Skating and Hockey Programs

Tips for visiting Active Living

  1. Masks must be worn in common areas of UCalgary. Read the mask policy here.  
  2. Change rooms and locker rooms are not available. Exceptions are made for Aquatic Centre programs that may access the change rooms (showers are closed).
  3. Drop-in opportunities are not available. 
  4. Bring your own water bottle – while you can fill your bottle, water fountains are not available.
  5. When you register for a program, we will supply you with new safety guidelines. Please review them carefully prior to your visit. 

 

Sharpen your skills

Skaters of all experience levels will find a class that can take them to the next level from Active Living. Hosted at the Olympic Oval, our skating and hockey programs offer expert coaching and excellent class times.

Beginners can get their footing in our adult Learn to Skate classes. Or learn to play Canada's pass-time in our Adult Hockey program.

Hockey and Ringette players can an edge in their game with several levels of Power Skating available.

Figure skaters of all levels are welcome to join our adult Figure Skating Club, which runs during the week over lunchtime. 

UCalgary Active Living learn to hockey program
UCalgary Figure Skating Club

Skating Programs


Adult Learn to Skate 1

Never been on skates before? Has it been too long? Terrified of falling? In small groups, you will learn at your own pace. Focus is on balance, falling down and getting up, moving forwards, gliding, and building confidence.

Sun | 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
or
Thur | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Register for Adult Skate 1

Adult Learn to Skate 2

Once you can glide, snowplow stop, and walk backwards, this level 2 class will introduce fundamental skating skills such as one-foot glides, edges, side stops, and backwards c-cuts, as well as introducing intermediate skills such as crossovers and tight turns.

Sun | 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
or
Thur | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Register for Adult Skate 2

Adult Learn to Skate 3

For those wanting to improve their backwards skating and edges, and learn crossovers, pivot turns, tight turns and other advanced skills.

Sun | 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
or
Thur | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Register for Adult Skate 3

Adult Power Skating & Hockey Skills 1

Do you have the fundamental movement skills to skate, but are new to hockey? This course is for individuals with little or no hockey experience, who wish to learn the basic skills necessary to play in a sport specific setting. The first portion will be skating skill development, and the second portion will focus on skills such as passing, shooting, and puck control. 

Register for Adult Power Skating and Hockey Skills 1

Adult Power Skating & Hockey Skills 2

Have you taken a few of our Adult Hockey or Power Skating classes and/or have experience playing hockey at a recreational level? This course is for those who are looking to progress their skills and develop good habits. The first portion will focus on improving skating skills, the second
on hockey skills appropriate for the level of the group. In addition, there will be a focus on developing the strength and stamina needed for more advanced skills.

Register for Adult Power Skating & Hockey Skills 2