WSCR is pleased to offer its Annual Preschool Learn to Skate program at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.

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

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

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 8 classes.

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Session 1: Preschool Skate MONDAYS at 10:00 to 10:25AM – OCT 4, 18, 25, NOV
1, 8, 15, 22, 29. No Skating on Monday, Oct 11.

Session 2: Preschool Skate MONDAYS at 10:30 to 10:55AM – OCT 4, 18, 25, NOV
1, 8, 15, 22, 29. No Skating on Monday, Oct 11.

Session 3: Preschool Skate WEDNESDAYS at 1:00 to 1:25PM – OCT 6, 13, 20, 27
NOV 3, 17, 24, DEC 1. No Skating on Wednesday, Nov 10.

Session 4: Preschool Skate WEDNESDAYS at 1:30 to 1:55PM – OCT 6, 13, 20, 27
NOV 3, 17, 24, DEC 1. No Skating on Wednesday, Nov 10.

• 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 ice time can be physically demanding
• Refunds will be issued only if the spot can be filled, otherwise, it is non-refundable.

Due to the new City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw (65M2021) introduced last week, to access WinSport’s arena facility, everyone aged 12 and older must now provide valid identification (16+ must be photo ID) and one of the

  • Valid proof of vaccination – At least one vaccination shot as long as the first shot was at least 14 days prior to the day of access (as of October 25, 2021, only 2 shots will be acceptable); OR
  • Valid privately paid lab report indicating a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours. The *written lab report* must contain the following:
  • Name of the lab that did the test (AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories cannot be accepted)
  • Rapid test or PCR test – must indicate type of test and that it is approved by Health Canada
  • Time the test was taken – time test taken must be within the last 72 hours
  • Clear negative result
  • NOTE: Self-administered test is not accepted. Lab must be a recognized, credible lab.
  • Those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons must provide a negative test to ensure the safety of all participants and staff. WinSport does not require proof of medical exemption.

WinSport will continue to check ID and proof of vaccination/lab report at arenas, BNTC and PTC entrances. This includes support* people that are helping children get ready for their ice time. *Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals ages two and up who enter the facility. Masks may be removed when engaging in physical activity.

Spectators are allowed and must be seated in the stands, but not at the ice level. No group gatherings are permitted in the stands, spectators may only sit with members of their own household. Food and drinks are not permitted in the viewing area at this time. WinSport is working to finalize the arena entrance process and dressing room protocols. Further details will be provided.

For more information on what you need to know to come to WinSport’s arenas, gyms, event spaces and food & beverage facilities, please view our COVID-19 update page here.  This page will be updated as restrictions or guidelines change.

*Mandatory for preschool skating participants:*
– A CSA approved hockey helmet with a cage is required for each skater
– Mitts/gloves are required; snow pants are 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 15 minutes early, so kids are suited up and on the ice for their start time
– Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable if the spot cannot be filled

For additional information, please contact our volunteer organizer at