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Skating

Beginning Monday, March 8 select fitness and leisure centres will re-open for limited fitness service only.  All indoor pools and arenas remain closed until further notice. Our recreation and leisure programs and services, including all Leisure Guide programming, are cancelled until further notice.

À partir du lundi 8 mars, on rouvrira certains centres de conditionnement physique et de loisirs pour y offrir des services de conditionnement physique limités seulement. Toutes les piscines intérieures et tous les arénas resteront fermés jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Nos programmes et services de loisirs, y compris tous les programmes du Guide Loisirs, sont annulés jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

Skating Lessons

  • 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.

Public Skating

  • 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

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