DUE to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer Pre-CanSkate classes.  Children MUST be able to independently move on the ice to be eligible for registration in our 2020-21 learn to skate classes

CANSKATE (recommended age 4 and up)

Open to skaters ages 4 and up, this is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program. Lessons are 45 minutes in length. Skaters are grouped according to age and skating ability as they progress through a series of badges.

Class Information:

WINTER Session:

December 12 – February 27 (No Classes on December 26 & February 13)

10 classes – $130 + one time Skate Canada Membership

The Meadows Community Recreation Centre 

Saturdays  10:30-11:15 AM

FALL Session:

September 12 – November 28 (No Classes on October 10)

11 classes – $140 + one time Skate Canada Membership 

The Meadows Community Recreation Centre 

Saturdays  10:30-11:15 AM

If you have any questions regarding program placement, please email



For CanSkate, hockey or figure skates are acceptable

We reccomend the following stores for the purchase of skates: 

           Professional Skate   9216-51 Ave

           United Cycle   16972-111Ave

Before purchasing skates check carefully for:

  • Proper fit
  • Firm ankle support
  • Correct blade placement


  • CSA approved helmets are MANDATORY.
  • A hockey helmet is the ONLY acceptable helmet as they wrap around the back of the head and are designed to withstand repeated bumps.
  • Fit should be snug.

Warm Clothing:

  • Clothing should provide warmth but not restrict movement.
  • Layering of sweat suits, sweaters, ski jackets and long underwear or leotards is recommended. Bulky snowsuits can hinder movement.
  • Warm mittens or gloves are a must.

Parents do not accompany their children on the ice.