If you have tried ice skating and you enjoy the thrill of going fast, then the Olympic sport of short track speed skating may be just what you are looking for. Our SkateFAST program will teach you to skate fast confidently and develop agility, co-ordination, strength and stamina through fun games, relays, racing and obstacle courses.

  • Ages 5 years to adult
  • Speed and strategy come together in this fun, exhilarating sport
  • Speed skates and helmet rental available free of charge
  • Opportunities to compete in club, state, national and international speed skating competitions when you become a member of the Sydney Arrows, Australia's most successful speed skating club.
  • Also suitable for figure, synchro and hockey players looking to improve their speed.

What to wear

Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring a helmet if you have one. You can wear our regular hire skates or we have a supply of speed skates (the really long blades!!) you can try when you are ready.




9 weeks, 18th July - 17th September



Remember you can use your active kids vouchers for this class (only $49 with Active Kids Voucher).



1 x 45min class with a 30min practice at designated time each week

Free rental equipment including speed skates and helmet.


Want to come Monday and Saturday?  Get a discounted rate on the second class ($127) for the term. 


If you are already participating in a Learn to Skate Class, then you can purchase a Learn to Skate - Ice Sports Combo for $319, which includes your regular lesson, one practice and one speed school class each week (as well as unlimited public sessions during the term). This is suitable for skaters in Basic 2 and above.



Skaters may come for a casual Speed School class for $18 per session.




How to Book

Registrations for Term 3, 2022 open on 2nd July

Make sure you register early to secure your spot.  Spaces are limited

This can be done either at the rink in person or over the phone.  The rink has adopted a cashless environment so all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.

If you have an Active Kids, Parents or Discovery voucher you may use one type of voucher for a Speed School Term.  Bring your voucher in when paying for the term to be redeemed, or email this through with your registration form before making payment.

If you are just coming casually to Speed School you will need to fill out a casual registration form (first visit only).

Our registration form for new skaters can be found here.

For renewing skaters already in Skate School please click here to download registration form.


If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email

Term 3 Class Timetable


18th July - 17th September


Class Day Practice Time Lesson Time Finish Time


11.00am 11:30am 12:15pm


5.15pm 5:45pm 6:30pm

Skaters may pay for the term upfront at a discounted rate, or join classes casually.


Terms and Conditions


  • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change term to term depending on demand.
  • All payments are non-refundable. If the service or equivalent cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or future skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
  • Registrations will be accepted up to the third week of the term, subject to availability. 
  • Make up lessons: We offer up to a maximum of 2 make-up classes per term for all Learn to Skate and Learn to Figure Skate classes ($255).   Missed classes are made up by attending an alternative class on another day/time and must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any booked make up classes that are missed without prior notification will result in this class being forfeited. Any unused lessons will be forfeited for that term.  Additional classes are not eligible for make-up classes.  Ice sports skills classes may have an option for a make-up class subject to availability.  All make up class requests must be emailed through to will be confirmed by a return email. We will do our best to accommodate all make up requests, but these are subject to availability.
  • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
  • The rink provides helmets, knee and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities. Helmets are mandatory for all Tiny Tots, Basic, Playgroup, Speed and Hockey classes and recommended for all other classes. Please see skate hire staff for assistance.
  • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place and must wear enclosed shoes into the venue and skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
  • Outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless prior approval is sought with management).
  • COIR is an unlicensed venue, and as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
  • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times whilst on COIR premises.


  •  During this time remember that we can all contribute to creating a COVID-safe environment by doing the following:
    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible.
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • Follow all current health guidelines as set out by Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink


Join a club

As your skills improve, you could take the next step and join our in-house club, the Sydney Arrows Ice Racing Club, Australia's most successful short track club. Please visit for more information.