CLASS SESSIONS:

  • Classes will run weekly from fall to spring.
  • Classes are suspended during holidays to allow families time for other activities.

2017/18  Classes Begin:
Wednesday Programs ~ Oct. 25
Sunday Programs ~ Oct. 22

2017/18 Classes End:
Wednesday Programs ~ Mar. 28
Sunday Programs ~ Mar. 25

CLASS OVERVIEW:

WEDNESDAYS SUNDAYS

LEARN TO SKATE 1
DESCRIPTION: A fun and interactive introductory for first time skaters. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • sit down and get up
  • balance and posture
  • turning on the spot
  • marching
  • glide development
  • stopping
  • jumping

AGE: 3+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: No previous experience required
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet and face mask are mandatory for Learn to Skate 1 and 2


LEARN TO SKATE 2
DESCRIPTION: For a skater that is confident standing on their own, this class is intended to further forwards stride development and introduce backwards skating. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • two foot jumping
  • running
  • backwards skating
  • double skulling
  • stopping
  • single foot balance
  • single foot glide

AGE: 3+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Learn to Skate 1 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet and face mask are mandatory for Learn to Skate 1 and 2


LEVEL 1
DESCRIPTION: For the skater that has mastered basic balance, this class is intended to further edge skill development. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • tee push-offs
  • forwards double skulling
  • backwards double skulling
  • bilateral 1/2 snowplow stops
  • forwards circle thrusts
  • intro to forwards crossovers

AGE: 4+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Learn to Skate 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet mandatory, face mask recommended


LEVEL 2
DESCRIPTION: Building on the skills learned in level 1, this class is intended to further edge development and increase efficiency through turns. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • stroking development
  • bilateral single foot gliding
  • two foot turns forwards & backwards
  • forwards crossovers
  • backwards crossovers
  • inside edge control

AGE: 5+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Level 1 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet mandatory, face mask recommended


LEVEL 3
DESCRIPTION: This class is intended to solidify the skills learned in Level 2 as well as build speed, power and efficiency. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • forwards crossovers
  • backwards crossovers
  • forwards outside edge control
  • bilateral jumping transitions
  • backwards 1/2 snowplow stop

AGE: 5+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet mandatory, face mask recommended

PRE-POWER SKATING
DESCRIPTION: An introductory class prior to entering power skating. Skaters work in a smaller class setting and are introduced to the basics of stick handling, puck control and work on stride development, cross overs and turning.
PREREQUISITE: Learn to Skate 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet with full face mask is mandatory


JUNIOR POWER SKATING
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Stride development, elongation, cross overs, turn and stopping. Power Skating Skills are partnered with stick work and puck handling development. Skaters learn to utilize their entire body to power their stride.
AGE: 6+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Pre-Power Skating or Level 1 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with full facemask, neck guard, hockey gloves and hockey stick


SENIOR POWER SKATING
DESCRIPTION: Senior Power skaters complete drills that are designed to master cross overs and turning while maintaining a continuous fluid movement. Players gain control over their stride and realize how much easier it is to move and transition with speed. Drills are mastered with and without pucks and sticks.
AGE: 6+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Junior Power Skating or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with full facemask, neck guard, hockey gloves and hockey stick

INTRO TO FIGURE SKATING
DESCRIPTION: An introductory class for skaters with an interest in Figure Skating. Skaters will build upon skills gained in Level 1 and Level 2, with the introduction of new Figure Skating Basics, including the introduction to jumps, spins, dance patterns and skill development.
AGE: 7+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory until removal is approved by instructor


ADVANCED FIGURE SKATING
DESCRIPTION: Building on the Intro to Figure Skating program, skaters will work with the instructors in a small group environment to advance their competency in jumps, spins, dance patterns and graduate into more advanced skill development.
AGE: 7+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Intro to Figure Skating and the recommendation of the instructor for advancement
REQUIREMENTS: Proper figure skating attire

