Champaign Regional Speedskating

CRS Practice

  • February 01, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:10 PM
  • U of I Ice Arena

Thank you for your interest in Champaign Regional Speedskating (CRS).  Our practices
are typically from 6-7:10  on Wednesday evenings at the University of Illinois Ice Arena 
at 403 E. Armory Drive in Champaign.

I would suggest getting there around 5:20-5:30 to get ready and warm up.

In order to skate you'll need to have (Required):

-helmet (a bike helmet is fine for the first practices, but if they continue with the 
sport, they'll need a helmet that meets USS regulations)

-Long Pants (sweats or compression pants work fine.  They may get wet, 
so additional dry clothes are sometimes in order)

-Long sleeve shirt, jacket or hoody - again, additional dry clothes are sometimes needed

-Gloves (any kind is fine, but most skaters were sport specific gloves or batting 
gloves as they commit to the sport)

-Eye protection is also good to have, some skaters just use safety glasses from a hardware store

Optional but recommend:

-Knee protection and shin protection are also good to have.  simple sport knee pads and soccer shin pads work well


The first 5 practice sessions are free, please go to our website and register as a trial member prior to attending your first session.  (  

After the first 5 practices there are fees and memberships, but we can go over that in person at a later date.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Thank you,

Randy Sears


Champaign Regional Speedskating: Is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable corporation. We serve our community by providing educational and competitive programs to support and develop amateur speedskating skills and competitors.  Website Contact: 

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