Who runs the club? The GSC is made up entirely of volunteers. We require your volunteer help for a successful season. Please feel free contact us for participation.
Are parents allowed on the ice? Parents are not allowed on the ice at any time.
What do you need to participate? All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!
Both figure skates and hockey style skates are fine for our Learn-to-Skate programs. Leather and lace up skates are preferable to vinyl. Molded plastic skates with velcro closures are not recommended. Bobskates with the double blade are not suitable for our programs.
Does my skater need a helmet? CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for all Pre-Canskate, CanSkate and Pre-Junior skaters until they have completed Level 5 Canskate. Bicycle helmets, skiing helmets, etc. do not meet the standards required. For full details go to: https://info.skatecanada.ca/hc/en-ca/articles/202492904
Can my skater bring a snack or drink? Food and drink are not permitted on the ice.
Is there any experience necessary to join your programs? No experience is necessary for any of our Learn-to-Skate / CanSkate / Pre-Canskate programs.
Is there special etiquette for STARskate sessions? Starskaters must keep in mind proper ice etiquette as follows:
• Soloist has right of way
• Harness has right of way
• Lessons have right of way
• When skating away from the boards, pay attention to oncoming skaters
• Ensure you get up quickly when you fall
• Profane language will not be tolerated
• Be aware of other skaters’ music and programs to avoid getting in their way
• All professional coaches on the ice have the authority to enforce any/all of the above.
What if my skater's needs change part way through the season? If your skater would like a more intensified program with a private coach, you can arrange private lessons with a member of our professional coaching staff. Please contact to arrange or discuss with a volunteer that can assist with setting you up with a coach.