Iceskating

Does your happiness start when temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius? Are you excited for big ice skating events? Get your skates ready and be prepared! The VU Sports centre, in collaboration with SKITS, offers a broad portfolio of ice skating options. There is training practice for absolute beginners, for people who skate at big events, and for everyone in between.

Unfortunately, we don't have our own ice skating rink. That is why practice takes place at the Jaap Edenbaan in Amsterdam Oost (East Amsterdam). This is one of the few ice skating rinks in the Netherlands that is open-air. The practice is focused on improving your ice-skating technique and your physical fitness. How to make turns (putting one leg before the other) is usually high on the wish list of the participants, so we’ll regularly focus on that. But there is certainly more!

Iceskating at VU Sports centre

Want to learn how to fasten your turns to improve your lap times? In our courses you will be tought how to improve your iceskating techniques and enhance your physical condition. An unforgettable experience...


Ice Skating at the VU Sports centre

In collaboration with SKITS we offer a broad portfolio of ice skating options. There is training practice for absolute beginners, for people who skate at big events, and for everyone in between. Unfortunately, we don’t have our own ice skating rink. That is why practice takes place at the Jaap Edenbaan in Amsterdam Oost (East Amsterdam). This is one of the few ice skating rinks in the Netherlands that is open-air. Only students and recently graduates (until one year after graduation; 30th of September 2016 is the reference date) are allowed to participate in our skating practice.

The practice is focused on improving your ice-skating technique and your physical fitness. How to make turns (putting one leg before the other) is usually high on the wish list of the participants, so we’ll regularly focus on that. But there is certainly more! You can participate in practice several times a week. They almost always take place, but NOT if there is thunder and lightning.

Schedule

For the schedule please check SKITS! website.

Please note: The “KNSB practice” on Wednesday night, as mentioned in the schedule of SKITS!, is not part of the training program of VU Sports centre.

Costs

Your costs consist of the fee for the course and the entrance to the ice skating rink:

  • For the entrance of the ice skating rink you will get a big student discount. Check http://www.jaapeden.nl/praktische-informatie/tarieven/. You can buy a punch card at the register of the ice skating rink. Besides that, you will need to buy a ´ijsbaanpas´ once (5 euro). If you already have one, please bring it!
  • For the course, you can register at the VU Sports Centre, either online of at the desk.

Student Union SKITS

A.S.S.W.S.V. SKITS is the one and only real skating, cycling and rollerblade union of Amsterdam. At SKITS you can practice those sports at all levels, meet many students, party and develop your skills on of the many committees! If you are a member of SKITS, you are automatically registered as a participant for the courses.

www.skits.nl

Gear

You can borrow ice skates at the ice skating rink at no additional costs. Gloves are compulsory, and a beanie (or likewise) is recommended. Other clothing depends on the weather circumstances. Don´t forget to bring your trainers for the warming up. Each practice starts with an instruction / and warm up off the ice.

Contact

For all questions concerning the ice skating courses you can contact coach Kees de Vrij: Kees@SKITS.nl or T 06 2127 5720.

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