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Kidz First Step - Fall 2019 Session

Kidz First Step - Fall 2019 Session

Kidz First Step - Fall 2019 Session


Thanks to our Synthetic ice, this program enables your child to learn the basics skating skills without the parents help (some children might need parental assistance). ** 3 years old and up.

We at Laurie’s Learn to Skate think our Synthetic Ice surface is the best surface on which to start your beginner skater. It takes away the need for any skate aids, or  parental assistance. The child feels confident because they can do it themselves and in doing so, find it fun and relaxing. Once the child feels they can accomplish the art of skating, they will exceed your expectations. We have seen amazing results in our beginner skaters since we installed the surface at our Pickering location in January 2000. Our rink operates 6 days a week, allowing us to accommodate working parent’s busy schedules.  I have been running programs for children since 1984.

I have never seen as great a change in the beginners as I have with this surface. Before we had the Synthetic Ice, we ran a Parent and Tot program on the real ice. Sometimes we would spend 5 of the 10 weeks just getting the children to stand alone, without assistance. On the Synthetic Ice, your child will learn how to go forward, backwards gliding and stopping. This is usually done within the first 3 lessons and all without a skate aid or parental assistance. Incorporating practice on the real ice as much as possible will also aid in their progress.  Our student / teacher ratio is 6 to 2. We feel this gives the child more time with the instructor. Your child will attend a 30 minute class once a week which consists of 20 minutes of lesson and 10 minutes of free skate at the end of each class.

Children will need a hockey helmet with a face mask, gloves or mitts and skates should be sharpened.

Synthetic ice classes held at 1885 Clements Rd Pickering Unit 214

Saturday Classes: (8 Weeks) No Skating October 12th 
Oct. 5, 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sunday Classes
: (8 Weeks) No Skating October 13th
Oct. 6, 20, 27 Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Dec. 1
Monday Classes
: (8 Weeks) No Skating October 14th
Oct. 7, 21, 28 Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec. 2
Tuesday Classes: (8 Weeks) 
Oct.  8, 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26                                                             
             Thursday Classes: (8 Weeks) No Skating October 31st 
Oct.10, 17, 24 Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec. 5