The Taconic Speedskating Club is a private club, yet open to the public, that skates at the E.J. Murray Ice Rink in Yonkers, NY.
Sessions for the 2018 / 2019 season are on Wednesday evenings, beginning November 8, 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM. The season runs through March 14, 2018. There is no skating on November 21 (night before Thanksgiving) nor February 20, 2018 (during Presidents Day week). We will have a speedskating session on Wednesday, December 26 during the year-end holiday season. We conclude the season on March 13, 2019.
Please arrive for each session 20 -30 minutes early to fill out paperwork, pay fees, put on your skates (or your child’s skates), etc. Be ready to step on the ice at 6:45 PM to help set up the safety mats and begin skating.
The Taconic (originally Yonkers) Speedskating Club is the oldest club of it’s kind in the Westchester area and has been offering speed skating at The Murray Rink since 1960. Club members are ready and willing to introduce all newcomers to this exciting and unique sport (Note: Basic skating skills are required, with an ability to start, turn, and stop). Our club welcomes skaters of all ages and abilities, from beginning speedskaters to competitors. Many of our skaters participate on a purely recreational level while others have gone on to compete on the world circuit.
Speedskating is a lifelong sport, and a wonderful cross-training opportunity for runners, bicyclists and any other athlete who wants a low impact, high aerobic activity to complement their sports regime.
The club skating sessions are lead by a coach. Sessions are organized to provide a comprehensive workout for all levels. Instruction is offered to new participants to help develop additional skating skills to generate speed on skates.
Competitions are held where novice to expert skaters enjoy the thrill of competing both locally and outside the metropolitan area.