Fees

VSSC has one of the most cost-effective and accessible speed skating programs in Southern British Columbia. We are committed to keep the barriers to participate as low as possible.

Key info about fees

The fees below are for the 2023/2024 season. Please note:

  • All prices include VSSC costs plus mandatory membership fees for Speed Skating Canada (SSC) and Speed Skating BC (SSBC)—the SSC & SSBC membership fees are paid only once per season.
  • Each transaction incurs a fee of 4.9%+$0.30. 
  • Registration prices are subject to change without notice.

When registering, eligible low-income families can access application information for  Canadian Tire Jumpstart and KidSport BC application information to subsidize costs.

Refund Policy

  • Prior to season start: 100% refund of VSSC club fee, less $25 admin fee and transaction fees. You are responsible for obtaining refunds from SSBC and SSC for their fees.
  • After season start: no refunds.

One Month Trial

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$213

$185$10$18

Our One Month Trial program runs monthly, starting on the first Sunday practice of the month. Any registrations after the cutoff will start the following month. During the initial practices our coaches will evaluate skills and place the skater in the appropriate grouping. Trial members are registered for full-time skating during their month with the club (3x weekly: two on-ice sessions and one dryland.)  See the full Practice Schedule for detailed timing info.

Upon completion of the trial period our registrar will contact you to inquire if you/your skater would like to continue and offer a discount code with the value of the previous paid fee. Therefore the skater does not pay extra for participating before transitioning to a more committed membership with the club.

One Month Trial skaters also benefit with a free speed skate rental for the duration of their one-month trial period. The cost includes membership fees for Speed Skating Canada and Speed Skating BC.

Beginner Group

 
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Beginner – Full Time

$615

$525
$315 fall/$220 winter
$10$80
Beginner – Part Time

$460

$370
$220 fall/$150 winter
$10$80

This program is designed for skaters who are comfortable on skates and focuses on technique while still having fun. The goal of the program is to focus on proper speed skating techniques and skill development. VSSC offers full-time and part-time options. The full-time program consists of two ice sessions and one dryland (off-ice exercises) every week, and part-time is one ice session and one dryland each week (you can choose either the Wednesday or Sunday ice session). See the full Practice Schedule for detailed timing info.

Speed skate rental is included in the price.  

Intermediate/Advanced Group

 
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Int/Adv – Full Time

$665

$575
$345 fall/$230 winter
$10$80
Int/Adv – Part Time

$535

$445
$265 fall/$180 winter
$10$80

Intermediate/Advanced (I/A) skaters are more experienced and have a strong technical foundation. Full-time skaters have two ice sessions and one dryland session every week, and part-time have one ice session and one dryland (choose either the Wednesday or Sunday ice session). Transition from Beginner to I/A is gradual and supervised by the coaching staff to ensure that skaters flourish depending on age and growth. Focus is primarily on technical skill and fitness development as well as integration of racing tactics and forming good habits of an athlete. See the full Practice Schedule for detailed timing info.

Speed skate rental is included in the price.

Special Olympics

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$350

$260
$150 fall/$110 winter
$10$80

Our Special Olympics skaters train together with all participants at VSSC. The club works with special assistants and a lead coach that has an intimate understanding of individual needs. The program is one ice session on Sunday and one dryland session every week. This program is designed for skaters who are comfortable on skates and focuses on technique while still having fun. The goal of the program is to build confidence on ice, in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. For more information visit our Special Olympics program page. See the full Practice Schedule for detailed timing info.

Special Olympics BC supplies skates for our SO members.

Remote Athlete

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$116

$26
$15 fall/$11 winter
$10$80

This category is for skaters whose registered home club is the Vancouver Velocity Speed Skating Club, but they may be skating primarily with other programs for various reasons (e.g. OvalHP).

Drop-ins

The drop-in fee for 2023/2024 is $20 per session. See our Drop-ins page to learn if you qualify to drop in. Payment is accepted  in cash at the club room or via e-transfer to info@vancouverspeedskating.com.