Information

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.

Our skate school classes run over a 9 week term.  Skaters enrol in the same class time each week, so that they can work together with their instructor and fellow classmates to progress through the level, whilst creating a positive social environment in which to learn.  Skaters are tested at the end of the term and move up once they are competent in each of the skills in that level.  We monitor our class numbers to ensure a quality lesson can be provided each week.

 

Never Skated Before?

If you are 5 years or under you will begin in our Tiny Tots program.  If you are 6 years and over your will begin in Basic 1.  We also offer Adult specific classes, so if you are 18 or over you can join these classes. If you have skated a little before in a public session, you may get moved up to Basic 2 right away, depending on what skills you already have.  Our coaches will move you in the first weeks if you are not in the right level.

 

 

Attending Learn To Skate Lessons

Please arrive with plenty of time prior to your start time to allow sufficient time for parking and to ensure you are ready to commence your lesson on time. Remember to check your class time as your 30min practice time might be before your lesson time.  

 

What to wear

Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring a helmet if you have one. 

 

Having your own Skates

Once you are attending regular classes it is time to think about purchasing your own skates. It is important to have good equipment when participating in any sport and to take good care of it. Comfortable equipment will help the skater to progress much faster. You can pop into iSkate Canterbury where proprietor Margaret Scott and staff provide expert advice for all disciplines on boots, blades and accessories, as well as quality skate sharpening. 

Make sure your boots fit correctly with these quick tips:

  • Laces should be done up right to the top, do not leave out any holes
  • Your heel should not slip up or down when the boot is laced
  • To tighten your laces start pulling the clack from the bottom trying to keep an even pressure, keep lace as firm as possible
  • Be careful not to tighten too much as circulation can be affected
  • Tie off lace at the top and make sure no lace is hanging
  • You should be able to walk without too much difficulty. If you can’t you certainly will not be able to skate
  • If you wobble a lot when walking check the lacing and the size
  • DO NOT walk on concrete or any similar surfaces, as this will ruin the blades. Skate guards can be purchased from the skate shop to protect the blades. Walk on only rubber matting with uncovered blades.

 

Private Lessons

See our Coaches Profiles

Cost

Learn to Skate Class - Price for Term 4

9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

$240

 

Includes:

1 x Learn to Skate Class (includes 30min lesson and 30min practice) at designated time each week.

Unlimited public sessions during the term (12th October - 13th December).

Free skate hire for all of the above sessions.

 

An additional class can be purchased at the discounted rate of $120 per class per term (eg. if doing Basic 2 and Synchro class each week, or doing Novice 1 on Saturdays and Mondays).

Remember you can use your Active Kids voucher for these classes.

 

How to Register

Registrations for Term 4 open on 14th September.

This can be done in person or over the phone (9789 4044).  Payment is required at the time of registering.  Make sure you have a printed copy of your active kids voucher with you at time of purchase.  The rink has adopted a cashless environment, so all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.

 

 

During the school holidays the following will be taking place before Term 4 commences.

Please click here to download registration form for the below school holiday activities. Email your form to admin@canterburyolympicicerink and call 9789 4044 to make payment, or bring the form in and you can pay in person.

 

1. Skate School Practice Days. 

Practice what you have learnt in Term 3 and get ready for Term 4, with coaches on hand to provide help and tips as well as running structured skill challenges during the sessions. Note that these are not regular skate school classes but practice sessions with coaches available to provide tips.

Monday 21st and 28th September: 4.15-5.45pm

Saturday 26th September: 9.45am - 11.15am

Cost: $20 per session

 

2. Kickstarter Clinic

Improve and master elements from Term 3 and get a head start on your Term 4 level with our intensive skate school clinic, a 75min class with our experienced coaches.

Saturday 10th October

9.00am-10.15am: Intermediate, Freeskate and Adult levels

10.15am-11.30am: Tiny Tots, Basic and Novice levels

Cost: $30

 

3. Free Come and Try Sessions

Now is your chance to come and try out all of our ice sports, with our FREE come and try sessions during the school holidays.

Synchro and Ice Dance: Saturday 26th September 8.45am-9.45am

Speed School: Saturday 10th October 11.30am-12.15pm

Ice Hockey Skills: Monday 28th September 5.00pm-5.45pm

 

 

If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

 

 

Class Schedule - Term 4

 

 

Terms and Conditions

COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
  • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
  • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
  • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
  • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
  • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
  • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
  • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
  • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

 

During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

  • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
  • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
  • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
  • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

 

 

Information

Learn to Figure Skate

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).

 

 

Private Lessons

 

See our Coaches Profiles

Cost

Learn to Skate Class - Price for Term 4

9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

$240

 

Includes:

1 x Learn to Skate Class (includes 30min lesson and 30min practice) at designated time each week.

Unlimited public sessions during the term (12th October - 13th December).

Free skate hire for all of the above sessions.

 

An additional class can be purchased at the discounted rate of $120 per class per term (eg. if doing Basic 2 and Synchro class each week, or doing Novice 1 on Saturdays and Mondays).

How to Book

Registrations for Term 4 open on 14th September.

This can be done in person or over the phone 9789 4044. Payment must be made at time of registration.  The rink has adopted a cashless environment, all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.  

 

If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

 

Term 4 Class Timetable

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
  • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
  • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
  • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
  • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
  • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
  • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
  • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
  • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

 

During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

  • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
  • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
  • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
  • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

 

 

Join a club

Our in-house club is the Sydney Figure Skating Club.  For information on membership, training and competitions please visit the Sydney Figure Skating Club website.

 

Information

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.

  • Ages 5 years to adult
  • Speed and strategy come together in this fun, exhilarating sport
  • Speed skates and helmet rental available free of charge
  • Opportunities to compete in club, state, national and international speed skating competitions when you become a member of the Sydney Arrows, Australia's most successful speed skating club.
  • Also suitable for figure, synchro and hockey players looking to improve their speed.

What to wear

Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring a helmet if you have one. You can wear our regular hire skates or we have a supply of speed skates (the really long blades!!) you can try when you are ready.

 

Cost

SPEED SCHOOL - TERM 4

9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

$140

Remember you can use your active kids vouchers for this class (only $40 with Active Kids Voucher).

Includes:

1 x 45min class at designated time each week

Free rental equipment including speed skates and helmet.

 

Want to come Monday and Saturday?  Get a discounted rate on the second class ($120) for the term. 

If you are already participating in a Learn to Skate Class, then you can pay a Speed School term at the discounted rate of $120.

 

CASUAL RATE

Skaters may come for a casual Speed School class for $18 per session.

 

 

How to Book

Bookings for term 4 open on 14th September.

This can be done either at the rink in person or over the phone.  The rink has adopted a cashless environment so all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.

 

If you have an Active Kids voucher you may use that for a Speed School Term.  Bring your voucher in when paying for the term to be redeemed.

 

If you are just coming casually to Speed School you will need to fill out a registration form (on your first visit).

 

If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

Term 4 Class Timetable

SPEED SCHOOL CLASSES - TERM 4

12th October - 13th December

 

Class Day Start Time Finish Time

Saturday

11:30am 12:15pm

Monday

5:45pm 6:30pm

Skaters may pay for the term upfront at a discounted rate, or join classes casually.

 

Terms and Conditions

COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
  • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
  • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
  • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
  • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
  • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
  • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
  • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
  • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

 

During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

  • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
  • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
  • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
  • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

 

 

Join a club

As your skills improve, you could take the next step and join our in-house club, the Sydney Arrows Ice Racing Club, Australia's most successful short track club. Please visit www.sydneyarrows.com for more information.

Information

The aim of our Hockey Development programs are to get skaters enjoying the sport of ice hockey.

 

Saturday Ice Hockey Development

  • Ages 8 years to adult. For skaters under 8 years of age we suggest completing Learn to Skate Classes to Novice 2 before attempting Ice Hockey for safety reasons.
  • Beginner and Intermediate levels catered for.
  • Family friendly environment and great way to meet new friends
  • Develop and improve your fitness, balance, coordination and strength
  • Accredited and experienced instructors ensure a safe and fun learning environment developing skaters overall skating, stick handling and shooting ability.
  • Skate rental, hockey stick and protective gear available free of charge for use if required
  • Opportunities to join the Canterbury Ice Hockey Club

 

 

Monday Hockey Skills

  • Aussie Skate class for developing hockey skating skills
  • For beginners of all ages
  • 30min lesson time and 30min practice time each week

 

Learn to Play

A Learn to Play session for young beginners aged 4-11 years runs on Sunday mornings from 11.45am-12.45pm.  Cost is $18, and includes all equipment needed. 

 

    Cost

    Ice Hockey Development - Price for Term 4

    9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

    $180

     

    Includes: 

    1 x 75min class per week

    Includes skate and equipment hire

     

     

    Hockey Skills Class - Price for Term 4

    9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

    $240

     

    Includes:

    1 x Hockey Skills Class (includes 30min lesson and 30min practice) at designated time each week.

    Unlimited public sessions during the term (12th October - 13th December).

    Free skate hire for all of the above sessions.

     

    An additional class can be purchased at the discounted rate of $120 per class per term (eg. if doing Basic 2 and Hockey Skills class each week, then Hockey Skills class would be $120).

     

    CASUAL RATES

    Skaters may come to the above classes on a casual basis. Rates are per session - 

    Hockey Development: $25

    Hockey Skills $20

    Learn to Play Hockey: $18. Casual rate only available for these classes.

     

    How to Book

    Bookings for term 4 open on 14th September.

    This can be done in person at the rink or over the phone (9789 4044). The rink has adopeted a cashless environment so all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.

     

    If you have an Active Kids voucher you may use that for any Learn Ice Hockey Program Term.  Bring your voucher in when paying for the term to be redeemed.

     

    If you are just coming casually to the ice hockey classes you will need to fill out a registration form (on your first visit).

     

    If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

    Term 4 Class Timetable

    Ice Hockey Development School (8 years - adult)

    • Total ice time is 75 minutes with accredited and experienced coaches
    • Free skate rental and gear on class day (if required)
    Saturdays Start Time Finish Time

    Ice Hockey Development School

    12:30pm 1:45pm

     

     

    Hockey Skills Class  (Aussie Skate)

    • Total ice time is 60 minutes (30min practice followed by 30min lesson)
    • Free skate rental on class day (if required)

     

    Mondays Start Time Finish Time
    Hockey Skills Class     

    4.45pm

    5:45pm

     

    Learn to Play Hockey (4-11 years)

    • 60min class with an accredited coach
    • Free skate and equipment rental (if required)
    Sundays Arrival Time Start Time Finish Time

    Learn to Play

    11:15am 11:45am 12:45pm

    Terms and Conditions

    COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

     

    • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
    • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
    • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
    • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
    • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
    • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
    • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
    • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
    • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
    • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
    • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

     

    During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

     

     

    Join a club

    If you would like to join a team and play for the Canterbury Ice Hockey Club, please visit www.cihc.org.au for more information.

    Information

    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.

    • Our Synchro classes run on Saturdays and Mondays.
    • Lessons can either be purchased as a term or on a casual basis
    • Ages from 5 years to Adult
    • Be a part of a team and develop valuable teamwork and leadership skills, forming lifelong friendships.
    • Accredited and experienced coaches ensure a safe and fun learning environment
    • Provides a good foundation for joining our in-house synchronized teams

    Cost

    Synchronized Skating - Price for Term 4

    9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

    $240

     

    Includes:

    1 x Learn to Skate Class (includes 30min lesson and 30min practice) at designated time each week.

    Unlimited public sessions during the term (12th October - 13th December).

    Free skate hire for all of the above sessions.

     

    If you are already doing a learn to skate or learn to figure skate class, then this can be purchased as an additional class at the discounted rate of $120 per class per term (eg. if doing Basic 2 and Synchro class each week).

    Casual rate of $20 per class

    Term 4 Class Timetable

    Synchronized Skating Class  (Aussie Skate)

    • Total ice time is 60 minutes (30min practice followed by 30min lesson)
    • Free skate rental on class day (if required)

     

    Lesson Day Start Time Finish Time

    Saturdays

    9:15am 10:15am
    Mondays 4:45pm 5:45pm

     

     

    Terms and Conditions

    COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

     

    • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
    • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
    • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
    • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
    • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
    • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
    • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
    • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
    • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
    • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
    • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

     

    During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

     

     

    Join a club

    Majestic Ice Australia train at Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink. If you’re interested in joining a team please contact Majetic Ice Australia directly www.majesticice.com.au 

    How to Book

    Bookings for term 4 open on 14th September.

    This can be done either in person or over the phone (9789 4044). Payment must be made upon registering. The rink has adopted a cashless environment, so all payments including in the canteen will be with card only.  

     

    If you are just coming casually to Coffee Club you will need to fill out a registration form (on your first visit).

     

    If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

    Information

    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.

    Beginner to advanced learn to skate classes and ice hockey are offered during this time.  You may register for the term or come casually if you cannot make it each week.

     

     

     

     

     

    Term 4 Class Timetable

     

    COFFEE CLUB CLASS TIMES - TERM 4

    12th October - 13th December

     

    Lesson Day Start Time Finish Time

    Tuesday

    10:30am 12:00pm

    Thursday

    10:30am 12:00pm

     

    Cost

    Coffee Club - Price for Term 4

    9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

    $180

     

    Includes:

    1 x 45min class with 45min of practice time at designated time each week

    Free skate hire

     

    Want to come twice a week? An additional class can be purchased at the discounted rate of $120 per class per term.  (If you come on Tuesdays and Thursday each week cost for both classes for the term would be $300 total).

     

    CASUAL RATE

    Skaters may come to coffee club classes on a casual basis. Rates are per session - 

    Coffee Club: $25

    Terms and Conditions

    COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

     

    • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
    • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
    • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
    • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
    • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
    • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
    • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
    • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
    • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
    • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
    • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

     

    During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

     

     

    Information

    Looking for something a bit different to entertain your tiny tots?

    • Age 5 years and under
    • Opportunity to interact, play and participate with other children on the ice
    • Loads of fun games, toys and drawing activities
    • 1 hour group lesson with accredited and experienced instructor
    • Skate rental and helmet available free of charge for use if required
    • Adults can participate with their toddler on the ice for an additional $5.00

    Cost

    PLAYGROUP - TERM 4

    9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

    $120

     

    Includes:

    1 x 60min class at designated time each week

    Free rental equipment.

    Parent/Guardian can skate for $5.00 each session.

     

     

    CASUAL RATE

    Skaters may come for a casual Playgroup class for $15 per session.

     

    How to Book

    Bookings for term 4 are now open and can be made at the rink in person or by calling us on 9789 4044. 

     

    If you have an Active Kids voucher you may use that for a Playgroup Term.  Bring your voucher in when paying for the term to be redeemed.

     

    If you are just coming casually to Playgroup you will need to fill out a registration form (on your first visit).

     

    If you have any questions please call us on 9789 4044 or email admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

    Term 4 Class Timetable

    TERM 4 DATES: 12th October - 13th December

    • 1 hour group lesson with accredited and experienced coach
    • Optional: Public skating until 12:00pm (with parent/guardian)
    • Free skate rental on lesson day (if required)
    • Parent/Guardian can skate for $5 per session
    Lesson Day Start Time Finish Time

    Monday

    10:30am 11:30am

    Wednesday

    10:30am 11:30am

     

    Terms and Conditions

    COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

     

    • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
    • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
    • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
    • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
    • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
    • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
    • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
    • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
    • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
    • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
    • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

     

    During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

     

     

    Information

    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.

    • Ages 6 years to adult
    • Figure skating for athletes with physical or intellectual challenges and impariments
    • Accredited and nurturing instructors on hand to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning environment.
    • Opportunities to participate in in-house events
    • Progression with regular evaluation 
    • Free skate rental on lesson day

    What to wear

    Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring a helmet if you have one.

    Cost

    INCLUSIVE SKATING - TERM 4

    9 weeks (12th October - 13th December)

    $120

     

    Includes:

    1 x 30min class with 15min off-ice warmup at designated time each week

    Free rental equipment including speed skates and helmet.

     

     

     

    CASUAL RATE

    Skaters may come for a casual Inclusive Skating class for $15 per session.

     

     

     

     

    Term 4 Class Timetable

     

    TERM 4 DATE: 12th October - 13th December

     

    - 15min off-ice warmup, beginning at 9.15am upstairs

    -15min to get skates on

    - 30min class on the ice from 9.45am-10.15am

     

    Lesson Day Arrival Time Start Time Finish Time

    Saturday

    9:00am 9:15am 10:15am

    Terms and Conditions

    COIR SKATE SCHOOL TERMS & CONDITIONS

     

    • We reserve the right to make class changes as deemed necessary including combining classes where there are low numbers. Class times may change Term to Term depending on demand.
    • All payments are non-refundable. If the service cannot be provided by the rink as a result of a governmental order the customer would have the option to have the services supplied at a later time, or obtain a credit that could be used for other services at the rink, including public sessions, birthday parties or following skate school registrations. All issues regarding payments should be addressed to the Manager.
    • Make up lessons: Missed lessons can be made up by attending a class at an alternative time.  We allow a maximum of 2 make up classes per term and these must be taken during the term in which they are missed.  Any unused lesson will be forfeited.
    • All patrons skate at their own risk. There is a certain amount of risk attached with the activities provided and by participating you will release the rink from any responsibility or legal liability associated with participating in the activity or actions of other patron’s present.
    • The rink provides helmets, knee, and elbow pads for use during Skate School activities please see Skate Hire staff for assistance.
    • Patrons must be appropriately clothed for a public place & must wear enclosed shoes into the venue & skates on the ice. Patrons with bare feet will not be permitted entry.
    • No outside food and drinks cannot be taken inside COIR (unless approved prior with management).
    • COIR is an unlicensed premise, & as such, the consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
    • Patrons wishing to bring personal items into the rink do so at their own risk.  Lockers are available for hire inside the rink. COIR will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of a patron’s personal property.
    • Published session times and prices may be subject to change without notice.
    • Adults are responsible for minors under their supervision. Minors aged 12 and under must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times (whilst on COIR premises).

     

    During this time remember that we can all contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by doing the following:

    • Maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible. 
    • Practice good hygiene (wash/sanitise hands thoroughly and often)
    • Stay home if unwell and seek medical advice
    • COIR strongly encourages all patrons of the rink to download the government COVIDSafe App to help stop the spread and save lives.

     

     

    Group Bookings

    We offer group bookings for athletes with physical or intellectual  challenges or impairments wanting to experience the following:

    • Weekday School Groups
    • School Holiday Groups
    • Birthday Parties

    Bookings are essential, please contact us at admin@canterburyolympicicerink.org.au

    Information

    Our School Holiday Beginner^ Lessons at Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink are a fun way to learn the basic skills of ice skating.

    • 30min group lesson followed by 90min public skating session.
    • Free skate and helmet hire.
    • Family friendly environment and great way to meet new friends
    • Accredited and experienced instructors ensure a safe and fun learning environment
    • Provides a good introduction for joining our Learn to Skate program and ice sports

     

    ^School Holiday Lessons are for beginner skaters only. If you are already attending our structured group lessons in our Learn to Skate Programs, these School Holiday Lessons may not be suitable.

     

    First time attending a School Holiday Lesson
    Arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson start time to allow time for parking, rink entry and to get fitted for skates. This is to ensure you are ready to commence your lesson on time.

    What to wear
    Dress warmly and bring gloves, socks, long pants and jumper. Bring an inline helmet if you have one or you may borrow one of ours from skate hire.

