- The Learn to Skate program offers 10 weeks of lessons with an emphasis on progressive skill development and fun.
- Trained instructors teach skating skills using a variety of activities and games in a non-competitive environment.
View skating lessons in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure.
To participate in the Learn to Skate program, please note the following:
- Sharpen hockey or figure skates prior to the start of lessons.
- All children should wear mitts or gloves. Layers of warm clothing are recommended. Snow suits are appropriate for preschool-aged children.
- Skate bars are not permitted.
- A helmet is mandatory for all participants, including parents participating in Parent & Cub programs. A proper-fitting CSA approved helmet is recommended. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
- Please note one parent is required for each child registered in Parent & Cub (1:1 ratio).
- We strongly recommend that helmets be equipped with a face mask.
- Classes run once per week for 30 minutes with the exception of Junior Power, Intermediate Power, Senior/Advanced Power, and Hockey Skills (45 minutes).
- Registration will not be permitted after the third class of each session.
- To ensure enrollment in the correct level, please refer to the flow chart in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure.
- City of Winnipeg public skating is available at 13 arenas.
- Times and dates are subject to change without notice at all locations.
- We strongly recommend the use of a proper-fitting, CSA-approved hockey helmet with a face mask for all age groups.
- All public skating is provided free of charge.
- Only figure or hockey skates are permitted on the ice.
- Due to safety and liability concerns, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, sleds or toboggans on the ice during public skating.
- Hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed during public skating.
Last update: May 22, 2020