Skating & Hockey

Learn to Skate, Figure Skating and more

Hockey - Introduction for Adults

For adult skaters, this intro rec hockey class covers the rules, plus practice drills, skills, and scrimmages. Men and women welcome and no previous hockey experience is required. Participants must have basic skating skills and need a helmet with full face cage, mouth guard, neck, shoulder, elbow and shin pads, hockey pants, gloves, jersey & socks, pelvic protection, stick, skates and a water bottle.

Hockey - Recreational Level 1 (6 yrs & up)

An alternative to Minor Hockey, boys and girls 6 and under are welcome to play non-competitive Recreational Hockey! Previous experience isn’t required, however participants need basic skating skills (Level 3 Learn to Skate or equivalent) to play. Full equipment is required: helmet with full face cage, mouth guard, neck, shoulder, elbow and shin pads, hockey pants, gloves, jersey & socks, pelvic protection, stick, skates and water bottle.

Hockey - Recreational Level 2

A continuation of Level 1, boys and girls learn team tactics and strategies. Previous hockey experience or Level 1 plus basic skating skills or Level 3 Learn to Skate is a prerequisite. Full equipment is required: helmet with full face cage, mouth guard, neck, shoulder, elbow and shin pads, hockey pants, gloves, jersey and socks, pelvic protection, stick, skates and water bottle.

Learn to Skate Level 1 (6 yrs & under)

Skaters 6 and under with little to no on ice experience will begin working on balance and forward movement. Skaters must wear helmets (bicycle helmets are not allowed), gloves/mittens and skates. See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details.

Learn to Skate Level 1 (6 yrs & up)

Skaters 6 and up with little to no on ice experience will overcome apprehension and begin working on skills such as balance and forward movement. Skaters must wear helmets (bicycle helmets are not allowed), gloves/mittens and skates. See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details.

Learn to Skate Level 2 (6 yrs & under)

Once skaters have learned to balance and skate forward, they’ll work on two-footed glides and scraping for snowplow stops. Skaters need gloves/mittens, skates and helmets (no bike helmets allowed). See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details. Level 1 or equivalent a prerequisite.

Learn to Skate Level 2 (6 yrs & up)

Once skaters have learned to balance and skate forward, they’ll work on two-footed glides and scraping for snowplow stops. Skaters need gloves/mittens, skates and helmets (no bike helmets allowed). See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details. Level 1 or equivalent a prerequisite.

Learn to Skate Level 3 (6 yrs & up)

For those who are comfortable on the ice and have some skating experience. Introduction to backwards skating begins here. Participants must be able to execute L-push to two foot glide and snowplow stop. Participants must wear a hockey helmet; bicycle helmets are not permitted. See the Program Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate Programs' for more details. Gloves or mittens and skates are also required. PREREQUISITE: Level 2 or equivalent skill level. Please Note: All levels have been re-evaluated, requirements for completion may have been modified.

Learn to Skate Level 4 (6 yrs & up)

For skaters with strong forward skating and moderate backward skating skills who can perform an L-push to two- foot glide with stop. Skaters must wear gloves/mittens, skates and helmets (no bike helmets allowed). See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details. Level 3 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Learn to Skate Level 5

For skaters with strong forward/backward skills who can perform two foot turns, backward one foot glides and forward circle thrusts in both directions. Skaters must wear gloves/mittens, skates and hockey helmets (no bike helmets allowed). See 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details. Level 4 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Learn to Skate Level 6

For skaters who can perform forward crossovers (both directions), have good edge control and can skate confidently, with speed. Skaters must wear gloves/mittens, skates and a hockey helmet (no bike helmets allowed). See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details. Level 5 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Learn to Skate - Level 1 (Adult)

Ready to learn to skate? Starting with the basics, you’ll learn balance, posture, two foot jumps, snowplow stops, forward skating and gliding. Bring a hockey helmet (no bike helmet allowed) gloves/mittens and skates. See the Program Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate Programs' for more details.

Learn to Skate - Parent & Child

Support your child while they learn to skate, gain confidence and have fun! Children must wear gloves/mittens, skates and a hockey helmet (no bicycle helmets allowed) and each child must be accompanied on the ice by an adult. See the Form 'Participant Helmet Standards for Learn to Skate' for details. Please see your Confirmation Receipt or Recreation Program Guide for skating ability and equipment requirements for the adult.