General Information - Hockey Lessons
Skating Lesson Registration & Program Dates
Registration starts: Wed, September 9
Programs start: Mon, Sep 14 (Sep 14 – Oct 11)
Registration starts: Wed, October 7
Programs start: Mon, Oct 12 (Oct 12 – Nov 15)
Set 3 Registration starts: Tue, November 10
Programs start: Mon, Nov 16 (Nov 16 – Dec 20)
Hockey Lesson Information
The dressing rooms will remain closed so please arrive wearing as much of your gear as possible. Full gear is required.
All hockey lessons will focus on skill development through drills and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Currently there will no scrimmages held in class.
Hockey for Fun (7-14 yrs)
The emphasis for this hockey program is fun through skill development. Full equipment is mandatory. Participants should have completed Level 2 or a skating assessment prior to registration as participants must already be able to skate and stop.
(5-8 yrs) 3:45-4:30 p.m.
(9-13 yrs) 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Intro to Adult Hockey Skills (18+)
This co-ed class is for hockey beginners.
It is ideal for adults who want to learn hockey skills and are new skaters or those that can skate but have never had a stick in their hands before. Participants will learn the fundamentals of skating, passing, stick handling, and shooting. This is a basic class designed for true beginners only. Full gear recommended but the minimum requirements are gloves, stick, skates, and a helmet. Helmets and skates are available.
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Adult Co-ed Hockey Skills & Drills (18+)
This adult co-ed program offers hockey specific drills that focus on stick and skating skills and positional play. Fitness and general conditioning will also be developed. This class is great for those wanting to improve their game and get extra ice time. Goalies play for free. Full gear is required.
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Day of Lessons
What to expect when you arrive:
Show up 15 minutes before your scheduled lesson time (please do not arrive earlier or later than this time). Wait outside the Ice Arena South doors on the 'Wait Here' markers. A staff member will check you in, ask you COVID-19 screening questions, and direct you to a spot inside where you can put your skates on.
Please come skate-ready wearing all the appropriate gear. The change rooms will be closed. Washrooms will be available.
What to expect during your visit:
After you have been checked-in at the front door, you will be led to an area to put on your skates. This will be your dedicated area to change, leave bags, and view the lesson from. Dress warmly as this area is in located in the bleachers at ice level. For a child hockey lesson please do not accompany your child with more than one adult. A staff member will then provide a lesson orientation and check if you need skate and helmet rentals.
Rental skates and helmets are available if needed and included in the lesson cost. They are cleaned and disinfected after every use.
An instructor will call out your name when it is your turn to get on the ice and start your lesson. At the end of the lesson you will be led back to your designated changing spot. Please leave within 10 minutes of the end of your lesson and exit through the assigned exit doors.
As a reminder, please maintain at least two-metres or six-feet of distance from staff and other guests during your visit.