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Before You Arrive
Getting To WinSport
Specific Camp Information
What to do during/after a lesson

Before you arrive

We look forward to welcoming you to WinSport for your program.

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
  • Your Progress Card from your previous lesson, if applicable
  • Rental waiver for sking/snowboard rentals

Participation in any WinSport program is subject to the execution of WinSport's Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks, and Indemnity Agreement, and/or such other applicable waiver or release of liability (the "Waiver") by the participant or their parent or legal guardian (in the event of a minor). In the event such Waiver is not completed, the participant may not participate in the program.

Getting to WinSport

WinSport is located at 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Parking

Parking is free at WinSport. However, on weekends and holidays we suggest allowing for extra time since you may need to park at another lot further away from your lesson location. Because of the size of our campus, there are parking options that will bring you closer to the arenas, the ski/snowboard hill or other programs. For specific parking suggestions, view the map under your program area. During peak times such as weekends or holidays, we have shuttles running from the West Overflow Lot and shuttle departure times will be posted at each stop.

Hill Road/Gate Pass

If you are signed up for a lesson, there is a West Track Service Road / Hill Gate pass available for the duration of your lesson. This must be picked up from the Guest Services desk in the Frank King Day Lodge and activated prior to the first lesson.

Program Cancellation Policy

  • 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. Credits will be kept on the purchaser's WinSport account for one calendar year.
  • 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. Check our Hill Report page for up to date closure and weather information.

What to do during and after a lesson

Frank King Day Lodge

Food Court and the Eighty-Eight Lounge

Located on the 2nd floor you will find a wide section of food and beverages in the food court. You can also stop by for a little quiet time or après ski in the Eighty-Eight Lounge. Checkout the daily specials.  

Coffee Market and Retail Store

Are both located on the main floor. Come on in and grab a quick gourmet coffee and pick up a few items

3-hour Hill ticket for $15.99

While your children are in lessons purchase a discounted hill ticket and spend some time on snow yourself! Stop by the Guest Services Desk in the Frank King Day Lodge to ask about this deal, exclusive to parents with children in 5 week lessons.

Markin MacPhail Centre

Garden Café

The Garden Café is located on the main floor of the Markin McPhail Centre. You will find a variety of beverages along with fresh or pre-made meal options and snacks

Performance Training Centre (PTC)

Located on the main floor at the Markin MacPhail Centre, beside the Garden Café. Purchase a five-visit punch card for $50+GST and get a workout in while your child hits the slopes. Visit the PTC Guest Services desk for more details and to start your workout.

Program Specific Information

Power Skating

Equipment - What do I need for Learn to Power Skate?

Clothing Checklist - WinSport Power Skate Lessons


Participant

  • 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 (males)
  • Pelvic protector (females)
  • Pants (hockey or ringette)
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey socks
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Water bottle w/ water

When should I arrive for my lesson?

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. * During holidays and weekends plan to arrive an hour ahead. You may need to park further away.
Enter through the Player’s Entrance, located in the Player’s Lot on the north side of the Markin McPhail Centre.

Where to park for skating lessons

Lesson and Dressing Room Locations

Check on the TV screens located in the Markin MacPhail Centre for the dressing room assigned to Power Skating lessons. TVs can be found inside the main entrance or inside the doors of the Players Entrance.

Skate and Helmet Rentals

WinSport rents helmets and skates to program participants. Rentals can be booked during registration or 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 and dropped off after leach lesson at our Rental Kiosk located in Arena C at the arena floor level.

Skate sharpening

If you have your own equipment and need your skates sharpened or equipment repaired, Breakaway Sports Repair is located at WinSport in the lobby of the Markin MacPhail Centre Player’s Entrance.

Check for wait times and availability

Parents

All parents participating in the lesson with their child must be confident skaters.
Parents are not permitted to watch from the player’s benches but, are welcome to watch from the stands. To get to the stands you need to go up one floor, this is accessible by elevator or stairs.


 

Learn to Skate/Private Lessons - Know Before You Go

Equipment - what do I need for Learn to Skate & Private Lessons

Clothing Checklist - WinSport Skate Lessons


Participant

  • CSA certified hockey helmet (full face mask is recommended)
  • Hockey or figure skates
  • Knee and elbow pads (recommended)
  • Warm clothing in layers
  • 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 
  • Winter gloves and mittens
  • There are no street shoes or bike helmets allowed on the ice

 

When should I arrive for my lesson?

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. * During holidays and weekends plan to arrive an hour ahead. You may need to park further away.
Enter through the Player’s Entrance, located in the Player’s Lot on the north side of the Markin McPhail Centre.

Where to park for skating lessons

Lesson and Dressing Room Locations

Check on the TV screens located in the Markin MacPhail Centre for the dressing room assigned to Power Skating lessons. TVs can be found inside the main entrance or inside the doors of the Players Entrance.

Skate and Helmet Rentals

WinSport rents helmets and skates to program participants. Rentals can be booked during registration or 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 and dropped off after leach lesson at our Rental Kiosk located in Arena C at the arena floor level.

Skate sharpening

If you have your own equipment and need your skates sharpened or equipment repaired, Breakaway Sports Repair is located at WinSport in the lobby of the Markin MacPhail Centre Player’s Entrance.

Check for wait times and availability

Parents

All parents participating in the Parent & Tot lesson with their child must be confident skaters.
Parents are not permitted to watch from the player’s benches but, are welcome to watch from the stands. To get to the stands you need to go up one floor, this is accessible by elevator or stairs.

Ski/Snowboard Lessons - Know Before You Go

What to wear/bring

Dress for comfort in layers so you can adjust your temperature as the conditions on the hill change. There are several pieces of clothing and equipment we’ve listed below that should keep you as warm and dry as possible all day long:

Clothing Checklist - WinSport Ski/Snowboard LessonsRide It/Return it with Ski Cellar Snowboard - WinSport Ski/Snowboard Lessons

Getting ready for your lesson:

Helmets specifically designed for alpine sports are mandatory for all lesson and program participants.  All terrain park users including adults must also be wearing Alpine Sport helmets. Helmets are available to rent or purchase on site, just ask our Guest Services team if you aren’t sure.  

To ensure everybody on the hill can ski and snowboard in a fun and safe manner, there are some guidelines we ask all 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. The designated areas for parents to safely watch their child from are located at the Beginner Area, Red School House and the back deck of the Frank King Day Lodge. Click here to view the Snow School Meeting Spot Map
  • Keep your dog safe. There are no pets allowed on the ski /snowboard hill, except service animals.

We recommend that participants use the washroom prior to the start of your lesson to maximize your time on snow. 

I need to rent equipment:

When should I arrive for my lesson?

If you are renting Equipment - PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 1-HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR LESSON TIME.

Bring your completed rental waiver. You will need to indicate your weight, height and shoe size. There are sizing charts, scales and height charts located in the rental shop. This information is required so they can fit you can you with the correct equipment.

  • Enter the Frank King Day Lodge and go directly to the Rental Shop
  • Show your program confirmation email to the WinSport Rental Shop staff and receive your equipment (boots, helmet, 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 the 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 the days of your program, please don’t lose it! You must 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.

I have my own equipment:

When should I arrive for my lesson?

If you’re bringing your own equipment, arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. You can go directly to your designated-on-hill meeting area.

View our Snow School Meeting spot map

*During holidays and weekends, plan to arrive an additional 30 minutes ahead. You may need to park and shuttle to the day lodge.

  • Go directly to your lesson meeting spot where you’ll meet your instructor and receive your lift ticket. Arrive at your Snow School Meeting Spot. Please arrive at the meeting spot 15 minutes prior to your lesson.
    • Non WinSport Season Passholders: Your instructor will provide you with a lift ticket for all days of your program, so please don’t lose it! You must have your lift ticket every day of your program.
    • WinSport Season Passholders: You do not require a lift ticket but must have your season pass with you every day of your program.

