Formerly our special olympics program, our new Inclusive Skating classes help all skaters with physical or intellectual challenges and impariments learn to skate in a supportive environment.  If you are unfamiliar with ice skating, come and observe our classes, meet the instructors and then decide if it’s a program you would like to participate in.

  • Ages 6 years to adult
  • Figure skating for athletes with physical or intellectual challenges and impariments
  • Accredited and nurturing instructors on hand to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning environment.
  • Opportunities to participate in in-house events
  • Progression with regular evaluation 
  • Free skate rental on lesson day

What to wear

Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring a helmet if you have one.



9 weeks: 18th July - 17th September




1 x 30min class with 15min off-ice warmup at designated time each week

Free rental equipment including skates and helmet.





Skaters may come for a casual Inclusive Skating class for $15 per session.





Term 3 Class Timetable


TERM 3 DATES: 18th July - 17th September


- 15min off-ice warmup, beginning at 9.15am upstairs

-15min to get skates on

- 30min class on the ice from 9.45am-10.15am


Lesson Day Arrival Time Start Time Finish Time


9:00am 9:15am 10:15am

Terms and Conditions


  • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change term to term depending on demand.
  • All payments are non-refundable. If the service or equivalent cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or future skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
  • Registrations will be accepted up to the third week of the term, subject to availability. 
  • Make up lessons: We offer up to a maximum of 2 make-up classes per term for all Learn to Skate and Learn to Figure Skate classes ($255).   Missed classes are made up by attending an alternative class on another day/time and must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any booked make up classes that are missed without prior notification will result in this class being forfeited. Any unused lessons will be forfeited for that term.  Additional classes are not eligible for make-up classes.  Ice sports skills classes may have an option for a make-up class subject to availability.  All make up class requests must be emailed through to will be confirmed by a return email. We will do our best to accommodate all make up requests, but these are subject to availability.
  • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
  • The rink provides helmets, knee and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities. Helmets are mandatory for all Tiny Tots, Basic, Playgroup, Speed and Hockey classes and recommended for all other classes. Please see skate hire staff for assistance.
  • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place and must wear enclosed shoes into the venue and skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
  • Outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless prior approval is sought with management).
  • COIR is an unlicensed venue, and as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
  • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times whilst on COIR premises.


  •  During this time remember that we can all contribute to creating a COVID-safe environment by doing the following:
    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible.
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • Follow all current health guidelines as set out by Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink


Group Bookings

We offer group bookings for athletes with physical or intellectual challenges or impairments wanting to experience the following:

  • Weekday School Groups
  • School Holiday Groups
  • Weekday Public Sessions

Bookings are essential, please contact us at