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.  

Welcome back to the NVRC arenas. Your health and safety is our top priority.  

Skating lessons

Registration for skating lessons can be completed online or by calling 604-987-7529.

Public Skate Sessions

Due to recent changes in the provincial health order, as of Friday, November 19 participants 12 years+ in Public and Family skating are required to show proof of full vaccination. You're fully vaccinated with 2 doses.

The health order directs that only the BC Vaccine Card can be accepted, either on a phone or a printed version. Customers 18 years and older must show valid government issued photo identification (legible copies are permitted).

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.

You can now drop in to public skate session, pre-registration is no longer required. View our public skate schedule.

2021 Single Admission Fees
Adult $6.43
Children under 3yrs Free
Child (3-18yrs) $3.21
Student (19-64yrs with valid student ID) $4.84
Seniors (65yrs & older) $4.84
Family* $3.21 per person ($6.42 min)
Stick & Puck $6

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

Equipment rental

  • For lessons, skate and helmet rental is done at the time of registration. 
  • Helmets and skates are available for rent at public skate sessions. At Canlan Ice Sports North Shore, only debit/credit cards are accetped, no cash.
  • 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.

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

Programs and Sessions at Canlan Ice Sports North Shore

Only debit/credit cards are accetped at Canlan Ice Sports, no cash.

Proof of vaccination is required for all adults 19 years+ before entering Canlan Ice Sports North Shore for any reason.  

Age restriction notes: 

  • 11 years old and under – no requirement, can enter freely
  • 12 – 18 years old – no requirement as long as they are only participating on ice and not visiting any other part of the facility*
  • 12 – 18 years old – require passport but not photo ID if they are spectating, visiting the restaurant or visiting for any reason other than participating on ice
  • 19+ years old – require passport and photo ID before entering facility for ANY reason.**

*We may ask a youth for their ID and passport if they appear over 19 years old. A polite response indicating their correct age will all that will be required. 

**Unvaccinated adults cannot access the facility with youth. These youth should come fully dressed and ready to participate.

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

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

Learn to Skate & Skate Better

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

Adult Skating

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

Figure Skating

Intro to Figure Skating

Our intro to figure skating provides instruction on stroking, edges, spins and jumps. 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