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.  

Public skate sessions

Skating is available from late August to Mid-March. View the public and family skate schedules

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skating aids are available during family skate sessions.

Skating lessons

NVRC's 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 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. 

All skate lesson participants must wear a helmet. For lessons, skate and helmet rental is done at the time of registration. 

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