Adult Power Skating & Hockey Skills
From beginner to advanced, we have a variety of co-ed power skating and hockey skills classes to choose from. Our physical literacy approach will increase your confidence on the ice, and you will learn or improve all the basic skills to fully enjoy the game of hockey.
The power skating courses will focus on teaching and improving all the fundamental skating skills, from stopping to crossovers, and help you develop good habits to help you improve your hockey game. The higher levels will include strength, conditioning and stamina components, as well as more advanced skating skills.
Our hockey skills are run like a team hockey practice: warmup, teaching individual puck skills, full ice drills, and a fun non contact scrimmage to end.
Choose from level 1, 2 or 3!
Levels 1 & 2 sign up for our “combo” class where you can take both power skating and hockey skills classes back to back for a discounted fee
Level 3 is a 1.5 hour combined class to get you in shape for your season or as an alternative to league play.
Learn to Leap Skating Camp
Calling all ice stars! Join us this summer to fuel your passion for skating.
For kids who've passed at least level 5 in ANY learn to skate program up to and including competitive figure skaters. Grouped according to ability, athletes will learn and build upon all fundamental figure skating skills. On-ice sessions will focus on stroking, free skate, and ice dance in the Olympic Oval training centre, while off-ice sessions like yoga, dance, functional conditioning and sport psychology will enhance their on-ice experience. Spin, spiral and jump your way to success!
Get back on the ice this summer in this BRAND NEW UCalgary summer camp designed to learn and keep skating skills sharp while developing physical literacy through fundamental movement. Campers in our Kids Skate levels 1-4 will skate twice a day with highly experienced and certified skating instructors at the world famous Olympic oval. Purposefully planned outdoor and gym activities will expose children to a variety of fundamental movement skills that will enhance their skating ability, foster a love for movement, and encourage the development of confidence and motivation.
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 may wear shoes on the ice instead of skates, but they must be clean, indoor shoes. Each child must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
For kids under 6 who can fall down, get up, move around on the ice without assistance.
If your child has passed Kinderskate, he or she will continue to develop their skills with other eager skaters as they learn things like bubbles, skating forwards and backwards with speed, and gliding on one foot with balance.
Kids Skate 1
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.
Kids Skate 2
For Kids Skate 1 graduates, skaters will improve existing skills and learn new ones like t-pushes, bubbles and skating with more speed.
Kids Skate 3
For Kids Skate 2 graduates, 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.
Kids Skate 4
For Kids Skate 3 graduates, Kids will learn how to do more advanced skills like crossovers, c-cuts, 3-turns, and edge control.
Kids Skate 5
For Kids Skate 4 graduates, 3-turns and crossovers are the focus, but skaters will also improve their edge control and balance.
Kids Skate 6
This is where skaters will learn backwards crossovers, Mohawk turns, 3-jumps, and where they will improve skills learned in the previous level.
Kids Skate 7
The focus in this level is on edge control, and learning how to connect steps and turns.
Kids Skate 8
This final level has skaters doing tricky skills like shoot the ducks, waltzing turns, and figure eight crossovers.
Adult Skate 1
Never been on skates before? Has it been too long? Terrified of falling? In small groups, you will learn at your own pace. Focus is on balance, falling down and getting up, moving forwards, gliding, and building confidence on ice.
Adult Skate 2
Once you can glide, snowplow stop, and walk backwards, this level 2 class will introduce intermediate skills like one foot glides, edges, side stops and backwards c-cuts.
Adult Skate 3
For those wanting to improve their backwards skating & edges whil learning crossovers, pivot turns, tight turns and other advanced skills.
Learn to Inline Skate
Designed for those who have never in-line skated before, this two-hour course includes the basics of in-line skating. Learn how to outfit yourself with equipment and practice in-line skating skills including balance, basic striding, and turning with control.