ARE YOU SURE I CAN DO THIS?
Yes! We have beginners of all ages, and experts of all ages...and "beginners" includes being barely able to stand up.
WHERE DO YOU PRACTICE?
We skate at the Power Play Rinks in Exton, PA and Body Zone in Reading, PA.
Although short track speedskating can be done in any regular hockey rink, clubs tend to be geographically dispersed. Clubs provide valuable resources like safety mats, skate rentals, and coaching. East Penn's members hail from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
WHEN DO YOU PRACTICE?
We practice on Saturday and Sunday mornings; sessions are 1.5 or 2 hours. Always check the calendar for the latest schedule. The main speedskating season runs from September to April, but we love to practice year-round when possible.
WHAT DO I NEED? WHAT'S THE COST?
Our equipment page explains some of the finer details, but if you're just starting, you only need the stuff described on the practice sessions info page. The skate rental is $5 per skate session. The cost of speedskating is determined by several factors, including club fees, ice time and coaching fees.
HOW LONG UNTIL I'M AN AWESOME ELITE SKATER?
That depends on how much effort you put in! Come to practice every week, do your dryland (off-ice) training every day, and go to some camps to get really focused. You can race during your first season! (Or just skate for fun!)
SO HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Beginners are welcome at all of our practice sessions. Come and find out what the fuss is all about!
We're here to guide you!