Hockey Lessons - Know Before You Go

Hockey Summer Camps - Know Before You Go
Equipment Needed
  • 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.

When should I arrive for my lesson?

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time. * During holidays and weekends plan to arrive an hour ahead. You may need to park further away.

Enter through the Player’s Entrance, located in the Player’s Lot on the north side of the Markin McPhail Centre.

Where to park for hockey lessons
(same map as skating lessons to show location of Players Entrance)

Lesson and Dressing Room Locations

Check on the TV screens located in the Markin MacPhail Centre for the dressing room assigned to lessons. TVs can be found inside the main entrance or inside the doors of the Players Entrance.

Skate and Helmet Rentals

WinSport rents helmets and skates to program participants. Rentals can be booked during registration or 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 and dropped off after leach lesson at our Rental Kiosk located in Arena C at the arena floor level.

Skate sharpening

If you have your own equipment and need your skates sharpened or equipment repaired, Breakaway Sports Repair is located at WinSport in the lobby of the Markin MacPhail Centre Player’s Entrance.

Check for wait times and availability

Parents

Parents are not permitted to watch from the player’s benches but, are welcome to watch from the stands. To get to the stands you need to go up one floor, this is accessible by elevator or stairs.

Early Explorers - Know Before You Go

What to bring with you

  • Lunch (if your child is registered in a full day program)Peanut Free
  • Snacks
  • Extra set of clothing
  • Child friendly backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
Summer/Spring
  • Lightweight long sleeve
  • Sweater
  • Lightweight pants
  • Wool socks
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof outer layer (rain shell)
  • Waterproof rain pants/splash pants
  • Rubber boots or Waterproof hiking boots
  • Optional: Rain suit or muddy buddy
  • Optional: Sunscreen and Bug spray
Winter/Fall
  • Long sleeve
  • Mid layer sweater
  • Additional sweater
  • Long underwear
  • Mid layer pants
  • Thick wool socks
  • Waterproof gloves (2 pairs)
  • Toque
  • Balaclava/neck warmer
  • Insulated winter coat
  • Insulated snow pants
  • Waterproof insulated boots

Program Check-In

Full Day program – 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Drop off: 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Pick up: 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 pm

Half Day program (morning) – 9:30am – 12:00pm

  • Drop off: 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Pick up: 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 pm

Half Day program (afternoon) – 1:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Drop off: 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Pick up: 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 pm

Before Care:

  • 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

After Care:

  • 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Drop-off and pick up for before and aftercare is the same as the regular program, at the Early Explorers indoor classroom (trailer). Click the map under the "When and Where to Arrive" section for exact location.

When and Where to Arrive

Click here to view map

Drop-off and pick up for before and aftercare is the same as the regular program, at the Early Explorers indoor classroom (trailer).


What to do during and after a lesson

Frank King Day Lodge

Food Court and the Eighty-Eight Lounge

Located on the 2nd floor you will find a wide section of food and beverages in the food court. You can also stop by for a little quiet time or après ski in the Eighty-Eight Lounge. Checkout the daily specials.  

Coffee Market and Retail Store

Are both located on the main floor. Come on in and grab a quick gourmet coffee and pick up a few items

3-hour Hill ticket for $15.99

While your children are in lessons purchase a discounted hill ticket and spend some time on snow yourself! Stop by the Guest Services Desk in the Frank King Day Lodge to ask about this deal, exclusive to parents with children in 5 week lessons.

Markin MacPhail Centre

Garden Café

The Garden Café is located on the main floor of the Markin McPhail Centre. You will find a variety of beverages along with fresh or pre-made meal options and snacks

Performance Training Centre (PTC)

Located on the main floor at the Markin MacPhail Centre, beside the Garden Café. Purchase a five-visit punch card for $50+GST and get a workout in while your child hits the slopes. Visit the PTC Guest Services desk for more details and to start your workout.