These introductory classes will help you get your child (2-5yrs) ready for ice-skating and to be in a lesson on their own. This program is for those who have never been on the ice before, are unable to stand up on the ice with skates on, or are a bit unsure of the ice and need a bit more time. Instructor will introduce you both to the ice in a fun way while gaining confidence and safety on the ice through use of toys, play and ice props. Both parent and child will participate and be on the ice in lesson together Children will wear boots on the ice for the first class in Level 1 and progress to ice skates for all other classes & levels. Equipment required winter boots (only day 1 of level 1), ice skates – sharpened, CSA approved Hockey Helmet, warm clothing – snowsuit and gloves. Parent participation is required – must wear hockey helmet and ice skates. No ice cleats nor double blades in lessons. Rentals are available at the Arena at an extra cost.
Skaters will be introduced to the ice and the arena environment. Our instructors will guide parents on how to teach the basic fundamentals of standing, falling, walking and how to make their child's first experiences with the ice rewarding.