Get Involved

Get Involved

Short Track Speed Skating is a fast-paced, strategic sport where four to six skaters compete in a race, flying around the rink to be the first across the finish line.

Steven Bradbury made Ice Racing famous in his dramatic win at Salt Lake City in 2002 giving Australia its first Winter Olympic Gold Medal.

Come and Try Speed Skating with OSF

If you like a bit of high-speed fun this sport could be for you.

Come and try the exciting sport of Speed Skating with OSF. You can attend up to 3 trial sessions before joining the club.

If you would like to try Speed Skating, come and join us at one of the OSF Club Training sessions.


Club Training

Our skating year starts in February and ends in early December. The OSF Club runs three training sessions per week (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays), including during the mid-year school term holidays.  After one year out, due to Covid we are back at the O'Brien Icehouse.

Thursday - 22nd April 2021   - we are back after more than a year off.  Look forward to having you all back.

Time:    6:30pm - 7:45pm - Cost $25.00 including skates and coaching - ask for Gordon if you are a first timer

Venue: O'Brien Icehouse, Pearl River Rd, Docklands 


Time:     TBA

Venue: IceHq, 1 Blake Street, Reservoir


Time:     7:45am - 8:45am 

Cost $25.00 including skates and coaching - ask for Gordon if you are a first timer

Venue: Olympic Ice Skating Centre, 1080 Centre Road, Oakleigh South


Learn to Speed Skate School - Monday 

Another way to get involved is through the Learn-to-Speed Skate program offered in conjunction with the O'Brien Group Arena.  This session is ideal for beginners.  For enrolment information contact:


 Monday - 19th April 2021

Time:    5:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: O'Brien Group Arena, Pearl River Rd, Docklands - Cost $20.00 to be paid at front desk.

This is a learn to speed skate session that the O’Brien Group Arena caters for beginners and runs through the school terms.

What you need to bring:

  • Bike helmet
  • Gloves
  • Comfortable long clothing
  • Your own skates (if you have these, if not skates can be borrowed)
  • Sport wear, including runners for dry land


If you would like to have a go at Speed Skating, please send an email to the OSF Secretary at: