What’s a kid to do in the summer when they want to keep cool, stay active, and have some fun?
They go check out the summer skating programs at Golden Edge!
Golden Edge Skating Academy, sanctioned with Calgary North Edge Skating Academy, offers summer programs at the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre on the Tsuut’ina Nation near southwest Calgary. This Skate Canada sanctioned school offers children of all ages an opportunity to learn and improve their skating skills, with programs from learning to skate and power skating to figure skating. (You can also find programs at the NE Sportsplex.)
As a Canadian kid, there’s nothing quite like grabbing your skates and heading to the rink or an outdoor pond with your family and friends. Whether your child is more interested in strengthening their slapshot or perfecting their double salchow, the Skate Canada programs at Golden Edge, taught by certified, professional coaches, help kids embrace the joy of skating at every level, so kids can achieve their goals in a fun, safe, and friendly environment.
The CanSkate program is for beginner skaters of all ages, as it focuses on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to enjoy any ice sport. These skills will enhance your child’s experience on the ice and give them the ability to move on to hockey, ringette, figure skating, or speed skating if they desire. There are six stages of balance, control, and agility skills that skaters will move through.
If you have a skater who already knows they love the ice and they want to improve their skills for hockey or ringette, Golden Edge also offers power skating, with the CanPowerSkate program. Full hockey gear is mandatory.
Of course, if your child has already mastered the basics and wants to keep going, Golden Edge also offers the Skate Canada STARSkate and competitive skate figure skating program. This program offers skaters a chance to develop their figure skating expertise in the areas of dance, skating skills, free skate, and artistic skating. The summer program offers an intensive week with lots of time on the ice and some off-ice training, as well.
The skating sessions at Golden Edge are mostly in a one-week format, but the times vary widely. See here to plan your schedule and register for an amazing summer on the ice!
Golden Edge (Calgary North Edge) Skating Academy Summer Programs:
Where: 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Jim Starlight Centre: 19 Bullhead Rd, Tsuut’ina Nation, AB OR Don Hartman NE Sportplex: 5206 68 St NE, Calgary, AB