The Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club offers a wide variety of programs that will appeal to the young & old, and the novice or experienced skater. If you are new to the sport, or are seeking a challenge to improve your Personal Best time, one of the programs below is sure to meet your expectations.
Programs / Groups
The Gloucester Concordes offers four main programs or groups for different levels and age groups. The groups are: Group 1 (Half-Season Trial), Group 2 (Novice), Group 3 (Intermediate), Group 4 (Advanced) and Group 5 (Adult/Masters).
Select the program from the links at the bottom to view the various options.
Group Assignments and Advancements
The coaches assess the skaters and will recommend which group they should be placed in, and when changes are to be made. This is done in consultation with the parents.
The coaches are guided by the objective of creating a fun environment for all children. The skating groups are co-ed and the skaters change together in the same dressing rooms for practices and meets.
The Concordes Speed Skating Club philosophy is that elite glory for youngsters does more harm than good. Thirty children who come in 10 th with a great attitude are worth more by far than one child who places first with unsportsmanlike behavior. Although we race a lot, it is because racing is fun. The club strongly encourages this philosophy of surpassing one’s Personal Best rather that final placement during races.
Please speak to your coach or parent representative if you have any questions or concerns about placements or advancement.