Our Learn to Skate classes feature Aussie SkateTM, the national learn to skate program initiated by Ice Skating Australia. It will teach you the basic skills of ice skating, including balance, gliding, stopping, crossovers, spins, and jumps. From here you can develop your skills further and work towards the ice sports of figure skating, synchronised skating, short track speed skating and ice hockey with our other Canterbury Skate School programs.
Our skate school classes run over a 9 week term. Skaters enrol in the same class time each week, so that they can work together with their instructor and fellow classmates to progress through the level, whilst creating a positive social environment in which to learn. Skaters are tested at the end of the term and move up once they are competent in each of the skills in that level. We monitor our class numbers to ensure a quality lesson can be provided each week.
If you are 5 years or under you will begin in our Tiny Tots program. If you are 6 years and over your will begin in Basic 1. We also offer Adult specific classes, so if you are 18 or over you can join these classes. If you have skated a little before in a public session, you may get moved up to Basic 2 right away, depending on what skills you already have. Our coaches will move you in the first weeks if you are not in the right level.
Please arrive with plenty of time prior to your start time to allow sufficient time for parking and to ensure you are ready to commence your lesson on time. Remember to check your class time as your 30min practice time might be before your lesson time.
Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring a helmet if you have one.
Once you are attending regular classes it is time to think about purchasing your own skates. It is important to have good equipment when participating in any sport and to take good care of it. Comfortable equipment will help the skater to progress much faster. You can pop into iSkate Canterbury where proprietor Margaret Scott and staff provide expert advice for all disciplines on boots, blades and accessories, as well as quality skate sharpening.
Make sure your boots fit correctly with these quick tips:
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9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)
1 x Learn to Skate Class (includes 30min lesson and 30min practice) at designated time each week.
Unlimited public sessions during the term (12th October - 13th December).
Free skate hire for all of the above sessions.
An additional class can be purchased at the discounted rate of $120 per class per term (eg. if doing Basic 2 and Synchro class each week, or doing Novice 1 on Saturdays and Mondays).
Remember you can use your Active Kids voucher for these classes.
Registrations are filling up fast so make sure you register now.
This can be done in person or over the phone (9789 4044). Payment is required at the time of registering. Make sure you have a printed copy of your active kids voucher with you at time of purchase. The rink has adopted a cashless environment, so all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.
Our registration form for new skaters can be found here.
For returning skaters please click here to download registration form.
Email your form to admin@canterburyolympicicerink and call 9789 4044 to make payment, or bring the form in and you can pay in person.
Please check that space is available when booking as some classes are full or close to being full. Current capacities are shown below.
COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS
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