To measure your progress, your skating time is tested regularly. You can
go fast, faster or fastest at your own pace.
There are measured levels of achievement that you can try for with a book
to tick off each new skill as you learn it. There are badges you can wear to show how your skill level is progressing.
Once you've got your "skate legs", you can join the more experienced skaters
at an ice racing club. See Clubs and venues
to locate a club to meet like-minded people.
Depending on the club, you will find they may train once or twice a week,
and then, through your club membership you can join in the race meetings
organized by the club or the Ice Racing Associations.
In a club, you will continue with coaching to improve your speed and fitness
levels. You can also continue with Skate School to keep on top of that technique.
Skate School and the club sessions are supervised carefully by trained coaches.
Is that all?
If you're interested in competition, you can join an Ice Racing
Club for team and inter-club races. Races are held for skaters of all ages
- There's the New South Wales Open Ice Racing Championships
where you may win a title.
- The Duke Trophy is an interstate race meeting
where you may be selected to represent your state.
- The annual Australian
Open Ice Racing Championships includes skaters from New Zealand. Meeting
other skaters is a perfect opportunity to swap stories with others with the
See our event calendar for the races planned for this year.