skating with instructors

Skating - A Canadian Tradition

It’s never too late to learn how to skate.  Our Learn to Skate programs are suitable for all ages, abilities and skill levels and provide life-long skating skills as well as the basic skills to progress into more advanced ice sports such as hockey, ringette and figure skating.  

Skating lessons

View our skate lesson information below. Registration for skating lessons can be completed online or by calling 604-987-7529.

Public Skate Sessions

Skating is available from late August to Mid-March. Please check back for schedules when the ice is in the arenas.

As many of our public and family skates are very popular, please try to arrive early for your session to ensure that you’re able to start on time.

2022 Single Admission Fees
NVRC Fitness members FREE
Adult $7.08
Children under 3yrs Free
Child (3-12yrs) $3.47
Youth (13-18yrs) $$4.39
Student (19-64yrs with valid student ID) $5.31
Seniors (65yrs & older) $5.31
Family* $3.54 per person ($7.08 min)
Stick & Puck  

All admission prices include tax. * Family refers to one or two adults of the same household with their children or youth

2022 Equipment Rental Fees at NVRC
Skate Sharpening $7.17
Skate Rentals (includes helmet if applicable) $3.01
Family Rental Package  $2.25 per person
  • For lessons, skate and helmet rental is done at the time of registration. 
  • Children 12 & under are required to wear a helmet while on the ice. Please bring your own helmet, preferably a CSA approved hockey or skateboard helmet. Bike helmets are not recommended. All skate lesson participants must wear a helmet.
  • Skating aids are available during family skate sessions.
  • Helmets and skates are available for rent at public skate sessions. At Canlan Ice Sports North Shore, only debit/credit cards are accepted, no cash.

Please speak to a staff member if you have any questions or concerns.

Learn to Skate Programs

The NVRC Learn to Skate program offers a wide variety of skating development programs to help meet the needs of any child or adult who wishes to learn to skate and improved their skating skills.  Each level of the NVRC’s Learn to Skate program is designed to focus on the fundamental skills of skating with specific elements and exercises to be completed by the participant.   Qualified instructors lead parents and children through various games and activities to make the children and adults reach a comfort level on the ice. 

Early Years Lessons

Learn to Skate

Toddlers will learn the basics of skating and begin developing muscle control and strength.  Pre-school aged children will build confidence and have fun on the ice. 

School Age Lessons

Learn to Skate & Skate Better

From beginner to advanced, children will work on improving their agility, coordination and steadiness.  View programs

Adult Skate Lessons

Improve your Balance, Strength and Coordination

Our adult skating programs will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to move forward on the ice.  View programs

What to Wear and Bring to Lessons

Ice Skating

  • Helmet - CSA approved (hockey, ski or snowboard). Helmets are not available to rent at this time.
  • Warm gloves or mitts
  • Warm jacket
  • Hockey or figure skates (sharpened and laced tight). We do have skates available to rent.
  • Snowpants or warm water-proof pants