At SKITS we ice skate from the middle of October untill the end of March.
We welcome all students, no matter what your level is, from beginner to national top-level. As an international student, you have several possibilities to master ice skating (a typical Dutch sport) and discover the pleasures of gliding over smooth ice fast. Our home during the winter is the lovely outdoor ice rink 'Jaap Edenbaan' which is situated in the Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood.
The uniqueness of skating is actually inexplicable. Staying on your feet on two narrow irons on slippery ice and then also being able to go very fast.
The unique thing about skating at SKITS is that especially absolute beginners are very welcome to come and learn with us. The training sessions are ultra cheap and we have all the equipment. Try it out before investing!
Once you've got the hang of it, you can develop further in all ways. Recreational/more competitive/competitive.
There is room at SKITS for everyone from beginner to top player. SKITS has the facilities to take a beginner to the top, although you will of course have to do that yourself. Ambition, talent, discipline are requirements. Marathon team Port of Amsterdam forms the SKITS skating stop. They compete in the highest leagues in the Netherlands.
But it can also be a little less. Competing can be done at all levels and in many ways. Or not at all. Skating can also be done purely for the pleasure of sliding.
You skate at SKITS: to be active in the open air; to meet other people on that beautiful Jaap Edenbaan; to measure, challenge and improve yourself. But above all: simply because it is tasty.
SKITS: sporty, social, healthy, cozy.
You are welcome to skate when you are a SKITS member. Are you interested in skating but you're not sure whether you would like to join a studentassociation? We also have a solution for that!
We offer two types of courses. The first is a 3-rittencourse and the other one is a 10-rittencourse. Keep in mind that you need to be a student to attend the courses!
With this course you are able to attend 3 training sessions with us (exception is the social skate). You pay 9 euros for the course and then you can pick up any training you'd like. You can find the link to the training schedule right below here. You do need to pay the entrances to the rink yourself. When you've finished this course you can choose to become a member. You will get a discount of five euros on your membership! These three courses are meant to let you see who we are and is an introduction to ice skating.
With this course, you are able to attend 10 training sessions with us (exception is the social skate). You pay 24 euros for the course and then you can pick up any training you'd like. You can find the link to the training schedule right below here. You do need to pay the entrances to the rink yourself. When you finished this course you have a very good introduction to ice skating. You can either decide to go on skating by yourself or become a member.
Would you like more information about the courses? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to sign up for the 3-rittencourse? Click on this link.
Would you like to sign up for the 10-rittencourse? Click on this link.
The Social Skate is the moment of the week where all SKITSers come together, every Monday.
We start at 19:30 with dinner at Café JAAP at the Jaap Eden Ice rink, 20:30 warming up, 21:00 training and around 22:00 we finish the day at Café JAAP with chocolate milk and/or beer.
You can sign up for dinner through this website (Leden -> Inschrijven voor activiteiten). Make sure to do so before Sunday 20:00h. The dinner is 7,50 euros. SKITS will pay the entrance fee for you that night if you are a member!
Due to the corona measurements there is no social skate at the moment.
Besides the Social Skate there are a several other workouts during the week which you can always join. You can find the scheduale on the site: Schaatsen > Trainingen or klik HERE.
- Low: No experience
- Medium: Some experience/ good condition, or much experience/ no condition.
- High: Lots of experience and an excellent condition
Each workout begins with instructions/warming-up beside the ice rink, so please bring sneakers. Gloves are mandatory to wear during skating, a hat is recommended. SKITS has helmets and are provided for free! The workouts will be canceled (only) during (thunder)storms, this will be announced via the site.
Last but, not least! Don't forget to bring gloves when you come skating. They are mandatory.
Don’t have any skates of your own?
Are you completely new to the sport and/or don’t have any skates yourself? No problem!
SKITS has excellent skates available which you can borrow! You can also borrow a helmet!
Summer courses / Inline speed skating
During the summer months when the ice rink is closed, SKITS still offers speed skating related workouts. In addition to the cycling workouts, SKITS has a weekly off the ice training ('dry training') and inline speed skate training.
For more information on the training courses: please e-mail or call trainer Kees de Vrij: Kees@SKITS.nl; +316 21275720
All other ice skating/inline speed skating related questions can be asked by sending an e-mail to: schaatsen@SKITS.nl