Group of children learning to skate at WinSport
Preschool Learn to Skate

This tiered (Level 1 – 3) skating program is built for beginners to children already playing Timbits/initiation hockey. During the 30-minute lesson, our trained instructors will build the confidence of preschoolers and get them moving and improving on their skates through fun games and challenging activities. Please select the appropriate level based on the abilities of your preschooler. All participants are required to have skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask. Rental skates and helmets are available to rent.

Level 1 - Ages 3-5

This level is for children who have never been on the ice before and are wanting to learn how to stand up, balance and take steps. It’s a stress-free environment for the kids to have fun and be comfortable on the ice.

Key Goals

  • Standing up on their own
  • Lifting both feet to move forward.
  • Introduce basic skills
  • Build comfort and confidence on the ice
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent.

Register

Length Start Dates Price
6 day
Jul 12
$138
5 day
Apr 19 / Apr 20 / Apr 21 / Apr 22 / May 26 / May 27 / May 31 / Jun 1 $120

Visit our store for full list of available dates & times.

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 2 - Ages 3-5

This level is for young skaters who can move around on the ice on their own and can perform skills outlined in level 1.

Our instructors will help build on basic skills and help skaters learn to glide, walk backwards, stopping and develop a push glide.

Key Goals

  • Introduce glides
  • Introduce backwards
  • Introduce push glides and turning
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Parent & Tot or Preschool Level 1.
  • Able to walk forwards on the ice and can fall and get up without any assistance.
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent.

Register

Length Start Dates Price
6 day
Jul 12
$138
5 day
Apr 19 / Apr 20 / Apr 21 / Apr 22 / May 26 / May 27 / May 31 / Jun 1 $120

Visit our store for full list of available dates & times.

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 3 - Ages 3-5

This level is meant for young skaters that can move around the ice with a stride and can perform the skills outlined in level 2.

Our instructors will help these mobile skaters improve their forwards and backwards skating, speed, and balance.

Key Goals

  • Improve forwards and backwards skating
  • Work on stopping and turning
  • Improve speed with balance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Preschool Level 2
  • Able to skate and stride forwards
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent.

Register

Length Start Dates Price
6 day
Jul 12
$138
5 day
Apr 19 / Apr 20 / Apr 21 / Apr 22 / May 26 / May 27 / May 31 / Jun 1 $120

Visit our store for full list of available dates & times.

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 4 - Ages 3-5

Our instructors will help these skaters focus on improving balance through 1 foot gliding skills. Skaters will also be introduced to more complex and challenging skills like crossovers and transitions.

Key Goals

  • Improve balance and glides
  • Work on backward stopping
  • Introduce crossovers and transitions
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Preschool Level 3
  • Able to stride forwards with control and speed
  • Able to skate and stride backwards
Equipment Requirements
  • Helmet
  • Suitable bike with hand breaks and gears

Register

Length Start Dates Price
6 day
Jul 12
$138
5 day
Apr 19 / Apr 20 / Apr 21 / Apr 22 / May 26 / May 27 / May 31 / Jun 1 $120

Visit our store for full list of available dates & times.

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Parent & Tot - Ages 2-5

 Join your child on the ice and get them comfortable in their first skating lesson.  This class is intended to introduce your child to skating in a fun and safe environment.

These lessons will also provide tips and tricks so you can continue to help your child learn during your next ice time together.

During the 30-minute lessons, our trained instructors will take their time to build your child’s confidence on skates and will teach them basic skating skills through games and activities.

Please note, the adult joining the child in this program must be a confident skater who is comfortable skating, stopping, and turning on ice.

Key Goals

  • Introduce basic skills
  • Build comfort and confidence on the ice
  • Provide teaching tips for parents
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent.

Register

Length Start Dates Price
6 day
Jul 12
$138
5 day
Apr 19 / Apr 20 / Apr 21 / Apr 22 / May 26 / May 27 / May 31 / Jun 1 $120

Visit our store for full list of available dates & times.

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 
Youth Learn to Skate

Our Youth Learn to Skate program focuses on teaching and developing basic skating fundamentals and can act as a progression into hockey, ringette, figure skating, speed skating or to just feeling confident going skating with friends.

You can register your child into one of six levels that teach skating techniques through circuits, challenging activities, and of course, fun games!

Level 1 - Ages 6-12

This program is for those looking to skate for the first time. Our instructors will help skaters get more comfortable on the ice through teaching skills on how to improve balance, walk and march, fall down and get back up, jump and turn.

Key Goals

  • Introduce basic skills & safety
  • Build comfort and confidence on the ice
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent

Register

Length Start Time Start Dates Price
6 day
10:45 a.m. Jul 12
$168
6 day
12:00 p.m. Jul 12
$168
5 day
10:45 a.m. Apr 19 / May 31
$140
5 day
12:00 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31 $140
5 day
1:15 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31 $140
5 day
5:30 p.m. Apr 22 / May 27 $140

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 2 - Ages 6-12

This program is for skaters who can move around the ice on their own and are ready to learn new skills such as gliding on one and two feet, forward sculling, walking backwards and stopping. Skaters will start to work on striding and developing their edges.

Key Goals

  • Increase balance and stability
  • Build confidence and control when skating forwards
  • Introduce stopping and turning
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Preschool Level 3, or Youth Level 1
  • Beginning to stride forwards and can fall and get up without any assistance
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent

Register

Length Start Time Start Dates Price
6 day
10:45 a.m. Jul 12
$168
6 day
12:00 p.m. Jul 12
$168
5 day
10:45 a.m. Apr 19 / May 31
$140
5 day
12:00 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31 $140
5 day
1:15 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31 $140
5 day
5:30 p.m. Apr 22 / May 27 $140

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 3 - Ages 6-12

This program focuses on edge development and stopping. Instructors also introduce backwards skating skills, including gliding, sculling, stopping, and switching between forwards and backwards. 

Key Goals

  • Increase one-foot balance
  • Build confidence and control when skating backwards
  • Introduce stopping backwards
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Level 2
  • Able to skate forwards, stop forwards and walk backwards
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent

Register

Length Start Time Start Dates Price
6 day
10:45 a.m. Jul 12
$168
6 day
12:00 p.m. Jul 12
$168
5 day
10:45 a.m. Apr 19 / May 31
$140
5 day
12:00 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31 $140
5 day
1:15 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31 $140
5 day
5:30 p.m. Apr 22 / May 27 $140

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 4 - Ages 6-12

This program introduces skaters to walking crosscuts, developing edges on one-foot, and two-foot parallel hockey stops.

Key Goals

  • Introduce forwards inside and outside edges
  • Introduce crosscuts
  • Build confidence stopping and learn to side stop
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Level 3
  • Able to skate and stop both forwards and backwards
  • Able to turn from forwards to backwards
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent

Register

Length Start Time Start Dates Price
6 day
1:15 a.m. Jul 12
$168
5 day
2:30 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31
$140
5 day
5:30 p.m. Apr 22 / May 27 $140

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 5 - Ages 6-12

This program helps skaters continue to develop forward and backwards crosscuts and pivot turns.

Key Goals

  • Increase speed and power to forwards skating
  • Develop one-foot turns
  • Continued edge and crosscut
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Level 4
  • Able to turn from forwards to backwards on one foot
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent

Register

Length Start Time Start Dates Price
6 day
1:15 a.m. Jul 12
$168
5 day
2:30 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31
$140

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Level 6 - Ages 6-12

This level focuses on improving speed and developing forward and backward edges including crosscuts

Key Goals

  • Increase speed and power to both forwards and backwards skating
  • Develop backwards crosscuts
  • Combine turning into a sequence
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Level 5
  • Confident when performing edges and forwards crosscuts
Equipment Requirements
  • Skates and a CSA approved helmet. We recommend use of a full facemask.
  • Rental skates and helmets are available to rent

Register

Length Start Time Start Dates Price
6 day
1:15 a.m. Jul 12
$168
5 day
2:30 p.m. Apr 19 / May 31
$140

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 
Development Power Skating

Take note that the most important skill in the game today is skating! And if you want to give your hockey or ringette player the advantage over the competition, join our power skating program to help elevate their game! Our trained and certified power skating instructors have developed a curriculum that improves skating skills, power, speed and endurance. We slow things down for your child, so that they can get it right and improve proper skating mechanics and technique. Don’t worry, although power skating is hard work and lots of repetition, we make sure to keep it challenging and fun. We also add in pucks, rings and other teaching aids to help make things feel like a real game. 

Initiation - Ages 5-6

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Learn to Skate Level 3 or higher or hockey/ringette experience.  
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
6 day
2:30 p.m. Jul 12
 $210
10 day
4:15 p.m. Apr 20
$299

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Novice - Ages 7-8

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Learn to Skate Level 3 or higher or hockey/ringette experience.  
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
6 day
2:30 p.m. Jul 12
 $210
6 day
3:45 p.m. Jul 12
 $210
10 day
4:15 p.m. Apr 20
$299

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Atom - Ages 9-10

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Learn to Skate Level 3 or higher or hockey/ringette experience.  
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
6 day
3:45 p.m. Jul 12
 $210
10 day
4:15 p.m. Apr 20
$299

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Peewee - Ages 11-12

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Learn to Skate Level 3 or higher or hockey/ringette experience.  
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
10 day
8:00 p.m. Apr 20
$299

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Bantam - Ages 13-14

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Successfully completed Youth Learn to Skate Level 3 or higher or hockey/ringette experience.  
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
10 day
8:00 p.m. Apr 20
$299

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 
Elite Power Skating

Do you have an advanced hockey or ringette player who wants to elevate their game?  We can help do that! Our trained and certified power skating instructors will help dissect your child’s stride and improve their skating skills by focusing on technique and repetition. Our instructors will evaluate your child’s power, speed and endurance, and then improve their stride to make them more efficient skaters. Advanced drills and unique teaching techniques that include pucks and rings will help create game-like situations that will give them the edge they need against the competition.

Novice - Ages 7-8

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Play in hockey Division 3 or ringette Division A or higher
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
8 day
6:45 a.m. Apr 23 $280

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Atom - Ages 9-10

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Play in hockey Division 3 or ringette Division A or higher
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
8 day
6:45 a.m. Apr 23 $280

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 

Peewee - Ages 11-12

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Play in hockey Division 3 or ringette Division A or higher
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
8 day
6:45 a.m. Apr 23 $280

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.

 
Adult Power Skating

Take your game to the next level and focus on improving power, speed and endurance. This program is the perfect complement to your adult league play. Our team of trained and certified instructors will help players become more efficient skaters through specialized instruction on explosive starts and stops, edge control, acceleration, turning and more.  We also add in pucks, rings and other teaching aids to help make things feel game-like.

Adult Power Skating - Ages18+

Key Goals

  • Improve power, speed and endurance
Prerequisites
  • Some previous hockey or ringette experience 
Equipment Requirements
  • Full hockey or ringette gear including
  • Stick 

Register

Length Time Start Dates Price
5 day
9:15 p.m. Apr 20 / Jun 1
$169

Prices do not include rentals or taxes.