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Hockey Lessons Know Before You Go

Before getting here

Please take the time to review the email that was sent to you and complete all applicable forms. If you don’t have the email, please click on the link below and login to complete the forms.

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What to bring with you
  • Program confirmation email
 
When and Where to Arrive
  • Your program takes place in the Markin MacPhail Centre (MMC) at WinSport
  • Please park in the player’s lot
  • Enter via the player’s entrance
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson

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What To Wear
Hockey Summer Camps - Know Before You Go
  • CSA certified hockey helmet with full face mask
  • Mouth guard (recommended)
  • Neck guard
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey stick
  • Athletic supporter
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey socks
  • Skates
  • Water bottle w/ water
Please note all participants will be provided a WinSport jersey.
What else you should know
  • Parents are not permitted to watch from the players benches, but are welcome to watch from the stands
  • Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account
  • No cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year

Learn to skate/private lessons Know Before You Go

Before getting here

Please take the time to review the email that was sent to you and complete all applicable forms. If you don’t have the email, please click on the link below and login to complete the forms.

Click here for Online Forms »

What to bring with you
  • Program confirmation email
  • Progress Card from prior lessons (if applicable)

When and Where to Arrive
  • Your program takes place in the Markin MacPhail Centre (MMC) at WinSport
  • Please park in the player’s lot
  • Enter via the player’s entrance
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson

Click here to view map »
What To Wear
Learn to Skate Lessons - Know Before You Go
Participant
  • CSA certified hockey helmet (full face mask is recommended)
  • Hockey or figure skates
  • Knee and elbow pads (recommended)
  • Warm clothing in layers – our favourite is Under Armour
  • Snow pants (recommended)
  • Winter gloves and mittens

Parent (for parent and tot classes only)
  • CSA certified hockey helmet – full face mask is recommended
  • Hockey or figure skates
  • Warm clothing in layers – our favourite is Under Armour
  • Winter gloves and mittens
Do you need to rent skates & a helmet?
WinSport rents helmets and skates to program participants.
  • We recommend booking these rentals when you book your lessons
  • Rentals can also be booked prior to your lesson by calling 403.247.5452 ext. 4. Please have your program confirmation available to speed up the process
  • Rental packages can be picked up prior to your lesson at our Rental Kiosk located in Arena C
What else you should know
  • Parent & Tot Skating – all parents participating in the lesson with their child must be confident skaters
  • No street shoes or bike helmets allowed on the ice
  • Parents are not permitted to watch from the players benches, but are welcome to watch from the stands
  • Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account
  • No cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year

Power Skating lessons Know Before You Go

Before getting here

Please take the time to review the email that was sent to you and complete all applicable forms. If you don’t have the email, please click on the link below and login to complete the forms.

Click here for Online Forms »

What to bring with you
  • Program confirmation email
 
When and Where to Arrive
  • Your program takes place in the Markin MacPhail Centre (MMC) at WinSport
  • Please park in the player’s lot
  • Enter via the player’s entrance
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson

Click here to view map »
What To Wear
Power Skating Lessons - Know Before You Go
  • CSA certified helmet with full face mask (hockey or ringette)
  • Mouth guard (recommended)
  • Neck guard
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Gloves (hockey or ringette)
  • Stick (hockey or ringette)
  • Athletic supporter (hockey)
  • Pelvic protector (ringette)
  • Pants (hockey or ringette)
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey socks
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Water bottle w/ water
What else you should know
  • Parents are not permitted to watch from the players benches, but are welcome to watch from the stands
  • Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account
  • No cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year

Ski/Snowboard lessons Know Before You Go

When and Where to Arrive
There’s nothing worse than having to rush to a ski lesson and then not know where to register and get fitted for your equipment. So, we’ve created some tips below that will get you to the right place at the right time - stress-free.

Please arrive to the Frank King Day Lodge (see Snow School Meeting Spot Map). If you’re renting equipment, please arrive 1 hour prior to your lesson time and bring your completed rental waiver. Please be prepared to indicate your weight, height and shoe size so our team can fit you with the appropriate equipment. If you’re bringing your own equipment, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. Parking is free, however, on weekends and holidays we suggest allowing for extra time since you may be parked at a further lot and shuttled to the Frank King Day Lodge. We recommend that participants use the washroom prior to the start of your lesson to maximize your time on snow.

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Checking in when renting equipment
  • Enter the Frank King Day Lodge and go directly to the Rental Shop
  • Show your program confirmation to the WinSport Rental Shop staff to receive your equipment (boots, helmet, and snowboard or skis and poles).
  • After getting geared up, go outside to your lesson meeting spot where you’ll meet your instructor and receive your lift ticket. Click here to view the Snow School Meeting Spot Map. Please arrive at the meeting spot 15 minutes prior to lesson.
Checking in when not renting equipment
  • Go directly to your lesson meeting spot where you’ll meet your instructor and receive your lift ticket. Click here to view the Snow School Meeting Spot Map. Please arrive at the meeting spot 15 minutes prior to your lesson.
Please Note:
If you have registered for a multi-day program you must collect your rental equipment each day by showing your lift ticket to the Rental shop staff.

