Note: New members are always welcome. It's not necessary to contact us before you come, but we do appreciate it!
Where and when
The first practice of each month is geared towards beginners, so don't be shy! (You are still welcome to start at any time if you can't make the first of the month.)
You might notice that our schedule contains practices at other locations. Many of our skaters also skate at Body Zone in Reading PA or Garden State Speed Skating in Morristown NJ. You are welcome to join them too (or any other club).
What to bring
Speed skates are available to borrow. You must bring a helmet (bike helmets are okay), soft knee pads (volleyball-style recommended), gloves, long sleeves, and long pants. Shin guards, a neck guard, and a bottle of water are also recommended!
Cost and membership requirements
Ice sessions are 90 minutes and cost $20 per person. Please pay at the front desk of the rink.
East Penn also charges an annual membership fee to cover administrative costs. This fee is $50 per individual or $60 per family, for the fiscal year beginning September 1st. New skaters and visitors are allowed three sessions per year without paying the fee.
Members must join US Speedskating (must be done online!) and submit an East Penn membership application form [pdf]. If you live in New Jersey or New York, you will also need to join the Middle Atlantic Skating Association (MASA).