Welcome to the
Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club
Yukon Championships 2015
Another successful season is in the books. We wrapped up with the annual Yukon Championships on Sunday March 29. Twenty two skaters took part and combined for 33 new personal best times. Results are here. New PB's are here.
Thanks to all of our supporters and officials.
David Knight: Referee
Mark Ritchie: Chief Timer
Terice Reimer : Chief Place Judge
Tara McKinnon: Lap Counter
Hanna Wirth: Awards/Prizes
November 22 race results - are now available here.
Registration and Skates
Registration Information and form is here.
Any questions about registration can be directed to
Skate or equipment questions can be directed to
Regular Season Schedule
Group 1 (FUNd/L2T - new skaters)
Group 2 (T2T/Jr/masters)
AWG 2014 Fairbanks!
The Yukon speed skating team showed they were ready for all comers in Fairbanks March 16-22.
The team came back with a bag full of new personal best times and a few pieces of hardware as well. All 4 Juvenile boys set new PB's in all 4 of their distances. Shea set 3 new PB's. Hanna skated some nice races but had some bad luck injuring her ankle while valiantly attempting to avoid a fallen skater.
Ulu winners include:
Here is the team:
Jacob McPherson, Caleb McPherson, Micah Taggart-Cox, Hanna Wirth, Michael Ritchie, Shea Hoffman, Coach Phil Hoffman.
Need some soft guards (soakers) for your skates? Here's an easy plan for making your own from scraps you probably have at home.
This season we will continue with the changes to our program and races as presented in "Racing On Skates", SSC's competition and events system review. Training to Train skaters and younger will be skating on a 100m track instead of the regular 111m track. As well race distances and format are changing for some groups. Please see the Competition information page for details.
For more information including a PDF version of "Racing On Skates" please refer to:
Note: We will use LTPAD terminology instead of our old group names of Novice and Intermediate/advanced. The novice group is now referred to as Fund ( for Fundamentals/ Learning to Train stages) while the Int/Adv group is referred to as T2T (for Training to Train and following stages).