UCalgary Active Living learn to skate class

Skating and Hockey Programs

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
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
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
Thur | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Register for Adult Skate 3

Figure Skating Club

All levels of figure skaters are welcome to join us at the Olympic Oval for relaxed, friendly, and fun ice times this semester. Come as little or often as you like. A sound system is available, and coaches are welcome provided they register (no fee) with the program coordinator.

Register for the Figure Skating Club

Adult Power Skating & Hockey Skills

From beginner to advanced, we have a variety of co-ed power skating and hockey skills classes to choose from. Our physical literacy approach will increase your confidence on the ice, and you will learn or improve all the basic skills to fully enjoy the game of hockey.

The power skating courses will focus on teaching and improving all the fundamental skating skills, from stopping to crossovers, and help you develop good habits to help you improve your hockey game. The higher levels will include strength, conditioning and stamina components, as well as more advanced skating skills.

Our hockey skills are run like a team hockey practice: warmup, teaching individual puck skills, full ice drills, and a fun non contact scrimmage to end.

Choose from level 1, 2 or 3!

Levels 1 & 2 sign up for our “combo” class where you can take both power skating and hockey skills classes back to back for a discounted fee

Level 3 is a 1.5 hour combined class to get you in shape for your season or as an alternative to league play.

Register for Adult Power Skating and Hockey Skills