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Welcome to the website of G.S.S.V. Tjas, the world’s largest student speedskating society! Experiencing life in the Netherlands isn’t complete without experiencing speedskating. Tjas offers speedskating practice for everyone, from beginners to advanced skaters. Below, you can find relevant information about becoming a member. If you have any questions or would like to receive some more information, you can send an e-mail to info@tjas.nl



During winter season 2017-2018 the ice skating hours are as follows:

Monday 17:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 16:30 - 18:00
Thursday 17:45 - 18:45
Sunday 21:00 - 22:00


Hours typed in red are only for advanced skaters with licence. The ice track is open from 7 oktober until 26 march. The ice track is located at Kardinge, the adresss is: Kardingerplein 1, 9735 AA Groningen

In the winter you can train on your own level in three different kind of traininggroups.

Learning groups
You can skate 2 times a week on the Tjas training hours on Monday (17.00-18.00) and Thursday (17.45-18.45). You will be sorted by your own speed skating level and our trainers will learn you the correct technique so you will learn how to speed skate.

Training groups
If you are a more experienced speed skater you can join the traininggroups. You have mastered the speed skating technique pretty well and you can train at a higher level. The goal is to fine-tune your technique, work on your stamina to improve your overall speed.

Fast groups
If you are a more experienced speed skater and also want to start speed skating matches you can join the fast groups.  The fast groups train 4 times a week (2 times extra on Wednesday (16.30-18.00 and Sunday (21.00-22.00). You will follow a special training schedule so you will be faster each match you start. A side note with this training is that your membership is more expensive. For two more weekly training hours, you pay an additional € 180 a year.


Speed skating competition:

To see how much the training pays off Tjas organises 3 ice skating club matches. The goals are to beat the other members from your group ore beat your personal best. Our matches are open for all skill levels and you can choose which distances you want to start.  This can be a distance between 100 meters and 5.000 meters. Besides our own competition other sister student speed skating clubs also organise their own speed skating matches which are organised throughout the whole country.