For Males ages 6 - 9 and Females ages 6 - 8 as of June 30 each year.
The FUNdamentals stage is the second of three critical stages in the development of physical literacy in sport. During this stage children learn to move more efficiently, acquire fundamental movement skills and work on the ABCs - Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed - all in a safe, welcoming and fun environment. Ideally, children will be exposed to lots of different sports and activities to develop their physical abilities. On ice, speed skating programs focus on teaching fundamentals skating techniques and introducing speed skating specific skills.
RSSC coaches work hard to provide a positive training experience focused on essential technique development. Strong core skills, introduction to structured practice sessions and building the coach/athlete relationship are all key areas.
RSSC coaches focus on at this level to ensure long term success in any sport. Practices strive to develop skills via games, technique focused activities while also ensuring skaters feel part of the larger speed skating club.
FUNdamental level skaters skate 2 nights per week.