First timer? Help your child discover skating. With a parent, kids will learn how to balance, fall down and get up, walk forwards and backwards while having fun and playing games. Parents who are not confident on skates may wear shoes on the ice until skaters can move around on their own. To preserve ice cleanliness, they must be clean, indoor shoes.
For kids who can fall down and get up, balance, and skate forwards all by themselves, this level is for kids who do not need a parent’s help or have passed Icetots. With the help of one of our fun instructors, skaters will take the next steps and learn how to glide on one foot, skate forwards and backwards with glide, and stop with balance.
Kids Skate Program
For kids ages 6+. Level progress in this order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
New skaters or those moving on from Tots Skate will enjoy this introductory lesson. Grouped according to ability, they will learn how to move forwards, backwards, stop, turn and glide with balance.
For Kids Skate 1 graduates, skaters will improve existing skills and learn new ones like t-pushes, bubbles and skating with more speed.
Have you passed Kids Skate 2? Emphasis in this level is backwards skating and stopping. Skaters will also learn how to turn from forwards to backwards and slide on a curve.
Kids will learn how to do more advanced skills like crossovers, c-cuts, 3-turns, and edge control. This level is for those who have passed Kids Skate 3 or equivalent.
Crossovers and 3-turns are the focus, but skaters will also improve their edge control and balance.
This is where skaters will learn backwards crossovers, mohawk turns, 3-jumps, and will improve skills learned in the previous level.
The focus in this level is on edge control, and learning how to connect steps and turns.
Hockey and Power Skating
Please note: Power Skating is for skaters with basic skating skills. If your skater is new to Hockey or Ringette, please register them in a Kids Skate program.
Does your child have the have the fundamental skating skills and is itching to play hockey? This class will provide your child with the opportunity to learn the basics of hockey in a fun environment. We will focus on skills such as passing, shooting, and puck handling, while reinforcing correct stick placement and posture. This program is also suitable for kids in Timbits, lower tier Novice, and House League players.
Does your child have the have the fundamental skating skills and is itching to play hockey? This class will provide your child with the opportunity to learn the basics of hockey in a fun and lower cost environment.
We will focus on skills such as passing, shooting, and puck handling, and continuing to improve skating skills in alignment with our Kids Skate programs and lessons.
Formerly Rec Figure Skating
Skills Test Achievement Recognition | Partnering with SKATE WEST Skating School, this nationally recognized program offers the opportunity for all skaters to develop figure skating skills. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating in a group or private-lesson atmosphere in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters will have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system.
Skaters can skip Kids Skate 5-8 and leap right into figure skating. In group lesson format, kids will learn fundamental skills leading to step sequences, jumps, spins, and artistry.
Skaters will further their figure skating skills in group or private lesson format, learn ice dances, and create free skate programs. In addition to skating skills, kids will gain important life skills such as goal-setting, self-discipline, confidence, time management, healthy lifestyle and coping strategies for success and failure.