Figure skating lessons

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

Types of figure skating lessons


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

Spring & summer programs can be previewed on Mar. 9, 2023

Registration for spring & summer programs will begin Mar. 14, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. online (online waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.), at any City-operated  ​Aquatic Recreation facility or Arts Centre during posted business hours, or by calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1) - 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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 Standard 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

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