The Ottawa Inline Skating club offers the following training programs for members:
Fitness Training Tuesday Evenings at 6:30 PM:
The club will hold formal practices at either the War Museum or at P8 in the Gatineau Park on Tuesdays for the season. These practices will focus on speed work, advanced technique, intervals and endurance.
Technique Training Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 PM:
The club is offering technique training at the Algonquin College back parking lot on Wednesday evenings. These practices are designed for newer skaters that want to improve their skating ability and will focus on proper stance, gliding/rolling longer distances, turning, cross overs, and balance.
Sunday Morning Group Skates at 9:00 AM:
On Sundays during Sunday Bike Days, the club holds informal technique sessions on the Rockcliffe Parkway starting at 9 AM. We meet at the Blair road roundabout/parking lot at 9am for a one-lap Pack Skate followed by more laps at your own pace.
The Pack Skate is a great opportunity for our newer speed skaters to get comfortable in a pack and enjoy the benefit of the peloton's draft. The faster skaters will be responsible for mentoring, ensuring that the pack stays together and synchronized, and focusing on perfecting their own deep knee-bends and full leg extensions.
Plus it looks super cool to see a large park of perfectly synchronized skaters, so come out and support the peloton!
The Ottawa Inline Skating Club Fitness Program is designed for members who have learned how to skate and are looking to improve their technique. If you are new to inline skating and are looking for beginner training the City of Ottawa offers beginner inline skating training in the spring. Here's how to access these courses on the City web site: