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. Part of the lesson may be sitting, crawling and/or kneeling on the ice with your child. Both parent and child will participate and be on the ice in lesson together. Equipment required: ice skates – sharpened, CSA approved Hockey Helmet, warm clothing – snowsuit and gloves. Parent participation is required – must wear CSA approved hockey helmet and ice skates. No ice cleats nor double blades in lessons. Rentals are available at the Arena at an extra cost.
For the preschooler (3-6yrs), taking their first steps on the ice to continuing to learn the basics of edges, gliding, backwards skating, stopping and crossovers. Learn safety, balance, and independence as you progress through introductory to Intermediate skills. Come prepared and dressed for skate lesson with CSA approved Hockey Helmet and sharpened ice skates. Dress in active/warm pants & jacket to move in (no jeans or cords) with a pair of gloves. Rentals are available at the Arena at an extra cost.
For child (6-13yrs) who have never skated before to those continuing to work on improving their ice skills. From learning how to fall safely and get up on your own to forward strides, gliding, stopping, sculling, backwards skating, crossovers and turns. As you progress through levels 1 – 6, you will continue to build on power and speed with precision in your skills. Come prepared and dressed for skate lesson with CSA approved Hockey Helmet and sharpened ice skates. Dress in active/warm pants & jacket to move in (no jeans or cords) with a pair of gloves. Rentals are available at the Arena at an extra cost.
For the child who has completed level 1 lessons and/or able to skate the width of the rink unassisted and can perform a snow plough to stop. These learn to hockey lessons are a fun way to introduce your child to ice-skating with a hockey stick, puck skills and begin learning the game of hockey. Equipment required CSA Approved Hockey Helmet with full-face mask, hockey gloves, hockey stick and dress in a snowsuit or hockey pants with jersey (optional).