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Welcome to the

Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club




Yukon Championships 2016

Another successful year completed. Thanks to all skaters, officials, coaches and families for a great year.

Information about our upcoming AGM will be posted here.

Race results are here

Updated PB list is here.



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
Elaine Carlisle: Recorder
Agnes Riediger : Clerk
Susanne Wirth: Starter

Mark Ritchie: Chief Timer
John Eric Peterson: Timer
Jody Cox : Timer
Marty Ritchie : Timer

Terice Reimer : Chief Place Judge
Julie MacPherson: Place Judge

Tara McKinnon: Lap Counter
Gina : Lap Counter
Malcolm Taggart: Lap Counter

Donald Fortune
Hanna Wirth
Phil Hoffman : Track Stewards
Barry Sugden
Pauline Craig

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

  • registrar Susanne at 667-4348

Skate or equipment questions can be directed to

  • equipment manager Pauline at 336-1040



Regular Season Schedule

Group 1 (FUNd/L2T - new skaters)

Sunday 5:30-6:45pm

Wednesday 5:45-7:00pm


Group 2 (T2T/Jr/masters)

Sunday 7:00-8:30pm

Tuesday 7:15-8:45pm

Thursday 7:00-8:30pm






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:

  • Michael - bronze in 777m, silver in 1000m, silver in 666m
  • Micah - silver in 1000m
  • Shea - silver in 777m, bronze in 1500m
  • Juvenile boys relay team of Michael, Micah, Caleb, Jacob - silver


Here is the team:

Jacob McPherson, Caleb McPherson, Micah Taggart-Cox, Hanna Wirth, Michael Ritchie, Shea Hoffman, Coach Phil Hoffman.

AWG Team Yukon






Need some soft guards (soakers) for your skates? Here's an easy plan for making your own from scraps you probably have at home.

Soft Guards (.doc)




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).