West End Arena Ice Rink Schedule
Learn to Skate Program
Vancouver Park Board Learn to Skate program focuses on skill acquisition through activities and games. We offer classes for preschoolers, children, teens and adults. If you are unsure of which level to register in, please come to any public skate and ask for an on-ice assessment. CSA approved hockey or snowboard helmets are required for skate lessons (no bike helmets). A limited number of hockey helmets are available to use for free.
Winter Set 1 – December 20 at 7:00pm (Jan 3 – Feb 14)
Winter Set 2 – February 14 at 7:00pm ( Feb 15 – Mar 27)
How to Register On-line
Go to recreation.vancouver.ca to update or create your account.
Do you currently have an online account?
• Go to: recreation.vancouver.ca
• Click “Sign In”, or “Forget your password?” and follow
the steps to get your new password.
• Login with your email address and confirm your
account information is correct.
• Call 311 if you have any troubles with your online account.
Never registered online before?
• Go to: recreation.vancouver.ca
• Click “Sign In” or “Create an Account” to set up
your profile and password before registration
opens for winter programs.
Adult Hockey Skills
This is a co-ed, fun, no pressure program designed to boost your love of our national pastime. A standard session will see you doing a stretch and warm-up, a variety of exciting drills, personal development time (slapshot, faceoffs, crossovers) and of course, a game. Work on your skating, passing, shooting and your positioning to help boost your confidence. This is a very popular program with many players returning year after year. Full equipment is required, including face protection.
Sun Jan 5-Feb 9 5:15-6:00pm $69/6 sess
Sun Feb 16-Mar 22 5:15-6:00pm $69/6 sess
Sun Jan 5-Feb 9 6:00-6:45pm $69/6 sess
Sun Feb 16-Mar 22 6:00-6:45pm $69/6 sess
Ice Skating Lessons Registration Guide
Pick up your lesson schedule at the West End Front Office or view it online 2 weeks prior to registration.
Preschool 1 – Limited or no experience on the ice, cannot stand up on ice unassisted.
Preschool 2 – Stand up on ice unassisted, walk on ice with skates.
Preschool 3 – Skate across the ice, glide on 2 feet for 1/2 meter, scrape ice and backwards step.
Preschool 4 – Can Stop, glide for two meters and do five skulls forward.
Preschool 5/6 – Can glide on one foot for 1/2 meter, can skate backwards, can stop with either left or right foot.
Child 1 – Limited or no experience on the ice, cannot stand up on ice unassisted.
Child 2 – Can stand up on ice unassisted, skate across the ice and step/skate backward.
Child 3 – Glide on two feet for 1 meter, snowplow stop and sculling.
Child 4 – Half snowplow stop with left and right foot, backwards scull and forward single scull.
Child 5 – Forward circle thrusts both directions, backward C push, backward snowplow stop.
Child 6/7 – Forward crossovers, backward circle thrusts, backward stops and can use outside edges.
Beginner 1 – No experience
Beginner 2 – Can stop going forward, can glide 2 meters, can balance on one foot for 1/2 meter
Intermediate/Advanced – can skate backwards, can stop forwards, can glide for two meters forward and backwards, can balance on one foot for 2 meters.