I Can Skate Fast! is Speed Skating BC’s outreach program. Targeted to elementary school-aged children, this program can be run in a school gym and introduces participants to the sport of short track speed skating. The 1-hour session involves a combination of an interactive reading of a book about short track and trying short track skills and races in an off-ice environment.
I Can Skate Fast! trained instructors are provided resource materials and are required to enroll any I Can Skate Fast! sessions offered locally.
The book used in the I Can Skate Fast! program is written by Lisa Bowes. Lucy Tries Short Track documents Lucy trying speed skating with her friends. The book is also available in French (Lucy fait du patinage de vitesse). Both books can be ordered through Orca Book Publishers.