Skating Lesson Tips

Here are some tips and advice from our coaches for our skaters:

  • Girls – skating dresses or skirts, tights, and/or leggings or track pants, sweaters and mitts.
  • Boys  track pants, sweaters and mitts.
  • It is very important, especially in dealing with young, new skaters, that the child is warm, dry and able to move freely.
  • No jeans, scarves or hats (helmets and toques OK).
  • Long hair must be pulled back and off the face for practices, test days and competitions.
  • All Can skaters from stage 1 to 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  • No cell phones on the ice surface.
  • Lace up skates are best.
  • Skate guards are recommended, and required for Carnival.
  • Non-shedding glove and mittens.
  • No food or warm beverages are permitted on the ice.  Non-breakable water bottles are permitted in designated areas for skating sessions longer than one hour at a time.
  • Bathroom breaks before going on the ice will help reduce disruptions to lessons.
  • Competition and test days require female skaters to wear dresses or skirts and male skaters to wear white tops and plain black pants.