Speed Skating


Quick Info


Coached Speed Skating Sessions

Who is it for

Anybody interested in learning the sport.

All ages & abilities welcome though you

should have some skating experience


Every Wednesday 5:15pm-6:15pm Term 2 & 3

10 Weeks/ Lessons per Term

How Much

First session for all skaters is free! Skates,

instruction and ice time is all included.

$10 for each subsequent session


The Programme

Local speed skater Ken Howie and our own head coach of skating Deanna Pielak-Jones tesm up to teach you the basic elements of speed skating on a short track set up on the ice. No speed skating experience necessary and all the equipment will be provided. Skaters should have some previous experience of skating beforehand but don't worry all ages and abilities welcome.


Every Wednesday evening 5:15pm-6:15pm during school Terms 2 & 3 (July 26th - September 27th)

How can I sign up

Click here to complete the Registration Form. Alternatively, please call on (03) 441 8000 for more info.

Why learn to skate?

Skating is a great way to learn new skills, promote fitness and coordination, and of course have fun! It's a sport that anyone and everyone can engage in and enjoy. Families, partners, siblings, and friends of all ages and levels of experience are able to enjoy time on the ice together. Let us show you how with the Queenstown Skate School's learn to skate program.

Worried another winter sport might interfere with the ski season? Skaters of all ages report improvements when cross-training in other athletics, especially skiing and snowboarding, due to the agility, balance and endurance acquired along with skating skills. Flexibility in class scheduling allows participants to do it all, and make the most of Queenstown's exciting winter season