The Guelph Skating Club provides a wide range of programs to meet the needs of skaters of all ages in the Guelph community.
Recreation Group Programs/Adult
For those wishing to learn the fundamental skills of movement and skating including balance, agility and speed, categorized by age and ability
For those children wanting to acquire and solidify the skating skills needed to enhance their hockey or ringette abilities
These programs operate on the following schedule:
Fall – 6 weeks (Sept - Oct)
Winter 1 – approx. 10 weeks (mid Oct – Dec)
Winter 2 - approx. 10 weeks (Jan - March break)
Spring – 6 weeks (mid Mar – April)
Extra Costs (mandatory):
1) Annual Skate Canada membership $35.70 to cover insurance costs (Sept 1 – Aug 30)
2) Annual Club $40 Ontario Skaters’ Promotional Contest fundraiser (skater can sell tickets to family/friends to recover the cost)
CSA approved hockey helmets are required for all skaters including all PreCanskate and Canskate as well as Adult participants up to and including Stage 5 of the Canskate teaching module
Warm clothing including mittens/gloves/coats/snow pants are also recommended. Group Programs/Registration
The introductory level for our Club’s figure skating programs is the PreStar program, which usually begins after basic skating skills are mastered in the CanSkate program. From PreStar, figure skaters would move into StarSkate where they begin to work with a private coach (Coaching Team 2017/18) and undertake training for Skate Canada tests and/or competitions.
For competitive skaters training to compete for qualifying national events, the Club offers a mandatory 4 days/wk on-ice competitive program. To maintain the fitness level required for competitive training, skaters must also participate in mandatory 3 days/week off-ice training classes.