A variety of Learn to Skate programs are available year round at Richmond Arenas. These programs are divided into age and skill level and are designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of skating.
Please click the PDFs link below for our Learn to Skate Welcome Letter for important program information and our Learn to Skate levels.
Preschool: 4-5 years
School Age: 6-16 years
Adults: 17+ years
The Richmond Arenas Skate Lesson program is designed to provide a fun and safe introduction to ice skating.
Participants are evaluated on the skills at each individual level and may progress to the next level when all skills taught are performed successfully. Each level helps build confidence while introducing the skills of recreational skating.
It is recommended that all participants wear warm jackets, long pants and gloves. A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory for participation. Helmets are available for use during sessions at no extra charge.
For more information, call the Richmond Ice Centre at 604-448-5366 or Minoru Arenas at 604-238-8465.
Richmond Arenas offers other specialized programs for children including Ice Time Fun, Hockey Fun Time, Home Learners Lessons, Family Lessons and Private Skating Lessons.
Ice Time Fun
This program is designed to introduce preschoolers to the ice in a non-structured and fun atmosphere. Skates and helmets are mandatory and parents/ guardians are encouraged to participate in this program.
Hockey Fun Time
This program is an introduction to hockey in a fun and safe environment. To prevent injuries, a CSA approved hockey helmet with a cage, neck guard and hockey gloves are mandatory for participation in this program. Sticks are provided. Participants must be able to skate forward and stop in one direction.
Home Learners Skating Lessons
Work on a variety of skills in these lesson sets for all levels of skaters. A written evaluation of achievement is awarded upon completion of lessons. This program is for home-schooled students only.
Spend time learning or improving skating skills together in these lesson sets with a private instructor. As written evaluation of achievement is awarded upon completion of lessons.
Private Skating Lessons
Work one on one with a Learn to Skate instructor in these sessions that are tailored to each individual’s skill level and ability.
Day Camps (Winter Break, Spring Break + Summer)
Richmond Arenas run both 1/2 day and full day camps during Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer at both Minoru Arenas and Richmond Ice Centre for children ages 6-12 years.