WSCR is pleased to offer its Annual Preschool Skate program at WinSport Arena/Markin MacPhail Centre.

    This is a great opportunity to introduce your preschool and kindergarten-aged children to the ice in a fun learn-to-skate program (designed for ages 3-6) within a close community setting with certified coaches.

    This program is only open to members at a cost of $20 per skater, per session (see dates/times below). Non-members $50 per skater per session. Each session includes 7 classes.

    DID YOU KNOW that you do not need to live in the communities of West Springs or Cougar Ridge to become a member of the WSCRCA. Not a member yet? SIGN UP HERE for only $25/year for the whole family. Join now!

    Registration opens on January 25, 2024. NOTE: new or renewed memberships may take time to synchronize with the registration system.

    If you are already a member, register for PRESCHOOL SKATE HERE

    Space is limited and we expect it will fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

    If you wish to register as a non-member, please email


    Session 1: Preschool Skate FRIDAYS at 10:00 to 10:25AM - Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 8, 15, 22. NO SKATING on Mar 1st.

    Session 2: Preschool Skate FRIDAYS at 10:30 to 10:55AM - Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 8, 15, 22. NO SKATING on Mar 1st.

    Skaters can register for back-to-back sessions if space is available

    Coaches recommend that first-time skaters register in a single session only as an hour of ice time can be physically demanding.

    Mandatory for preschool skating participants:

    Skates and a CSA-approved hockey helmet for each skater. A cage is required for skaters who cannot confidently skate forwards and backwards without support and without falling.

    Mitts/gloves are required; snow pants are strongly recommended

    Parents/Guardians with a helmet AND skates are welcomed on the ice to help their child. Please note that the helping adult needs to be a proficient skater

    Parents and participants should arrive 10-15 minutes early so kids are suited up and on the ice for their start time

    A PARENT/GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED TO BE AT THE ARENA AT ALL TIMES. Failure to have a parent/guardian available may result in the child being unable to participate.


    The WinSport Arena/Markin MacPhail Centre’s Rink Assignments are subject to change. There are 4 rinks and WSCRCA may be assigned to a different rink each week. Please check the board (TV display mounted overhead at the entrance at the elevators and at rink level) for the rink and change room assignments prior to each lesson.


    Arena Parking Map can be found HERE 

    Purple: Coming from the top of the hill (Cougar Ridge) and travelling down WinSport’s West Track Service Road, the parking lot is located before the RFID gate on the left hand side. Once parked, walk past Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and across Canada Olympic Dr SW to the entrance of Winsport Arena/Markin MacPhail Centre. Stairs and elevators are available to take you down to the rink level (Level 0).

    Blue: Coming from the TransCanada Hwy, parking is available in several lots around the WinSport Arena/Markin MacPhail Centre. The Player’s Lot is the closest and at rink level.


    There will be no refunds issued unless the program is full and the vacancy can be filled by a participant on the waitlist. Registrations are non-transferable. Withdrawal/Refund requests must be made to

    For additional information, please contact our volunteer organizer Kimberly at