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The LBCA facility will require proof of vaccination for everyone 12 years old and over. In addition, 18 years and older will need a picture ID.

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Only the doors on the east entrance of the building are open

Pre-CanSkate

The Pre-CanSkate program is an unparented program designed for children 4 to 5 years of age, who have never skated before or who are not yet confident on the ice. This program teaches children the basics of how to get up when they fall down, how to move forward, basic backward movement and how to stop.

Lessons are taught by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches and trained Program Assistants in a group format so children must be somewhat independent and not require one-on-one supervision.

These sessions are shorter in length to accommodate the younger skater. Skaters will learn in an energetic, fun environment using skating aids and toys with the goal of having fun. If your child is able to focus for 30 minutes in a group setting under the direction of the coach, then he/she could give it a try at 3 years old at the start of the program.

Skaters should be able to participate without a parent on the ice.

What do you need to participate?

How to dress for the cold ice:

  • waterproof long pants,
  • waterproof mittens (NO hockey gloves),
  • warm jacket.
  • No elbow pads, no kneepads, no hockey gear. 

Equipment you will need:

  • You need lace up skates (we DO NOT recommend "Adjustable or Expandable" skates)
  • CSA-approved hockey helmet with a cage is mandatory

Please read Skate Canada's helmet use policy.


Bike/ski/snowboard helmets are not allowed as they are not appropriate head protection for any ice surface and are unacceptable in the Pre-CanSkate or CanSkate programs.

Schedule

Please note that some ice times may be canceled and/or changed to accommodate the number of skaters registered.  Make-Ups for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they must miss a day for any reason unless prearranged with a coach.

2021-2022 Registration

Register Here

Small Ice Surface

12 weeks
Fall - Sept 20 - Dec 11, 2021
(no breaks - skating on Thursday, Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

12 weeks
Winter - Jan 3 - March 26, 2022
(no breaks - skating on Feb 17, 18 (Teachers' Convention) and March 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 (Spring Break))

Class 1 - No previous skating experience. Skater is unable to stand or move on their own.

Class 2Minimal skating experience. Skaters can stand by themselves and move across the width of the ice.

Fall Session
Day Time Cost
Tuesday 9-9:30 AM | 9:30-10 AM | 1:15-1:45 PM | 1:45-2:15 PM $135.00  Fall
Wednesday 8:45 - 9:15 AM $135.00  Fall
Wednesday 5-5:30 PM $67.50 (starts Nov 3)
Thursday 9-9:30 AM | 9:30-10 AM | 1:15-1:45 PM | 1:45-2:15 PM $135.00  Fall
Thursday 4-4:30 | 4:30-5:00 PM $67.50 (starts Nov 4)
Saturday 11-11:30 AM | 11:30-12 PM $135.00  Fall
Winter Session
Day Time Cost
Monday 8:45 - 9:15 AM $135.00  Winter
Tuesday 9-9:30 AM | 9:30-10 AM | 1:15-1:45 PM | 1:45-2:15 PM $135.00  Winter
Wednesday 8:45 - 9:15 AM $135.00  Winter
Thursday 9-9:30 AM | 9:30-10 AM | 1:15-1:45 PM | 1:45-2:15 PM $135.00  Winter
Saturday 11-11:30 AM | 11:30-12 PM $135.00  Winter
Discount: 20% off for 2 times per week OR a Fall and Winter Session

CanSkate

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long-term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.
 

What is CanSkate?



Who’s it for?
CanSkate is for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus is for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.
 

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control, and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.
 

What can you expect?

Action, movement, and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress.

Schedule

Please note that some ice times may be canceled and/or changed to accommodate the number of skaters registered.  Make-Ups for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they must miss a day for any reason unless prearranged with a coach.

2021-2022 Registration

Register Here

Small Ice Surface

12 weeks
Fall - Sept 21 - Dec 11, 2021
(no breaks - skating on Thursday, Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

12 weeks
Winter - Jan 4 - March 26, 2022
(no breaks - skating on Feb 17, 18 (Teachers' Convention) and March 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 (Spring Break))

Day Time Cost
Tuesday 5:00-5:45 PM | 5:45-6:30 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Wednesday 4:00-4:45 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Thursday 5:00-5:45 PM | 5:45-6:30 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Saturday 12:00-12:45 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Discount: 20% off for 2 times per week OR a Fall and Winter Session

 

ALL FEES ARE QUOTED IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

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