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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

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Skating and Hockey Programs

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.

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.

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

The weekly session is for figure skating athletes to practice their skills in a fun and relaxed environment. It is suggested that skaters have achieved at least Star 5, bronze/silver tests, or novice competitive and up. 

You can bring your own coach, but they must register with and sign a waiver.

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.

In these power skating and hockey skills classes we will focus on 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. The hockey skills will teach individual and team puck skills, full ice drills, and fun, non-contact scrimmages.

Choose from level 1, 2 or 2/3!

Please register for the appropriate level for you as opposed to the ice schedule.