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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




Welcome to G.S.S.V. Tjas and super fantjastic that you like to join us! You can join us during our summer work-outs and skate under the guidance of excellent trainers, but also attend our parties, and many other activities. In order to help you and your fellow firstyears get used to Tjas, we have organised some activities especially for you. On this page you will find everything you need to know about your introduction period. 

We hope to see you soon, 


The Introduction Committee of G.S.S.V. Tjas. 


Tjas parents

At the start of the year you will join a little Tjas family. Together with other firstyears you will have Tjas parents who will accompany you at Tjas and introduce you in our traditions. It is a fun way of getting to know other Tjas members and Tjas itself. You and your group will attend activities together and can even organise your own activities. 

The grouping night takes place on the first thursday of September, groups will be formed then. We’ll see you there!


Introduction camp 

Every year, the introduction camp is all about the three Ts: Training, Tostis (grilled cheese), and Toxbar. The camp will take place on the beautiful island of Schiermonnikoog. We will all be staying at a group accommodation at walking distance from the beach and the Toxbar, where we can party at night. Furthermore, we will organise several activities for you and of course there is also time to relax. 

In short, a lovely weekend away with loads of new Tjas members! The amount of people that can come is limited, so don’t hesitate to sign up!

The camp usually takes place in the first weekend of October.

Signing up is possible via the signup sheet handed to you with your application form, or by sending an e-mail to introcie@tjas.nl.


Summer practice

Just because there is no ice, that doesn’t mean we’re not doing anything during the summer. Tjas organises summer training to get ready for the iceskating season. During that training, you can train both your condition and your technique, but also socialise with other members. For firstyears, special firstyears training is organised for a few weeks, open to all levels! Summer training moments are every Monday and Thursday at 5.45pm, from the end of the KEI-week until the start of the iceskating season. 

Training takes place in the Stadspark. We meet at 6 pm at the athletics track. If you think you will have trouble finding the Stadspark, you can always cycle along with the Introduction Committee! They meet at 5.30 pm at the train station at the statue of the horse of Ome Loeks. 


Discounts at Tjas-sponsors:

Are you still in need of skates, running shoes, or do you need to have your racing bike checked or repaired? Then keep reading, because you will get a Tjas discount at the stores listed below! At AV Sport (avsport.nl, Kardingerplein 1) at the Kardinge iceskating rink, you can find everything you need for iceskating and you will receive a 10% discount on everything. At Erik Gorter (gortertweewielers.nl, Meeuwerderweg 54), you can get everything to do with racing bikes and 10-20% discount. Tell the shop assistant you’re a Tjas member or have a look at www.tjas.nl for meer information about our sponsors. 


Further information 

During the speedskating season, apart from the regular activities and parties, special activities will be organised for first years. Please keep an eye on our website, our Facebook page and your e-mail inbox! 


Info & contact: www.tjas.nl , e-mail: introcie@tjas.nl , fb: intro tjas 2014