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BC Speed Skating Level 1 Clinics

Competitions are back and clubs are looking for your help as a volunteer! Learn Introduction to Speed Skating and Officiating through the Level 1 Officials Clinic. Level 1 Officials Clinics Sunday, September 26 from 9:00am – 11:00am Thursday, October 14 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm Tuesday, November 16 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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Rental Skates Care Tips

Skates with Hard Skate Guards

Thank you for skating with us at the Rockets. Here are some tips for caring for your rental skates. The skates your skater has are one of the most important parts of your skaters equipment.  To ensure that a skater can safely navigate turns and have proper traction, speed skates […]

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President’s Message

On behalf of the RRSSC Board, I welcome all past and new members to our 2021-2022 speed skating season. In the past year and a half we have faced many challenges, both operational and emotional and yet our members, in partnership with the Richmond Oval, have excelled and have grown […]

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2021-2022 Registration

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Season Spaces are now available for the Fall 2021-2022 season for one, two or three days a week beginner lessons starting on September 7, 2021 to March, 2022 Contact us to obtain access code and confirm eligibililty from our registrar before registering. Please review the registration […]

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OvalHP Camps

The Richmond Olympic Oval has 3 Summer Camps for intermediate and advanced skaters which are now open for registration! Richmond Olympic Oval Summer Short Track Camps 2021 Camp Date Suitable for Cost Registration Club Development Camp July 5th – 9th 11 to 14 years $475.00 Register Elite Week #1 July 19th– […]

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Spring Skating

The Richmond Rockets will now have a Spring session! Schedule is weekly Thursdays 4:15-6:15 and weekly Sundays 3:45-5:45. (Group 1 at 4:15, Group 2 at 5:15, etc) From about March 28 – June 29. (note no longer Tuesdays as previously announced) Per current viaSport COVID-19 health guidelines, if you belong […]

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Winter Learn to Speed Skate

1 Day a week – 10 Tuesdays or 10 Thursdays January 5 – March 11 $150 Lesson Fee + $25.50 BCSSA Introductory Membership + $75 Skate Rental Additional days or alternate Sundays available also, but regular BCSSA/SSC membership ($96) applies Registration Info and Waivers Registration is closed Update: Note: Due […]

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CBC Marketplace tested 20 different masks

CBC Marketplace tested over 20 different masks and shows how certain materials are superior. For example, the bandana fabric in the image shows the porous loose weave of the fabric. Read article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-masks-test-1.5795481 Here is an infographic.    

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Practices Resume

The Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry released official guidelines regarding the temporary restrictions in place for November 7-23.  Physical distancing requirements and travel restrictions were clarified for indoor sports. Skaters cannot travel between health regions. This means that if you are in a community in the Fraser Health Authority, […]

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Practices Suspended

Dear Rockets Family, Today Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new Provincial Health Orders which impact the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions as communities across the province attempt to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. Per direction from the BC Speed Skating Association, The Richmond Rockets will be suspending practices […]

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