At SKITS we speed ice skate from the 14th of October untill the end of March. Our home during the winter is the lovely outdoor ice rink 'Jaap Edenbaan' which is situated in the Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood.
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.
1. Become a member of SKITS
2. Participate in the regular skatecourses for all students
3. The short term course for international students to master the first steps:
Four lessons, 30 euros (Including entrance fee and use of skates).
Interested in option 3? Send an email to skate-instructor Kees de Vrij
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, 20:30 warming-up, 21:00 training and around 22:00 we are back at Café JAAP for chocolate milk and beer.
You can sign up for dinner through this website (Leden -> Inschrijven voor activiteiten). Make sure to do so before Sunday 20:00. Dinner is 7,00 euro, including access to the ice rink.
Besides the Social Skate there are a several other workouts during the week which you can always join: soon you will find the course scedule here.
*KNSB license training. Level high. For this training, you must purchase a special subscription to participate.
- 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. The workouts will be canceled (only) during (thunder)storms.
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!! (free of charge)
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