Stay cool and skate Short Track
- Saturdays: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
- The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center, 27745 North Smyth Drive, Valencia 91355
First-time Skating with Us
We welcome adults and children of all skating abilities and backgrounds who want give short track a try. Your first visit is absolutely free!
- Contact us in advance to let us know shoe size for loaner skates (first come, first served.)
- Arrive at the rink 30 minutes early for a quick introduction and equipment fitting.
- Practice starts at 7:00 a.m. sharp.
- Wear long sleeves and comfortable long pants, sweat pants or similar.
- Bring snug-fitting gloves; baseball or soccer-type gloves will do.
- Bring your own helmet if you have one; bicycle helmets are fine.
- Never skated? No problem! But let coaches know your if you skate now or have in the past (long track, hockey, figure, freestyle, inline, other.)
- Skating with your own hockey or rental skates from the rink to start out with is perfectly acceptable.
- For purchasing your own speed skates, inquire with the group for advice.
- Stay hydraded! A sports bottle of water is good to keep handy during practice (no glass bottles.)
Rates & Discounts
If you decide to stick with it, we offer a discount for Club members. Rates and Pricing.
Ask the coaches at any practice.
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Smart, funny, and engaging
By Brandon Lee
The Santa Clarita Speed Skating Club wants to recognize Coach Richard Atkinson for his past and present contributions.
For those just coming in, you might wonder: where is Coach Richard? Due to family obligations beyond anyone’s control, Coach Richard is taking care of matters larger than speed skating. He will evaluate his future role when it's appropriate.
It is my great pleasure to share my thoughts on a year of learning to speed skate with the Club and Coach Richard.
Inspiring young and old alike
We want to give a warm welcome to SCSSC's new coach, Mark Jeter.
Coach Mark has a great love and enthusiasm for speed skating and short-track, and is excited to help inspire young and old alike to share his passion for the sport in southern California.
No Ice? No Problem!
Mark is an accomplished athlete, who skated short-track as a national level competitor. That might be enough for most of us, but not for Mark. He also participates in track and field. Coach Mark is fast—on and off the ice!
West by Midwest
Santa Clarita Valley Signal, June 20, 2023
A big applause and much gratitude to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal for another superb cover story and photographs of Santa Clarita Speed Skating's Western States Regional Championships on June 17, 2023.
The Santa Clarita Speed Skating Club hosted the officially-sanctioned U.S. Speedskating event at The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center on a warm summer Saturday afternoon and evening in Valencia, California.
From the article
[Quoting SCSSC's president, Ron Halcrow]:
"Our 13-year-old, Alex Khuong, turned in a pretty fantastic time for a 13-year-old in his 500-meter race. I suspect if he sticks with the sport, he’ll make the world team."
Full article: Top Western speed skaters compete at the Cube, Justin Vigil-Zuniga
Santa Clarita Valley Signal, June 30, 2022
A big thank you to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal for their excellent coverage and photographs of the Western States Regional Championships on June 26, 2022.
The Santa Clarita Speed Skating Club hosted the event at The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center, and attracted competitors from nothern and southern California, Arizona, and as far away as Colorado.
From the article
"The race featured four events, with nine groups each, and offered a variety of lengths, which altered strategy for each. The 1,000-meter races required pacing while the shorter 500- and 278-meter races were more like sprints. The competition also featured a 3,000-meter relay race."
"Skaters were divided up into groups based on skill level, weight and height, which made for some interesting matchups as they were generally not organized by age. One race featured a 71-year-old skater versus a 14-year-old skater of the same height and weight. The race was extremely close."
Full article: Blades flash at speed skating competition, Trevor Morgan