Learn to Skate

This is the winter you Learn to Skate

It’s that time of year again when the crisp winter air is filled with the swish-swoosh sounds of blades criss-crossing paths across the ice in excitement. The sight of families, bundled in toques, toasty mittens and warm scarves, complete the picture as they make their way across the rink, well on their way to mastering this timeless winter tradition. Harbourfront …

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Life is short – Learning to Skate as an Adult

Learning to Skate as an Adult

Taking skating lessons as an adult can seem unnerving and even a little uncomfortable, but after lacing up your skates and getting onto the rink it can also feel freeing, enjoyable and fun! We spoke to Learn to Skate participant Karti about her experience with the program. 1. What inspired you to take skating lessons? About three years ago I …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to do a Crossover

Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you looking smooth on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to Skate Backwards

Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you back on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season your …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to Stop

Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you back on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season your …

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Learn to Skate by the Lake

Skating is a classic Canadian pastime. There’s no better feeling than gliding across the rink, feeling the crisp, cool air on your face and taking in the picturesque setting around you. And no matter what age you are, learning to skate is a thrilling and important experience. Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce its Learn to Skate program, generously supported …

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Learn to skate on Toronto’s most scenic rink

Lacing up a pair of skates and gliding across a freshly re-surfaced ice rink is a Canadian rite of passage. The distinct sound of blades carving into the ice, the flurry of toques, scarves and mitts, the rich aroma of hot chocolate wafting through the air – the essence of winter. It would be a shame to miss out.

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Falling

Everyone falls from time to time, whether you’re new to skating or have been lacing up for years! While most of us don’t like landing on the ice, knowing how to fall safely (and, of course, how to get back up) can help prevent skating injuries, especially in adults.

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Posture

Proper posture is the key to good balance and to staying on your feet. Shoulders back and down, feet apart, knees bent, and, above all, keep your head up! While we probably should stand like this without our skates on, most of us don’t. Paying attention to how you hold your body on the ice will improve your stride and …

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Learn To Skate Quick Tip: Lacing Up

Whether you’re new to skating or you’ve been at it for years, the way your skates fit can have a huge impact on how you move on the ice.

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