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Learn to Skate All Ages

Trico Centre Skating Lessons

Trico Centre offers our very own Learn to Skate program for ages 2.5 years – Adult located on one of our NHL size arenas (Arena #1). Our popular 6-level children’s programming is dedicated to creating life-long enjoyment of skating, while building confidence, safety, and fun while out on the ice. Each level focuses on the natural progression of learning to skate in a non-competitive environment. Parent and Tot programs receive a certificate. Report cards for all other levels are issued on the last day of lessons. Advancement recommendations are based both on skill ability, and child confidence and comfort while on the ice.

Level Parent & Tot Preschool Youth 1 Youth 2-6 Teens & Adults
Duration 30 min 30 min 30 min 45 min 45 min
Age 2.5-4 yrs. old 4-5 yrs. old 6-12 yrs. old 6-12 yrs. old 12+ yrs. old

Parent & Tot

AGES: 2.5 – 4 YEARS OLD, WITH PARENT

Parent & Tot 1
For children who have never skated and are unable to stand on the ice unattended. Full parent participation is required. We will learn how to stand on our own and march across the ice through games and songs.

Parent & Tot 2
For children who have never skated and are unable to stand on the ice unattended. Full parent participation is required. We will learn how to stand on our own and march across the ice through games and songs.

Preschool & Youth

AGES: PRESCHOOL 4 – 5 YEARS OLD  |  YOUTH 6 – 12 YEARS OLD

Level 1
For first-time skaters who are unable to stand on the ice unassisted. Please come prepared to be on the ice for the first three classes. After the third class, the expectation is that participants will be on the ice independently (unless specifically requested by the instructor).

Level 2
For participants who can stand unassisted, march, and glide. Some of the skills learned in level 2 include: transfer of weight, L-push, 2-foot jump/glide, scraping left/right and backward march.

Level 3
For participants who can L-push, 2-foot jump/glide, scrape left/right, and backward march. Some of the skills learned in level 3 include: snowplow stop, alternating v-push, forward 1-foot glide, backward 2-foot glide, and walking crossovers.

Level 4
For participants who can snowplow stop, alternating v-push, forward 1-foot glide, backward 2-foot glide, and walking crossovers. Some of the skills learned in level 4 include: intro to 2-foot side stop, intro to crossovers, 2-foot turns and jumps.

Level 5
For participants who can L-push, 2-foot jump glide, scrape left/right, and backward march. Some of the skills learned in level 5 include: improve forward crossovers, introduce backwards crossovers, learn three turns, and forward inside/outside edges.

Level 6
For participants who can L-push, 2-foot jump glide, scrape left/right, forward/backward crossovers, three turns, and forward inside/outside edges. Some of the skills learned in level 6 include: mohawks, 1-foot side stops, forward-powered x-cuts.

Teen / Adult

For those teens (12+) and adults who have always wanted to skate or just improve their skills. CSA approved helmets are mandatory.

 

 

Safety

We ask you to abide by the following guidelines for the safety of the children and our Coaches:

  • ALL skaters must enter and exit through the dressing rooms only.
  • Coaches will greet children from the dressing room and open the doors.
  • During lessons, all doors to the ice must remain closed.
  • Caregivers must view lessons from our spectator area (1. head up ramp and left of Jugo Juice 2. head down ramp and left of Guest Services).
  • Only Parent & Tot adults are permitted on the ice unless requested specifically by the Skate Instructor.

Parent/Tot

  • One parent/caregiver permitted on the ice.
  • No strollers, car seats or siblings allowed on the ice.
  • Must wear warm clothing, gloves and non-slip boots/runners (NO skates). Ice cleats are recommended as are CSA approved helmets.
  • Do to risk of injury, we ask that you do not pick up small children from the ice. Please keep blades on the ice.