Beginner Learn to Skate Lessons

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These unparented classes will provide basic skating instruction in a group format. Classes are designed to teach and help skaters master the basic fundamentals of skating including; stopping, gliding, backwards skating, turning as well as the proper technique for falling down and getting up. Our qualified Instructors will use a variety of games and teaching tools to make this a fun, safe and educational experience for participants! Mandatory equipment includes: helmet (one that covers the front and back of the head), skates, gloves/mittens and snow pants or pants that are waterproof. Parents are not permitted on the ice unless requested by the instructor.

Cardel Rec South in conjunction with THE CITY OF CALGARY will have NEW PARTICIPANT HELMET STANDARDS for all Learn To Skate and Recreational Hockey Programs. For a complete guide of the REQUIRED helmet protection, click here.

  • Level 1: No previous skating experience. Skater is unable to stand & move on their own. To advance to level 2, skater must be able to get up by themselves, march 1/2 width of ice and scrape.
  • Level 2: Skaters will learn how to perform push/glide sequence, stopping and introduction to backwards skating.
  • Level 3: Skills include backwards c-pushes, double sculling, one foot glides and more.

Registration for the 2015-2016 year will open at 9:00 am on July 7, 2015. Absolutely NO registrations will be accepted prior to 9:00 am on July 7th.

 


Ages: 4 - 5 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Cost: $55.00 (members) or $60.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall #1 September 04, 2014 – October 23, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4920
Fall #2 October 30, 2014– December 18, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4921
Winter #1 January 08, 2015 – February 26, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4922
Winter #2 March 05, 2015 - April 23, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4923
Spring #1 May 07, 2015 - June 25, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4924

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs
Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm 
Cost: $55.00 (members) or $60.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall
#1 September 04, 2014 – October 23, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4940
Fall #2 October 30, 2014– December 18, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4941
Winter
#1 January 08, 2015 – February 26, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4942
Winter #2 March 05, 2015 - April 23, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4943
Spring #1 May 07, 2015 - June 25, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4944

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:50 am - 10:20 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall
#1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4841
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4842
Winter
#1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4843
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4844

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:50 am - 10:20 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 1

 

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall #1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4845
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4846
Winter #1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4848
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4849

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:25am - 10:55 am (7 Weeks)

Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall #1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4850
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4851
Winter #1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4852
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4853

Ages: 8 - 15 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 11:00 am - 11:45 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $70.00 (members) or $80.00 (non-members)

Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall
#1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4891
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4892
Winter
#1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4893
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4894

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $55.00 (members) of $60 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 2

  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • 2->1 foot glide
  • 1 foot glide for a count of 3
  • Forward skating-push, glide sequence (not marching)*
  • Forward snow plow stop -Left* -Right*
  • Backward C shaped puses/pumping*
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-FORWARD PARALLEL SIDE STOP
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE-1 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

 

Fall
#1 September 04, 2014 – October 23, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4925
Fall #2 October 30, 2014 - December 18, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4926
Winter
#1 January 08, 2015 – February 26, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4927
Winter #2 March 05, 2015 – April 23, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4928
Spring #1 May 07, 2015 - June 25, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4929

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

Cost: $55.00 (members) of $60.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 2

  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • 2->1 foot glide
  • 1 foot glide for a count of 3
  • Forward skating-push, glide sequence (not marching)*
  • Forward snow plow stop -Left* -Right*
  • Backward C shaped puses/pumping*
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-FORWARD PARALLEL SIDE STOP
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE-1 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

 

Fall
#1 September 04, 2014 – October 23, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4945
Fall #2 October 30, 2014 - December 18, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4946
Winter
#1 January 08, 2015 – February 26, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4947
Winter #2 March 05, 2015 – April 23, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4948
Spring #1 May 07, 2015 - June 25, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4949

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:50 am - 10:20 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

Beginner Level 2

  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • 2->1 foot glide
  • 1 foot glide for a count of 3
  • Forward skating-push, glide sequence (not marching)*
  • Forward snow plow stop -Left* -Right*
  • Backward C shaped puses/pumping*
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-FORWARD PARALLEL SIDE STOP
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE-1 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall
#1 September 06, 2014 - October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4854
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4855
Winter
#1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4856
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4857

 


Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:50 am - 10:20 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)
 

 

Beginner Level 2

  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • 2->1 foot glide
  • 1 foot glide for a count of 3
  • Forward skating-push, glide sequence (not marching)*
  • Forward snow plow stop -Left* -Right*
  • Backward C shaped puses/pumping*
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-FORWARD PARALLEL SIDE STOP
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE-1 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

 

Fall #1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4858
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4859
Winter #1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4869
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4870

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:25 am - 10:55 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

 

Beginner Level 2

  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • 2->1 foot glide
  • 1 foot glide for a count of 3
  • Forward skating-push, glide sequence (not marching)*
  • Forward snow plow stop -Left* -Right*
  • Backward C shaped puses/pumping*
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-FORWARD PARALLEL SIDE STOP
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE-1 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

 

Fall #1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4871
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4872
Winter #1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4873
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4874

 


Ages: 8 - 15 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 11:00 am - 11:45 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $70.00 (members) or $80.00 (non-members)

Beginner Level 2

  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • 2->1 foot glide
  • 1 foot glide for a count of 3
  • Forward skating-push, glide sequence (not marching)*
  • Forward snow plow stop -Left* -Right*
  • Backward C shaped puses/pumping*
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-FORWARD PARALLEL SIDE STOP
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE-1 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

Fall
#1 September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4895
Fall #2 November 01, 2014 – December 13, 2014 7 Weeks Course Code #4896
Winter
#1 January 10, 2015 – February 28, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4897
Winter #2 March 07, 2015 - April 25, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #4898

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Ages: 6 -12 yrs Beginner
Day/Time: Thursday, 12:05 - 12:35 pm
Cost: $55.00 (members) $60.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 04, 2014 – October 23, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4950
Fall #2 October 30, 2014 - December 18, 2014 8 Weeks Course Code #4951
Winter #1 January 08, 2015 – February 26, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4952
Winter #2 March 05, 2015 – April 23, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4953
Spring #1 May 07, 2015 - June 25, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #4954

**Important Information**

Registration deadlines for each session are one (1) week prior to course start date. In order to guarantee your spot we strongly recommend signing up early! Classes fill up quickly and in an effort to keep our instructor/student ratios low we do limit registration numbers in each class. Late registrations will be accepted provided there is space available in the class. We reserve the right to cancel classes if minimum numbers are not met by the registration deadline. Member rates are available for Cardel Rec South Founding Members as well as members of the following community associations: Millrise, Midnapore, Sundance, Shawnessy, Evergreen, Shawnee, Chaparral, Bridlewood & Somerset. Multiple program and/or multiple family member registrations will receive a 10% discount if registered before the registration deadline.

Refund Policy: Refunds requested up to one week prior to the start date of desired program will receive a full refund. For cancellations within 7 days of the program start date or if the program has started Refunds will only be issued for medical reasons, and will require a doctors note prior to the the refund being processed.

The refund amounts will be pro-rated based upon the number of classes remaining in the program. All refunds requested after the registration deadline, regardless of the reason are subject to a $10.00 admin fee.

Please Note: There will be a $25.00 fee charged on all NSF cheques posted to Cardel Rec South.