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Community Services



Skating Lessons – Learn the fundamentals of the sport.

  • The Learn to Skate program offers 10 weeks of lessons with an emphasis on fun and progressive skill development.
  • Trained instructors will teach participants the various skills of each skating level by using specially selected equipment, activities and games in a non-competitive environment.
  • The Learn to Skate program has four categories (each category has multiple levels):
    • Basic Skating
    • Figure Skating
    • Power Skating
    • Hockey Skills
  • Wondering which level to register your child in? View the skate program descriptions.

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 will not be allowed to assist in the instruction of the Learn to Skate Program.
  • A helmet is mandatory for all children's and adult's Learn to Skate programs. Please note: This includes parents who are participating in the Parent & Cub programs.
  • A proper-fitting CSA-approved hockey helmet is recommended. No bicycle helmets allowed.
  • We strongly recommend that helmets be equipped with a face mask.

Public Skate – Want to get the kids out of the house or take a few spins around the rink?

  • City of Winnipeg public skating opportunities are available at 13 arenas in Winnipeg.
  • 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 activities are 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 sessions.
Last update: August 24, 2017