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Adult Novice/Intermediate

Ages 16+

This program is designed for those ages 16+ that are either learning to be more confident on their skates (novice) or looking to refine their skills (intermediate).

Novice participants will work on pushing and gliding techniques while being introduced to more complex skills through interactive exercises and drills. You are a “novice skater” if you have been on the ice before and are able to move forward.

Intermediate participants will work on forward and backwards pushing and gliding techniques as well as turning, stopping and cross-cuts. You are an “intermediate skater” if you are able to stop and/or skate backwards.

This course is four weeks long. Each class includes 55 minutes of instruction.


Registrations for Learn to Skate 20/21 are now open. Please be sure to read our updated health and safety information regarding our programs and stay up to date on our social channels @LearntoSkateTO. We hope to see you on the ice!

Thursdays at 6:30pm

Session 1: November 26 – December 17
Session 2: December 31 – January 21
Session 3: January 28 – February 19

Saturdays at 3:30pm

Session 1: November 28 – December 19
Session 2: January 2–23
Session 3: January 30 – February 20

Sundays at 3:30pm

Session 1: November 29 – December 20
Session 2: January 3–24
Session 3: January 31 – February 21

Please review our enhanced health and safety protocols for the 2020/21 Learn to Skate season farther down this page.

No skates or helmet? We’ll rent them to you!

Prefer one-on-one skating tips or a group skating class with friends or co-workers? Learn more about our Private Lessons.

All classes take place on the Harbourfront Centre Rink (formerly the Natrel Rink) at 235 Queens Quay West on Toronto’s waterfront.

The health and safety of our employees and visitors is our top priority. We have implemented the following to ensure you have a safe and fun experience:

Participant Limits: Only program participants and Instructors may access the Learn to Skate Lobe of the Rink. The number of individuals in this space will be capped at 15. Only one guardian per participant may accompany child participants of the program and will be permitted to wait in the Learn to Skate waiting area.

Screening: Participants and Instructors will be screened at the beginning of each class and those who are showing signs of COVID-19, who have had close contact with someone who has symptoms or a probable case of COVID-19, or who have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days are not permitted to participate in this program.

Physical Distancing: Participants will maintain physical distancing during the Learn to Skate Program.

Masks or Face covering: must be worn when entering any of Harbourfront Centre’s buildings, or in Harbourfront Centre’s designated rink area.

Enhanced Cleaning: We have increased our cleaning schedule and will be disinfecting high-touch and high-traffic areas multiple times a day.

Equipment Rentals will be available, with enhanced protocols in place.