Figure skating lessons

Lessons for experienced skaters with strong forward skating skills, who want to learn figure skating moves ​and dance on ice. Lessons are at select arenas only.

Benefits of figure skating lessons


  • Develop complex skating skills while building confidence in a supportive environment
  • Make friends with like-minded interests
  • Experience the joy of improvement and try something new
  • Improve joint flexibility, cardiovascular health end muscle strength
  • Enhance coordination, balance and body awareness
  • Create your own style of expression through movement

Spring & summer registration dates


Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Feb. 22 - Summer day camp schedule preview
  • March 5 - Summer day camp registration
  • March 7 - Program and class schedule preview
  • March 12 - Program and class registration
  • March 14 - Certification registration

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.).
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Types of figure skating lessons


You can register online, in person at our Aquatic facilities, or by calling
403-268-3800 (option 1).

About our skating instructors


Our instructors have strong figure skating backgrounds. Some may also hold certificates from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Figure Skating, CanSkate, other Figure Skating Certification and/or Nationally recognized HIGH FIVE Certification.

All our Instructors hold current Intermediate First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level “C” and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.

What are figure skating lessons like?


We help skaters meet their personal goals in a fun, non-competitive environment. 

Skaters participate in drills and activities to learn edges, jumps, spins, specialty moves and more. 

On the first day of classes, participants will be assessed on their abilities. This ensures their progress throughout the session is optimized.

Multiple lessons will be held on the ice simultaneously. Specific viewing areas are provided for parents to watch while lesson is in progress.

Come prepared


We recommend you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to lesson start time to be dressed and prepared for the lesson.

The following gear is required for figure skating lessons:

  • Hockey helmet - helmet must be Canadian Safety Association (CSA) approved. Hockey helmet with full face cage is recommended. Bicycle helmets are NOT permitted
  • Lace-up figure skates - Ensure skates are sharpened (new skates do not come sharpened). Skates with buckles are not recommended
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Snow pants and jacket are recommended
  • Refer to participant skate & helmet recommendations found at calgary.ca/recreationforms under skating, and view our equipment videos for additional information on helmetsskates & Hockey equipment

More skating lessons


Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.

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