Halifax Regional Speed Skating Club

Upper Tantallon

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In a Nutshell

Certified coaches teach small groups of students ice-skating skills such as turns, pivots & crossovers using game-based instruction

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Promotional value expires Feb 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for dates purchased. Registration required 48 hours in advance of first class. Must sign waiver. Operates in all weather conditions. Must provide skates and helmet. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ice is nothing more than water that won’t let people swim in it. Teach stubborn liquid a lesson with today’s Groupon: for $42, you get a six-week learn to skate course from Halifax Regional Speed Skating Club in Upper Tantallon (an $84 value). Choose from the following start dates:

  • Saturday, November 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 24, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 26, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.<p>

No classes will be held on the Christmas or New Years holidays.

During six-week courses, Halifax Regional Speed Skating Club’s certified coaches class students into small groups by ability level and teach them to master ice-bound indoor terrain. Using game-based approaches, skate scholars guide novices to learn snowman intimidation techniques such as marching or push-off approaches. Those with basic skate-walking abilities learn to push and glide, balance on a single leg, and slip into their skating stride. Intermediate students expound on basic skills as they learn right and left T-pushes and beginner and circle crossovers, and the most advanced skaters hone gliding, edge control, sculling, pivots, and stops without the aid of pillow bumpers or zamboni escort fleets.

All students should arrive clad in their own CSA-approved hockey helmet, padded gloves or mittens, and kneepads, and can carve with single-blade, hockey, or figure skates. While this course teaches beginning skating techniques, classes in speed skating or advanced ice-sonnet carving are available following course completion. Halifax Regional Speed Skating Club draws on a 40-year legacy and currently gathers players ranging from beginners up to provincial professional team members.

Customer Reviews

Great instruction from the speed skaters :) Very pleased thus far and would recommend the services to others!
Cicely S. · February 8, 2012
We are really pleased with the amount of extra hands available to help the children who are not too steady. The instructors are really positive and have kept the pace fun with some games and are continually encouraging them to improve!
Kim P. · February 8, 2012
My grandson loved it!...He was happy, and he's not one to particularly enjoy 'trying' something new.
Margaret L. · January 22, 2012
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    Upper Tantallon

    12 Westwood Blvd.

    Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia B3Z 1H3


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