Beginner Learn to Skate Lessons - Level 1

   

SUPPORT your own community and SAVE at Cardel Rec South!

Do you like to save money? Do you have your Community Association Membership card?

If you are a resident of one of our Partner Association Communities AND you have purchased your community membership, you will be eligible to receive a minimum discount of 10% off of our program registration fees. (Note: Joint programs run by outside providers will not be eligible for the discounts offered for Cardel Rec South run programs)

Proof of membership into one of the following Partner Community Associations will be required in order to receive your discount.

Each of the above links will offer information on how to purchase your community membership.

All proceeds from these memberships go directly back to your own community!

Here's what to expect!

  • Members: Partner Community Association members (with their cards)  will receive a minimum 10% discount in one of our registered recreation programs.
  • Residents: Community residents of our Partner community association who are not members of their community association (no cards) will receive a 5% discount.
  • Public: Non community residents do not receive a membership/residency discount.
  • A 10% multi program discount is offered to families registering in two or more programs offered in the same program session.

Registration for the 2018-2019 year will open at 9:00 am on June 12, 2018 for Partner Community Association Members WITH their Community Association Membership Cards.

Registration for the 2018-2019 year will open at 9:00 am on June 19, 2018 for Community Association Residents without their cards/Public.

Absolutely NO registrations will be accepted prior to 9:00 am on these dates.

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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: CSA approved hockey helmet. (NO Bike Helmets), 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.

Intermediate Level 1: Skills include backwards c-pushes, double sculling, one foot glides and more.

Intermediate Level 2: Skills include forward crosscuts, turning & jumping.

Intermediate Level 3: Skills include backward crosscuts, backward edges & turning.

PARTICPANTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN SKATES, GLOVES AND HELMET FOR ALL ON ICE PROGRAMMING.


Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • March 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

 * ALL skills MUST be perfromed accurately, consistently and confidently to be advanced to the next level.

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


Ages: 4 - 7 yrs 

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - 30 min class

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7252
  #2 October 30, 2018 - December 11, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7255
Winter #1 January 15, 2019 - February 26, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7261
  #2 March 05, 2019 - April 16, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7262 

Ages: 4 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm - 30 min class

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7253
  #2 October 30, 2018 - December 11, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7256
Winter #1 January 15, 2019 - February 26, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7263
  #2 March 05, 2019 - April 16, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7264 

Ages: 4 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm - This 30 minute class has been newly added for the 2018-2019 year.

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7292
  #2 October 30, 2018 - December 11, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7295
Winter #1 January 15, 2019 - February 26, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7298
  #2 March 05, 2019 - April 16, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7309 

 Ages: 4 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm - This 30 minute class has been newly added for the 2018-2019 year.

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7310
  #2 October 30, 2018 - December 11, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7311
Winter #1 January 15, 2019 - February 26, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7312
  #2 March 05, 2019 - April 16, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7313 

Ages: 8 - 15 yrs

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:10 pm - 5:55 pm - 45 min class

Cost:  $70.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $77.00 (residents without card)

          $85.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7386
  #2 October 30, 2018 - December 11, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7387
Winter #1 January 15, 2019 - February 26, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7388
  #2 March 05, 2019 - April 16, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7389 

Ages: 4 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - 30 min class

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 13, 2018 - October 25, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7314
  #2 November 01, 2018 - December 13, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7315
Winter #1 January 17, 2019 - February 28, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7316
  #2 March 07, 2019 - April 18, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7354
Spring   May 02, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7290

Ages: 4 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm - 30 min class.

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 13, 2018 - October 25, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7361
  #2 November 01, 2018 - December 13, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7365
Winter #1 January 17, 2019 - February 28, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7366
  #2 March 07, 2019 - April 18, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7375
Spring   May 02, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7291

Ages: 8 - 15 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 5:10 pm - 5:55 pm - 45 min class.

Cost:  $70.00 (members with card) (7 weeks)

          $77.00 (residents without card)

          $85.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 13, 2018 - October 25, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7376
  #2 November 01, 2018 - December 13, 2018 7 Weeks Course Code #7377
Winter #1 January 17, 2019 - February 28, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7378
  #2 March 07, 2019 - April 18, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7379

Ages: 4 - 6 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - 30 min class.

Cost:  $57.00 (members with card) (8 weeks)

          $63.00 (residents without card)

          $69.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 06, 2018 - October 25, 2018 8 Weeks Course Code #7249
  #2 November 01, 2018 - December 20, 2018 8 Weeks Course Code #7250
Winter #1 January 10, 2019 - February 28, 2019 8 Weeks Course Code #7257
  #2 March 07, 2019 - May 02, 2019 (no class Mar 28, 2018) 8 Weeks Course Code #7258
Spring   May 09, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 8 Weeks Course Code #7288

Ages: 4 - 6 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm - 30 min class

Cost:  $57.00 (members with card) (8 weeks)

          $63.00 (residents without card)

          $69.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 06, 2018 - October 25, 2018 8 Weeks Course Code #7254
  #2 November 01, 2018 - December 20, 2018 8 Weeks Course Code #7251
Winter #1 January 10, 2019 - February 28, 2019 8 Weeks Course Code #7259
  #2 March 07, 2019 - May 02, 2019 (no class Mar 28, 2018) 8 Weeks Course Code #7260
Spring   May 09, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 8 Weeks Course Code #7289

Ages: 4 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 9:30 am - 30 min class.

Cost:  $50.00 (members with card) (7 weeks) 

          $55.00 (residents without card)

          $61.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 08, 2018 - October 27, 2018 (no class Oct 06, 2018) 7 Weeks Course Code #7394
  #2 November 03, 2018 - December 15, 2018 7 Weeks  Course Code #7395
Winter #1 January 05, 2019 - February 23, 2019 (no class Feb 16, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7396
  #2 March 02, 2019 - April 13, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7397
Spring   May 04, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 (no class May 18, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7284

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:35 am - 10:20 am - 45 Min Class

Cost:  $70.00 (members with card) 

          $77.00 (residents without card)

          $85.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 08, 2018 - October 27, 2018 (no class Oct 06, 2018) 7 Weeks Course Code #7398
  #2 November 03, 2018 - December 15, 2018 7 Weeks  Course Code #7399
Winter #1 January 05, 2019 - February 23, 2019 (no class Feb 16, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7400
  #2 March 02, 2019 - April 13, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7401
Spring   May 04, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 (no class May 18, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7285

Ages: 8 - 15 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:25 am - 11:10 am - 45 Min Class

Cost:  $70.00 (members with card) 

          $77.00 (residents without card)

          $85.00 (public)

Fall #1 September 08, 2018 - October 27, 2018 (no class Oct 06, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7390
  #2 November 03, 2018 - December 15, 2018 7 Weeks  Course Code #7391
Winter #1 January 05, 2019 - February 23, 2019 (no class Feb 16, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7392
  #2 March 02, 2019 - April 13, 2019 7 Weeks Course Code #7393
Spring   May 04, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 (no class May 18, 2019) 7 Weeks Course Code #7287

Cardel Rec South proudly accepts the City of Calgary Fair Entry - Programs and services for low income Calgarians Fee Assistance Program. 

 **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 South Fish Creek Recreation Association.