Non WinSport Season Passholders: Your instructor will provide you with a lift ticket for all days of your program, please don’t lose it! You must be have your lift ticket every day of your program.

WinSport Season Passholders: You do not require a lift ticket but must be have your season pass with you every day of your program.
What to bring
Please remember to bring a few important items you’ll need to show our team members before you start your lesson.
  • Program confirmation email
  • Completed online forms
  • Rental waiver (can be picked up outside the rental shop)
On-hill lesson procedures
To ensure everybody on the hill is able to ski and snowboard in a fun and safe manner, there are some guidelines we ask all of our visitors to follow. Due to limited space and for the safety of your child, we ask that parents please respect the parent-free zones. Parents can buy a 3-hour lift ticket at Guest Services in the Frank King Day Lodge to ski or ride while your child is in their lesson.

Helmets specifically designed for alpine sports are mandatory for all lesson and program participants and terrain park users including adults. Helmets are available to rent or purchase on site.
The fine print
  • Cancellations made greater than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made between 24 hours and 7 days prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account.
  • No Cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program.
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year.
  • If the hill is operational, Snow School lessons will run as scheduled. Credits for lessons will not be issued if the hill is operational.
What To Wear
The weather in Calgary can change hourly, so we want to make sure you stay comfortable for your entire lesson. Dress for comfort in layers so you can adjust your temperature as the conditions on the hill change. There are a number of other pieces of clothing and equipment we’ve listed below that should keep you as warm and dry as possible all day long.
Ski & Snowboard Lessons - Clothing Checklist

Ski Cellar Snowboard - Ride It Return It program

Mountain Bike Lessons Know Before You Go

Before getting here
Prior to the program start you’ll receive an email with forms that must be completed before arriving at camp. You’ll be notified when they are available.
What to bring with you
  • Program confirmation emailPeanut Free
  • Snacks incase a break is taken.  
  • Water bottle
  • Bike (if bike rental was not purchased)

  • For ages 4-5 push/balance bikes are preferred for level 1
  • Bike helmet (Full face helmet is optional but not required)
  • Bike lock (recommended)
  • Biking armour for knees, shins, elbows, arms (optional)

When and Where to Arrive
  • Your program starts and ends in the cafeteria of the Frank King Day Lodge
  • Please place your bike in the rack marked for your age group behind the building before proceeding to check-in
  • Please pick up your bike in the racks behind the building after checking out
  • Please refer to the attached map for parking and check in directions
  • If you are renting a bike for your program please arrive early to allow you time to tick up your bike prior to the program start.

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What To Wear
Mountain Bike Summer Camps - Know Before You Go
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug repellent
  • Comfortable top
  • Socks Long or short athletic pants (no skirts)
  • Extra layers
  • Change of clothes
  • Weather appropriate extras: raingear, sweater, pants
  • Comfortable athletic shoes (no open toes)
  • Change of clothes (recommended)

*Our Mountain Bike camps are designed to run in all conditions
What else you should know
  • Cancellations made greater than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account.
  • No Cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program.
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year.


If you have any questions please call 403-247-5452 ext. 4 or email info@winsport.ca before you get here.

Winter Olympic Camp Know Before You Go

Before getting here
In the weeks prior to your camp you will receive an email with forms that must be completed before arriving at camp. You will be notified when they are available.
What to bring with you
  • Snacks for morning and afternoon breaks (lunch is provided)
  • Waterbottle
  • Hat
Peanut Free
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable athletic shoes (no open toes)
  • Change of clothes
  • Weather appropriate extras: raingear, sweater, pants, coat, toque, mittens, snow boots
    • Our camps are designed to run in all weather conditions
When and Where to Arrive
  • Camps take place in the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport. Meet your coach at the Excel Homes Room 15 minutes before the start of camp. Change rooms are available.

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Camp Schedule
  • Check-in: 8:00am-8:30am
  • Pick up: 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • Camp Start: 8:30am
  • Camp End: 4:00pm-4:30pm
What To Wear
  • Athletic clothing
  • Extra layers for outdoor activities, winter boots
  • Closed toe, athletic shoes
What else you should know
  • Cancellations made greater than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account.
  • No Cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program.
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year.

Sport Ball Know Before You Go

Before getting here
Fill out all the camps forms that were emailed to you.
What to bring with you
  • Waterbottle
When and Where to Arrive
  • Your program starts and ends in the Gymnasium of the Bob Niven Centre
  • Please park in the main entrance parking lot
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson

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What To Wear
Athletic Development Summer Camp - Know Before You Go
  • Comfortable top
  • Comfortable bottom
  • Indoor athletic shoes
What else you should know
  • Cancellations made greater than 7 days prior to the program start date will be refunded less a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made between 7 days and 24 hours prior to the program start date will be credited to the purchaser's WinSport account.
  • No Cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the program start date.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes during a program.
  • Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year.