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That’s a wrap for 2015-16

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

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

Check out our March newsletter

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in News and Events |

It’s been another exciting season of skating for the Durham Speed Skating Club, with plenty more to come, including provincial championship meets, and an open house on Saturday, April 9 at the Legends Centre. Read more about it here in our March newsletter: DSSC 2016 March...

The Slingshot Pass

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

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...