Our Learn to Skate classes feature Aussie SkateTM, the national learn to skate program initiated by Ice Skating Australia. It will teach you the basic skills of ice skating, including balance, gliding, stopping, crossovers, spins, and jumps. From here you can develop your skills further and work towards the ice sports of figure skating, synchronised skating, short track speed skating and ice hockey with our other Canterbury Skate School programs.
Once skaters have completed our Learn To Skate Classes, they can progress to our Aussie Skate Intermediate and Freeskate classes. These introduce more advanced figure skating specific skills, including higher level jumps, spins, sprials and edges. Skaters can look towards doing figure skating competitions, completing their ISA (Ice Skating Australia) preliminary test, and joining our in-house figure skating club, the Sydney Figure Skating Club (SFSC).
If you have tried ice skating and you enjoy the thrill of going fast, then they olympic sport of Short Track Speed Skating may be just what you are looking for. Learn to skate fast confidently and develop agility, co-ordination, strength and stamina through fun games, relays, racing and obstacle courses.
The aim of our Hockey Development programs are to get skaters enjoying the sport of ice hockey.
Looking to be part of a team? Our synchronized skating classes give skaters the opportunity to learn the basics of this fast growing sport where skaters work together to complete skating elements in sync with each other.
Enjoy a fun, relaxed social time with others whilst learning new skating skills. Our coffee club classes for adults include a 45min lesson and 45min of practice time, as well as a $2 hot beverage (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) from our cafe.
Looking for something a bit different to entertain your tiny tots?
Formerly our special olympics program, our new Inclusive Skating classes help all skaters with physical or intellectual challenges and impariments learn to skate in a supportive environment. If you are unfamiliar with ice skating, come and observe our classes, meet the instructors and then decide if it’s a program you would like to participate in.
Our School Holiday Beginner Lessons at Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink are a fun way to learn the basic skills of ice skating.
It’s never too early to begin private lessons. Private lessons are available to complement Skate School Lessons from our Skate School Coaches, as well as from other accredited and experienced coaches. With one on one instruction, your skating coach can focus on the individual skater, providing expert guidance and helping the skater move through the levels at a faster pace.
Finding the right teacher is a crucial part of learning to skate. Many factors are involved, including individual personalities, learning styles, experience and technical know-how.