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Skating Lessons

  • The Learn to Skate program offers 10 weeks of lessons with an emphasis on progressive skill development and fun.
  • Trained instructors teach skating skills using a variety of activities and games in a non-competitive environment.

View skating lessons in the Winter 2019 Leisure Guide Skating brochure.

To participate in the Learn to Skate program, please note the following:

  • Sharpen hockey or figure skates prior to the start of lessons.
  • All children should wear mitts or gloves. Layers of warm clothing are recommended. Snow suits are appropriate for preschool-aged children.
  • Skate bars are not permitted.
  • A helmet is mandatory for all participants, including parents participating in Parent & Cub programs. A proper-fitting CSA approved helmet is recommended. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  • Please note one parent is required for each child registered in Parent & Cub (1:1 ratio).
  • We strongly recommend that helmets be equipped with a face mask.
  • Classes run once per week for 30 minutes with the exception of Junior Power, Intermediate Power, Senior/Advanced Power, and Hockey Skills (45 minutes).
  • Registration will not be permitted after the third class of each session.
  • To ensure enrollment in the correct level, please refer to the flow chart in the Fall 2018 Leisure Guide Skating brochure.

Public Skating

  • City of Winnipeg public skating is available at 13 arenas.
  • Times and dates are subject to change without notice at all locations.
  • We strongly recommend the use of a proper-fitting, CSA-approved hockey helmet with a face mask for all age groups.
  • All public skating is provided free of charge.
  • Only figure or hockey skates are permitted on the ice.
    • Due to safety and liability concerns, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, sleds or toboggans on the ice during public skating.
  • Hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed during public skating.

Schedule – Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Arena Day Time Dates
294 Bertrand St.
Tuesdays 6:45–7:45 pm Sept 25–Dec 18, Jan 8–Mar 5
Saturdays 2:00–3:00 pm Sept 29–Dec 15, Jan 5–Mar 9
Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.
Sundays* 3:30–4:30 pm Sept 16–Dec 16, Jan 6–Mar 10
Thursdays* 5:30–6:30 pm Sept 20–Dec 20, Jan 3–Mar 7
1377 Clarence Ave
Mondays* 7:15–8:15 pm Oct 15–Dec 17, Jan 6–Mar 17
Charlie Gardiner (formerly Pioneer)
799 Logan Ave.
Saturdays 12:30–1:30 pm Sept 29–Dec 15, Jan 5–Mar 16
Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.
Sundays* 2:15–3:15 pm Sept 30–Dec 16, Jan 6–Mar 10
Wednesdays 6:45–7:45 pm Oct 3–Dec 19, Jan 2–Mar 13
910 Maginot St.
Thursdays 6:30–7:30 pm Sept 27–Dec 20, Jan 3–Mar 7
River East
1410 Rothesay St.
Fridays 5:45–6:45 pm Sept 28–Dec 21, Jan 4–Mar 15
Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.
Sundays* 3:00–4:00 pm Sept 9–Dec 16, Jan 6–Mar 10
Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.
Sundays* 12:00–1:00 pm Sept 30–Dec 16, Jan 6–Mar 17
St. James Civic Centre
2055 Ness Ave.
Mondays* 11:00 am–12:00 pm Sept 24–Dec 17, Jan 7–Mar 18
Saturdays* 2:15–3:15 pm Sept 29–Dec 15, Jan 5–Mar 16
St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne’s Rd.
Sundays* 1:15–2:15 pm Sept 30–Dec 16, Jan 6–Mar 10
Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.
Saturdays* 11:45 am–12:45 pm Sept 29–Dec 15, Jan 5–Mar 9
Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave E
Sundays* 1:30–2:30 pm Sept 30–Dec 16, Jan 8–Mar 5
Saturdays* 6:30–7:30 pm Sept 29–Dec 15, Jan 5–Mar 16
* Public skating cancelled: Sept 27 (Billy Mosienko only), Oct 8, Nov 11, Nov 12, Nov 24 (Terry Sawchuck only), Jan 19 & 20 (Transcona East End CC only), Feb 18
Last update: February 1, 2019