Information | Scheduled system upgrade - May long weekend

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To request a skating lesson for your school call 403-366-3923.

Teachers, coordinate skating lessons for your students. Our instructors will teach your students a new skill while having fun.

Skating lesson

Grades: Preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 – 12.

Location: Various Arenas based on ice availability.

Cost: $6 per child, per 45 minute lesson. Minimum number of lessons is five. At select locations rentals for skates and helmets is available at an additional charge.

To request a skating lesson for your school, contact: call 403-366-3923.

School skating lessons are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on ice availability and instructor availability.

About the programs

Our school skating lesson is similar to the Learn to Skate program as described on Our program focuses on the basic fundamentals that are required to make skating a lifetime activity. Our instructors teach skating through games and fun activities. On the first day of classes, children are grouped according to ability with an instructor/child ratio of 1:10.

Some of the skills that may be incorporated into the games and activities are:

  • The proper/safe way of falling down and getting up
  • Scraping the ice
  • ½ snowplow stop
  • Forward and backward walking/striding
  • Forward and backward one and two foot glides



Children must wear:

  1. Hockey helmet - helmet must be Canadian Safety Association (CSA) approved. Hockey helmet with full face cage is recommended. Bicycle helmets are NOT permitted. Refer to Participant Helmet Standards found at under skating.
  2. Lace-up skates - hockey skates are recommended over skates with buckles. Ensure skates are sharpened (new skates do not come sharpened).
  3. Gloves or mittens.
  4. Snow pants and jacket are recommended.

Teacher / Parent involvement

The school program skating lesson is designed with an instructor/child ratio of 1:10.

The school will be required to organize parent/guardian volunteers to assist with tying skates and putting on helmets. School volunteers may be required for on-ice support. Should the parent/guardian volunteers be requested by the instructor to assist on the ice, they are required to wear;

  1. Hockey helmet (recommended)
  2. Footwear - cleats over shoes (cleats provided)
  3. Gloves or mittens

Note: If a child requires a support staff/aide in school, they will also require this support on the ice.

Interested in other program options? Check out our programs for schools​ or visit to learn how to register for individual programs.