LEARN TO SKATE 1
DESCRIPTION: A fun and interactive introductory for first time skaters. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • sit down and get up
  • balance and posture
  • turning on the spot
  • marching
  • glide development
  • stopping
  • jumping

AGE: 3+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: No previous experience required
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet and face mask are mandatory for Learn to Skate 1 and 2


LEARN TO SKATE 2
DESCRIPTION: For a skater that is confident standing on their own, this class is intended to further forwards stride development and introduce backwards skating. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • two foot jumping
  • running
  • backwards skating
  • double skulling
  • stopping
  • single foot balance
  • single foot glide

AGE: 3+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Learn to Skate 1 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet and face mask are mandatory for Learn to Skate 1 and 2


LEVEL 1
DESCRIPTION: For the skater that has mastered basic balance, this class is intended to further edge skill development. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • tee push-offs
  • forwards double skulling
  • backwards double skulling
  • bilateral 1/2 snowplow stops
  • forwards circle thrusts
  • intro to forwards crossovers

AGE: 4+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Learn to Skate 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet mandatory, face mask recommended


LEVEL 2
DESCRIPTION: Building on the skills learned in level 1, this class is intended to further edge development and increase efficiency through turns. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • stroking development
  • bilateral single foot gliding
  • two foot turns forwards & backwards
  • forwards crossovers
  • backwards crossovers
  • inside edge control

AGE: 5+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Level 1 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet mandatory, face mask recommended


LEVEL 3
DESCRIPTION: This class is intended to solidify the skills learned in Level 2 as well as build speed, power and efficiency. Skaters will gain skills in:

  • forwards crossovers
  • backwards crossovers
  • forwards outside edge control
  • bilateral jumping transitions
  • backwards 1/2 snowplow stop

AGE: 5+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet mandatory, face mask recommended

PRE-POWER SKATING
DESCRIPTION: An introductory class prior to entering power skating. Skaters work in a smaller class setting and are introduced to the basics of stick handling, puck control and work on stride development, cross overs and turning.
PREREQUISITE: Learn to Skate 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet with full face mask is mandatory

INTRO TO FIGURE SKATING
DESCRIPTION: An introductory class for skaters with an interest in Figure Skating. Skaters will build upon skills gained in Level 1 and Level 2, with the introduction of new Figure Skating Basics, including the introduction to jumps, spins, dance patterns and skill development.
AGE: 7+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 or equivalent
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory until removal is approved by instructor


ADVANCED FIGURE SKATING
DESCRIPTION: Building on the Intro to Figure Skating program, skaters will work with the instructors in a small group environment to advance their competency in jumps, spins, dance patterns and graduate into more advanced skill development.
AGE: 7+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Intro to Figure Skating and the recommendation of the instructor for advancement
REQUIREMENTS: Proper figure skating attire

ADULT FIGURE SKATING
DESCRIPTION: There is no age limit on your ability to learn to skate. We accomodate all levels and abilities within this fun and interactive class. Participants will learn the basics of edge control, body positioning, balance, gliding, spins, turns and jumps.
AGE: 16+ as of class start date
PREREQUISITE: Very little experience is required but we ask that participants be able to stand and balance on skates
REQUIREMENTS: CSA approved head protection is recommended for beginning skaters but is optional

SPACE
 Please see the program flyer for schedule details.

FEES:

Program Fees
Learn to Skate – up to level 4 $225
Intro to Figure Skating $240
Advanced Figure Skating $265
Pre-Power Skating $240
Power Skating (Junior and Senior) $265
Adult Classes $265
Every attempt is made to keep the cost of our programs affordable. However due to the fluctuation in the  cost of ice, our fees are adjusted accordingly.

FEE DISCOUNT:

REGISTER ONLINE and receive a $10 discount* off your registration fees.

*discount limited to online registrations completed prior to September 29, 2017 @ 9pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • There is a $30 NSF fee for dishonored cheques.
  • Registration refunds will be pro-rated and subject to a $30 administration fee.
  • Refunds are not available after the second week of November in the year of registration for the program.