Active Kids — Summer - Fall 2012
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Registration Start Date: July 3 (open)

No Classes: October 6, 8, 20, 2012
Don’t forget to purchase your parking pass when registering!

9 Week Programs

Tots Skate 3-5 years

Encourage your child’s love of skating early. Starting at age 3, Tots Skate is divided into 3 levels to suit your child’s ability. Your child will learn fundamental skating skills by having fun! Our certified coaches use a variety of teaching aids to challenge and amuse kids during their lessons.

• Parking Passes are available for this program. Purchase them online or by calling (403) 220-7749.


First timer? Help your child discover skating. With a parent, kids will learn how to balance, fall down and get up, walk forwards and backwards while having fun and playing games. Parents who are not confident on skates may wear shoes on the ice until skaters can move around on their own. To preserve ice cleanliness they must be clean, indoor shoes.


For kids who can fall down and get up, balance, and skate forwards all by themselves, this level is for kids who do not need a parent to help them and have passed Icetots. With the help of one of our fun instructors, skaters will take the next steps and learn how to glide on one foot, skate forwards and backwards with glide, and stop with balance.


Sharpen your skating skills! If your child has passed Kinderskate, he/she will continue to develop their skills with other eager skaters as they learn skills like bubbles, skating forwards and backwards with speed, and gliding one foot with balance.

Kids Skate 1-4 6-12 years

Get your kids off to the right start. They will discover the joy of skating on the ”World’s Fastest Ice”. Our sequential program will have your kids doing ‘loopty loops’ and power moves in no time. Not 6 yet? Check out our Tots Skate classes, they’re specifically designed for the development and instruction of preschoolers.

• Parking Passes are available for this program. Purchase them by calling Client Services at (403) 220-7749.


New skaters or those moving on from Tots Skate will enjoy this introductory lesson. Grouped according to ability, they will learn how to move forwards, backwards, stop and glide with balance.


For Kids Skate 1 graduates, skaters will improve existing skills and learn new ones like t-pushes, bubbles and skating with more speed.


YSKS300 Have you passed Kid Skate 2? Emphasis in this level is backwards skating and stopping. Skaters will also learn how to turn from forwards to backwards and glide on a curve.


YSKS400 Kids will learn how to do more advanced skills like crossovers, c-cuts, 3-turns, and edge control. This level is for those who have passed Kids Skate 3 or equivalent.

Registration Start Date: July 3 (open)

No Classes: October 6, 8, 20, 2012 Don’t forget to purchase your parking pass when registering!

9 Week Programs

Kids Skate 5-8 9-14 years

Has your ‘tween or teen completed Kids Skate 4 but not ready to hang up the blades yet? Keen skaters will hone their skills and improve technique to enjoy a lifetime of skating fun.


Crossovers and 3-turns are the focus, but skaters will also improve their edge control and balance.


This is where skaters will learn backwards crossovers, mohawk turns, 3-jumps, and will improve skills learned in the previous level.


The focus in this level is on edge control, and learning how to connect steps and turns.


This final level has skaters doing tricky skills like shoot the ducks, waltzing turns, and figure eight crossovers.

Recreational Figure Skating Up to 16 years YSKF

Once skaters have completed all the Kids Skate levels, they will be ready for this relaxed and fun introduction to figure skating. In a small group setting, skaters will work with a coach to learn basic figure skating skills like jumping, spinning, and artistry.

Program Requirements:

Youth Skating & Hockey

Please read course descriptions, age limits, and pre-requisites carefully. Failure to do so will compromise your child’s ability to participate and will decrease their enjoyment and chances of success.

Online Informed Consent and Online Medical: All parents must complete this form prior to their child attending the course. Directions are available on your confirmation of registration.

Age limits are strictly adhered to. Tots Skate participants must be age 3 on or before first lesson. Kids Skate participants must be age 6 on or before first lesson.

Parented classes: Only children registered in Icetots and Little Kids Hockey require a parent. They may wear clean shoes or skates. All other parents/children must not enter the ice.

Helmets: Tots Skate and Kids Skate: CSA approved Hockey helmet, cage optional. Absolutely no bicycle helmets.Kids Power & Hockey: CSA approved Hockey helmet with cage.

Skates: Ensure correct skate fit, and lacing. Skates must fit like a running shoe, and be tightly, yet comfortably laced. If you are unsure, contact Rusty skates, new skates, and those used outdoors must be sharpened prior to first class.

Gloves: Tots Skate and Kids Skate: gloves, mittens or hockey gloves are required.Kids Power & Hockey: hockey gloves.

Stick: Kids Power & Hockey: Required

Shin pads: Kids Power & Hockey: Required