Connecticut Speedskating Club

Training

  • Weekly sessions focus on proper skating technique, power and speed
  • Short and Long track training
  • Skaters are divided by age and skill levels

Head CoachDave Moneypenny

Our club was established in 1990 and  Coach Dave has been there from day one.  A remarkable number of skaters from this club have climbed to national prominence and World Team level.  Two of our alumni, Kristen Santos and Ryan Pivirotto, represented the US World Team. Ryan Pivirotto was a member of the 2018 US Olympic speedskating team. We have had a least a dozen first place National Championships and four Junior World Team members and hundreds of local and regional medals and championship winners. It has been fantastic to see skaters that started out in this sport at a young age and climb the ladder to the top.

Coach Dave played semi-pro hockey until he was thirty-five and then started speedskating. Over the years, he has won over a hundred regional and national medals including first place National Medals in the 500 and the 777. He has also organized over 50 speedskating camps around the country coaching with twelve different Olympians from the US and Canada. Coach Dave has received the Volunteer Coach of the Year 2013 from the US Olympic Committee and US Speedskating. He is known all over the country as a highly technical coach. This gives skaters an edge in training and ice technique. He has deep understanding of the physics of speedskating and has developed racing techniques that put skaters on the podium year after year.


Equipment Requirements: Speed Skates (hockey/figure skates are ok for beginners), Helmet, Gloves (leather or cut resistance, neck guard, long sleeve shirt, long pants (tights/sweatpants), knee pads and elbow pads recommended.

Boots can be rented from the Club if sizes are available.