Skating lessons

Skating lessons

We have skating lessons for all ages who want to gain confidence on the ice and improve technique while learning to skate. Lessons are at select arenas only.

Benefits of skating lessons


  • Learn 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 

Types of 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 hockey/figure skating backgrounds. Some may also hold certificates from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Figures Skating, CanSkate, other Hockey 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 skating lessons like?


Our program focuses on the basics required to make skating a lifetime activity. Our instructors teach skating through games and fun activities.

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 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 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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