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Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in COACH'S CORNER |

Speed Skating Start Date and Times

Regular Ice Times for 2017-2018 Season – Starting Monday Sept 11th, 2017 MONDAYS: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Groups to be determined WEDNESDAYS: 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm Groups to be determined   Here’s everything you need to know about competing at your first speed skating competition: SPEED SKATING MEET...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in COACH'S CORNER |

That’s a wrap for 2015-16

Thanks to all for another fantastic season of skating and fun. Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Carol McNair at vicepresident@durhamspeedskatingclub.ca for more...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in COACH'S CORNER |

The Slingshot Pass

The Slingshot Pass

By Sue Ellis, Olympic Medallist & US National Head Coach Passing, especially at high speeds is a very difficult skill that requires planning, intuition, timing, power, and technique. There are so many different types of passes on can use, and so many different situations to use them in. The January 06 tip featured the inside pass, and the February 06 tip featured the outside pass. If you haven’t read them I would suggest you do so now as the articles explain the basics of passing. The slingshot pass is a highly effective pass because of the whip or slingshot effect you feel in your speed on the exit. On a normal track you punch through centrifugal force between the apex block and block 6. By going deeper down the track and wider you are able to punch through centrifugal force before the apex block allowing you to gain even more speed on the exit as you are no longer fighting centrifugal force by that...

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