Whether you want to learn to skate or pick up some hockey skills, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Programs run throughout the year. Find out how to register for recreation programs.
All participants – including early years, children, youth, adults and/or older adults – who participate in all levels of learn to skate, hockey, shinny hockey, figure skate, power skate or goalie programs are required to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Faceguards are mandatory for participants in early years instructional programs and children and youth in hockey programs. Caregivers who are required to accompany their child(ren) on ice are also required to wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate programs are available for everyone. Our five-tiered curriculum encourages learning at any level at a comfortable pace.
For each program, the description will list any prerequisites. Proof may be requested before starting a program.
Hockey Skills programs are a great way to enhance skills from Learn to Skate lessons.
Hockey Skills programs are not Learn to Skate programs. Participants require the ability to skate with speed and have the ability to stop, stand and turn.
The City offers beginner Figure Skating lessons to children and youth at several locations. Participants are introduced to the various elements of figure skating including spins, jumps, footwork, dance and music choreography.
Participants must have completed the Learn to Skate Level 4 or have equivalent skating experience.
Proper fitting lace-up single blade skates are required. A guideline for buying skates is to look for skates one size smaller than shoe size. New skates aren’t sharpened and will need sharpening before the first class.
Wear warm comfortable clothing that is easy to move in, like water-resistant pants, non-bulky jackets and warm gloves.
Items not allowed on the ice:
The sport of Sledge Hockey was designed for people with physical disabilities, typically below the waist, to play the game of ice hockey. This program is for participants who have special needs and no or limited Sledge Hockey experience.
For more information, see Accessible Recreation or call the Adapted & Integrated Unit at 416-397-4923.
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