CHESTERMERE – Back in August when the temperature was substantially warmer than it has been the past week, there was an article promoting the Ice Edge Skating Club and learning how to skate if you didn’t already know how to skate. Well who can blame you if you were sipping back an ice cold refreshment, my guess is skating or winter sports were the farthest thing from your mind. The NHL lockout hadn’t even begun and summer sports were in full gear. Well before you knew it the winter chill arrived with little warning. So perhaps now is the time to think about skating for you and your family. The Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA), in cooperation with the Ice Edge Skating Club (formerly the Chestermere Skating Club) is offering Instructional Skating Programs at the Chestermere Rec Centre with Certified Skating Coach Alexander Sergeev.
The adult Learn to Skate starts on Tuesday, Oct 23rd and goes to Thursday, Dec 6th. This program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Six weeks – 12 classes for $100, what a deal!
How about the Munchkin Learn to Skate Programs? This one is called the Creepers and Crawlers for 2 to 3 year olds: a 6 week Parent and Tot class for $60.00. That’s 12 classes; another great deal. It goes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:00 AM or 2:00 to 2:30 PM, but there is a maximum of 8 for each class. That one starts Tuesday October 23rd and runs until Thursday December 6th.
Okay one more; this program is for the 4 to 6 year olds. Called the Snowflake Program, this is a 6 week program that requires some parental assistance. The cost is $60 for 12 classes which run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:30 AM or 2:30 to 3:00 PM and again, there is a maximum of 8 per class. What! This one starts on Tuesday October 23rd also. Late registrations are welcomed.
One more for the hockey and Ringette players skating Coach Alexander Sergeev wanted to mention was the CanPowerSkate program. This program focusses on skating skills and is geared towards the skaters (six years of age or older) who already have basic forward and backward skating skills. It’s an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program for hockey and ringette skaters for those who want to improve their balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved must be worn. There are 2 times for this program; either 4:15 to 5:00 PM or 5:00 to 5:45 PM every Friday.
Strap on the blades folks and get out there and embrace the winter.