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 4 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 two training sessions per week (Thursdays and Sundays), including during the mid-year school term holidays.

Thursday

Time:    6.30pm – 7.45pm

Venue: O'Brien Group Arena, Pearl River Rd, Docklands 

 

Sunday

Time:     7.45am – 8.45am

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

 

Learn to Speed Skate School

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 or more advanced skaters wanting to improve their technical skills. For enrolment information contact: osfinc.secretary@gmail.com

 

 Monday

Time:     6.15pm – 7.15pm

Venue: O'Brien Group Arena, Pearl River Rd, Docklands 

Eva Fabian runs the session with assistance from Lachlan Hay and Russell Collins.

What you need to bring:

  • Bike helmet
  • Gloves
  • Comfortable long clothing
  • Your own skates (if you have these, if not skates can be hired)
  • 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:  osfinc.secretary@gmail.com