Skating & Hockey

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Recreation Oak Bay’s terrific Learn to Skate program is for children and teens that want to improve their skating. The Learn to Skate program caters to preschool age, school age children and teens at any level who are wanting to improve their skating in a fun and motivating way.

The Greater Victoria Active Communities Learn to Skate Program is new to seven municipalities of Greater Victoria. The Learn to Skate Program has been streamlined and designed so that any pre-school or school age child can have their accomplishments transferred from center to center. This program is a badge incentive program that emphasizes the importance of comprehensive feedback through report cards. Our Skate Team Leader is on the ice during all lesson times and can answer your questions about lessons and your child’s progress.

Active Communities Learn to Skate program was created as an initiative to standardize the recreational component of learning to skate. 

To register your community, please print off the information form, fill it out and email it to the Learn to Skate Program Representative.

Download Active Communities Learn to Skate Program Materials:

For teens, the program improves their skating and offers opportunity to learn instructional skill to advance opportunities for later employment as a skating instructor.

The skater to instructor ratio on ice ensures that the skaters will learn and improve their skating skills.

CSA approved helmets and gloves are mandatory for the lessons. Helmets are available at no charge from the Skate Shop.

Recreation Oak Bay also offers Perfect Fit & Simple Set private (one-on-one) and semi-private (two people maximum) skating, hockey and figure skating instruction (see registration options above) with our qualified skating staff. Lessons are offered on Mondays between 3:15-5:45pm and Saturday morning between 9-10:30am from September to April (select times are also offered in the summer months).

Perfect Fit Private Lessons allow you to pick your lesson dates, times and instructor. Cancelations allowed if done on time – Call 250-370-7114 or email to book.

Simple Set option allow you to pick the lesson set schedule that works for you and at a reduced cost. You must attend all the class and there are not refunds or credits on miss classes. Make up lesson are not provided. Check lesson times and schedule to pick the set you want and then call reception 250-595-7946 to register.

Anytime of Private lesson will NOT run on a STAT holiday. Check your confirmation.

See the CHEK News segment on the Learn to Skate Program:

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