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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 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. Report cards are issued on the last day of lessons, and advancement recommendations are based both on skill ability, and child confidence and comfort while on the ice.

LevelParent & TotPreschoolYouth 1Youth 2-6Teens & AdultsPrivateSkate Abilities
Duration30 min30 min30 min45 min45 min45 min45 min
Age1-4 yrs. old4-5 yrs. old6-12 yrs. old6-12 yrs. old12+ yrs. old12+ yrs. old12+ yrs. old

Parent & Tot


Parent & Tot 1
Our Parent & Tot 1 program is for children who have never skated, and are unable to stand on the ice independently. We will learn how to stand on our own and march across the ice through games and songs. Parents fully participate to support and encourage your new skater.

Parent & Tot 2
Our Parent & Tot 2 program is for children who can stand on the ice independently and are ready for some new skills. We will learn how to glide, make snow, jump and more, through games and songs. Parents fully participate to support and encourage your new skater.

Preschool & Youth


Level 1
This program is for participants who are on skates for the first time and are unable to stand on the ice unassisted. Parents may be asked to assist their child on the ice as they learn how to stand and march across the ice.

Level 2
For participants who are able to stand up unassisted, march with alternating feet across the width of the ice without falling,

Level 3
For participants who are able to push and glide with alternating feet, backwards skate across the width of the ice, and slow plow stop.

Level 4
For participants who can push and glide forwards and backwards with ease, we will also introduce crossovers and side stops.

Level 5
This level will work to improve forward crossover and introduce back crossovers, we will also learn three turns and forward inside and outside edges.

Level 6
This is the final level in our program; we will learn mohawks and 1 foot stops while fine tuning previously learned skills.

Private Learn to Skate Lessons


Enjoy the benefit of 1 on 1 instruction on the ice and improve on specific skills or work your way into a group lesson.

Skate Abilities


This program is geared for children ages 6-12, with special needs, who need additional support to achieve their beginning skating goals and increase their safety, independence, and enjoyment on the ice.  All participants must have an aid on the ice with them at all times.


Safety is the utmost importance and we ask you to abide by the following guidelines for the safety of the children and our Coaches:

  • Keep all doors closed while the Olympia is cleaning the ice and do not enter the ice surface.
  • Keep your child off of the ice until the Coaches come to greet you and open the doors.
  • Only participants registered in the program are permitted on the ice during the lesson times. No strollers, car seats or children not on skates allowed on the ice.
  • Only Parent & Tot adults are permitted on the ice unless requested specifically by the coach or Team Lead
  • Any adult not on skates must clean their shoes prior to stepping on the ice. Dirt and rocks become dangerous if skaters skate over them leading to falls and damage to skate blades
  • ALL skaters must enter and exit through the dressing rooms only