-Track Speedskating - First Time Free

If you want to try short track speedskating, the first time is free. We have skates you can borrow in just about every size as well as safety gear. Be at the ice rink at least 30 minutes prior to ice time. Newcomers are welcome at every practice, although not on race days. There are monthly races on a Saturday morning, and in January, a trip to Whitehorse for a camp and races. We are particularly looking for good teen skaters who want to try speedskating in Arctic Winter Games down the road.

See the Calendar for details. Saturday sessions are an hour and a half and have more technique work and games. Tuesdays are one hour speed sessions and we do more intervals and relays, and usually don't play games.

Ice fees vary depending how they are paid, but in paying for 1/2 or full season it is about $20/session.

We have club skates and safety gear available in most sizes for use during practice sessions.

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Thanks to GCI for website hosting. We appreciate their support!

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Did you watch the Olympics and now you wanna speedskate?

First, check out the WannaTry page for general speedskating info. If you are new to skating, the best thing you can do is get agility on the ice. Just going to an open skate session at any rink will help get you the agility you need. Then join us for short track , or do long track , or better yet - do both! Then test yourself by entering the various races. It's a great way to see your progress!