Offered most Sundays
U.S. Olympic speed skater returns to lead instruction at Body Zone
C. Kyle Carr, a short track speedskating athlete for the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia, coaches the Sunday instructional program for the East Penn Speed Skating Club at Body Zone.
Carr’s experience in international competition also includes the U.S. World Cup and Junior World Championship teams for whom he has won numerous medals skating in relay events.
Carr carries on the legacy of Shawn Walb, one of his mentors, who passed away in 2014. Walb discovered Carr as an inline skater and introduced him to speed skating right here at Body Zone. Walb also coached Olympian Allison Baver. Originally from the Reading area, Carr was a student at Governor Mifflin High School at the time. After his junior year he moved away to pursue his dream to become an Olympian.
Learn to Speedskate is open to anyone interested in learning the sport while also valuable to experienced skaters. Sessions are conducted by the East Penn Speed Skating Club (EPSC).
A limited number of speed skate rentals are available at each session. However, while speedskates are helpful they are not required to participate.
All ages are welcome.
Each session costs $20.
Speedskating will not be held in April. Check back for the May schedule.
*Times for this program will vary throughout the year and are based on rink availability.
Equipment needs: helmet, warm clothing, gloves and soft knee pads.
For more information please contact:
East Penn Speed Skating Club President