Whether this is your first time on the ice, or you are a more advanced skater, we have classes and programs for you. Take private or group lessons to perfect your skating technique or register in power skating to improve your speed and agility on the ice.

Registering for ice sport programs, lessons and camps

Registration is open to everyone at the same time whether you are currently taking lessons with us or not. 

SeasonViewable OnlineOnline RegistrationPhone-in Registration

Spring 2024 Ice Sports 

Thu, Feb 22 at 8am Tue, Mar 12 at 8am Wed, Mar 13 at 8am

View Programs and Register 

Winter skating lesson Information

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no scheduled lessons on Family Day, Monday, February 19, 2024. 

LESSON OUTCOMES: Lesson outcomes will be available to view online within your PerfectMind account by Monday March 11, 2024. 
SPRING ONLINE REGISTRATION DATE: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Skating lessons

We divide our skating programs by age and ability.  Skating Lessons run for 40 minutes with up to 8 students, Skate 60 Lessons, for children 5 to 12 years only, run for 60 minutes with smaller group sizes of up to only 5 students. 

Skate and helmet rentals for lessons must be pre-purchased online at the time of registering, keep in mind that hockey skates fit 1-2 sizes smaller than shoe size, figure skates fit the same as shoe size.

Check out our program options:

Preschool program (ages 2 to 5)

If your child is between the ages of 2 and 5, consider registering them for one of the following programs:

  • Parent and Tot skating (ages 2 to 4)
  • Snowbunnies (ages 3 to 5)
  • Preschool Level 1 to Level 3 (ages 3 to 5)

School Age program (ages 5 to 12)

If your child is between the ages of 5 and 12, consider registering them for one of the following school age programs:

  • Polar Bears
  • School Age Level 1 to Level 8
  • Skate 60 Polar Bears
  • Skate 60 School Age Level 1 to 8

Skate 60 lessons run for 60 minutes with smaller group sizes of up to only 5 students.

Youth program (ages 12-18)

If your youth wants to start skating or brush up on skills, we offer lessons for skaters between the ages of 12 and 18. 

For youth ages 13 -14 please call us at (604)469-4556 and ask about our School Age program options for teens.

Specialized programs

Each season we provide a variety of specialized programs that teach children of all ages how to play hockey, learn how to pass, shoot, stick handle and skate. For a more in-depth experience, try taking private hockey lessons. Prior to registering in a hockey program please read our Code of Conduct for City Hockey Programs.

 Hockey program prerequisites and levels of complexity

Prerequisites are a way of making sure that the children and youth registering for our hockey programs have some prior skating experience. This, not only helps the instructor to teach at a certain level, but it also helps players to feel more comfortable and confident with the program. 

 

ProgramAgePre-requisiteComplexity

Fun Hockey

5-9

Passing Schoolage Level 1
Below Schoolage Level 5

Mild

Pond Hockey

5-9

10-14

Passing Schoolage Level 2 (5-9)
Passing Schoolage Level 3 (10-14) or
an on-ice assessment prior to registration

Mild - Moderate

Power Skating

8-14

Passing Schoolage Level 4 or
an on-ice assessment prior to registration
Moderate - Complex

Forward Puck Handling & Shooting

8-14 Passing Schoolage Level 4 or
an on-ice assessment prior to registration
Complex
Goalie Only Power Skating 11-15 N/A Moderate - Complex

 

Private lessons

We offer private skate lessons for new to experienced skaters of any age. Tailored lessons meet your personal needs in a one-on-one learning environment.

Want to improve your hockey skills? Take private hockey lessons. We offer private lessons to children between the ages of five and thirteen. Improve your power and agility in a one-on-one learning environment.

Adult skate lessons and Adult Hockey

Are you an adult who wants to learn to skate or brush up on your skills? Try taking our adult skating lessons, class sizes are small in order to provide you with individual attention.  We also offer Adult Power Skating and Hockey Skills for beginner hockey players looking to improve their skills or become confident enough to join a league. 

Skating and Hockey Program Expectations

  • Prior to registering in a hockey program please read our Code of Conduct for City Hockey Programs.
  • Please come dressed to go on the ice. Participants must wear skates, helmet and gloves. Ensure that equipment fits, skates are sharpened and laced tightly and helmet fits snugly.

  • Skate and helmet rentals may be purchased online at the time of registration. Hockey skates fit 1-2 sizes smaller than shoe size; figure skates fit the same as shoe size.

  • CSA approved hockey, ski or snowboard helmets are mandatory for all participants. Bike helmets are not permitted.

  • For hockey programs, a CSA approved helmet with a face cage or full visor, full hockey equipment is required including neck guard and a hockey stick.

  • Bring a water bottle, if needed.

  • In case of an emergency, parents/guardians are required to remain close to the arena.