- Constant Instruction
- Enthusiastic Instructors
- Dedicated On-Ice Supervisor who oversees and monitors the progress of all skaters
- Student-to-Instructor ratio average of 6:1
- 45 minute on-ice lessons
- Detailed report cards, including ribbon at end of every course
- Toys & games to encourage motivation and progress
This program is designed for children under 6 years of age that have never skated, or have limited movement (cannot stand up, or have difficulty walking). We create an environment that encourages participation with fun activities, while developing Pre-Beginner level skills using various techniques with plenty of encouragement.
This general skating program is designed for children to advance their skating skills and introduce them to various ice sports. Participants must have completed our Ice Breaker program or be able to skate unassisted. This program has 6 levels allowing children to progress from Beginner to Advanced.
Strong skating skills are the foundation of any great young hockey player. This program develops skills required to become a confident player using drills for conditioning & speed and includes sport development activities. Participants are required to have a hockey stick, and must be at a Pre-Novice level or higher (or have equivalent experience)
- It is mandatory for all participants to have ice skates, gloves/mittens and a C.S.A approved hockey helmet with face guard.
- Skills & Drills participants must have hockey gloves and a hockey stick.
- Hockey Prep participants should wear full hockey equipment.
- Layer clothing for warmth. Sweat suit or long underwear under nylon (water proof) pants, and a jacket/hockey jersey.
- Skills & Drills participants wear full equipment. (if you have it, wear it).
- Do not buy skates too big in hopes of 'growing into them'.
- Leather or vinyl lace-up skates provide the best support.
- Skates should fit snugly, providing firm support around the ankles, heels and instep.
- When checking for proper fit, keep skates slightly loose, stand on a mat or skate guards having the skater bend their knees (down hill ski position), wiggle toes to the front of the boot. One finger placed down the back of the skate, indicates a proper fit; two fingers indicate the skate is too large. If you can not place a finger down the heel of the skate this indicates the skate is probably too small.
- Skates should be laced fairly loosely over the toes, but snugly over the top of the foot and ankle areas.
- Once tied you should not be able to pull up on the laces, the skater should be able to walk across the floor without any difficulty and the skate boot should not lean.
- Can't remember the last time you sharpened the skates? Then it's time to get them sharpened.
- Generally for safety, it is recommended skates be sharpened after 4-5 hours of use, and NEW skates must be sharpened.