     

    COVID-19 UPDATE

     

    In response to rising case numbers in NSW, if you have attended any reported case location listed on the NSW Health website (www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates), DO NOT purchase tickets as you will be refused entry to the rink.  All patrons must sanitise their hands when entering, and may be subject to temperature checking upon arrival.  If you are feeling unwell do not come to the rink and seek medical advice.  We are doing our best to keep the rink a safe environment and ask that you follow all staff directions, continue to social distance wherever possible and practice good hygiene so that we can continue to provide a place for you to skate. We thank you for your continued support of Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink.

    Dates & Times

    • 30 minute group lesson with accredited and experienced coach 10:00am – 10:30am
    • Please arrive at 9:30am, as you are required to start your lesson strictly at 10:00am (late comers may not be accommodated).
    • 1.5 hours Public Skating 10:30am – 12:00pm included with purchase of a School Holiday Lesson.
    • Free skate rental on lesson day (if required)
    Month Dates Arrival Time Lesson Time

    Public Session Time

    September & October 2020
    • Daily on the following dates:
    • Monday 28th September - Friday 2nd October
    • Tuesday 6th October -  Friday 9th October
    • NOTE: No lessons on Monday 5th October (public holiday)
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    9:30am 10:00am– 10:30am 10:30am-12:00pm
             

    Cost

    School Holiday Lessons

    Tickets can be purchased at  www.ticketebo.com.au/coirholidaylessons

    Spaces are limited so book now to secure your spot.

     

    $25.00 per skater per lesson

    *Skate School Cards and discount vouchers not accepted

     

    SPECIAL OFFER

    Buy 3 lessons for $65 (save $10)

    Buy 5 lessons for $100 (save $25)

    Discount will automatically be applied on the checkout page.

    Note: lessons must be purchased in the same transaction to receive discount.

     

     

     

     

    FAQs

    Bookings are essential.  

    Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketebo.com.au/coirholidaylessons

     

     

    Our special offer is for purchasing multiple tickets for our school holiday lessons.

    3 tickets for $65 or 5 tickets for $100.

    These may be multiple tickets for one skater on different days, or for multiple skaters on the same day.

    Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction, and the discount will automatically be applied at checkout.  Eg. if you purchase 4 tickets, you would pay $90 (3 for $65 plus 1 at $25).

     

     

    It is advisable to arrive 30 minutes before the start time to find parking, enter the rink, and fitting of your skates. You should be ready to step onto the ice for the lesson at the posted start time of 10.00am.

     

    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.

    Skaters seeking private lessons are advised to attend a Skate School Lesson to observe the coaches as they conduct their lessons and see which coaching style and personality suits their needs. Skaters may approach coaches after the session has finished to request availability and pricing for private lessons. Please note each coach has his or her own lesson fee and lesson schedule, this fee is in addition to the rink entry fee at cashiers desk.

     

    View coaches profiles

    Choosing A Private Coach

    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. Many skaters start out with group classes and then move on to private lessons from there. The direction you take depends on what your goals are and what you want to get of your skating.

    List your goals or at least have one in your mind indicating what you are looking for in a coach. Ask, What do I want this coach to do for me technically? Emotionally? – Go into the rink and see the coach/s in action. – How does the coach respond to problems and obstacles – Would that be a good way for you> - Do you think you would respond well to the way the coach is handling a situation?

    Another thing to think about is whether the technique being taught is compatible with what you hope to achieve. Do you like the way a particular coach’s skaters look on the ice – Is their posture good – Do they have power and flow in their stroking – Do the skaters truly BEND in the knees an ankles – Is the free leg extended, toes pointed – Is there good contact with the ice – Do jumps have height and distance – Are spins centred with good body alignment?

    Since most of the coaches have skaters of varying level and ability, you’ll have to watch a number of students to make a fair evaluation.

    Changing Coach

    For various reason, there may come a time when it’s necessary to find a new teacher. Maybe a skater is no longer making progress or the relationship is no longer effective. Perhaps the skater needs to move to a higher level coach to continue up the ladder. For what ever reason the change need to be made, make an effort to notify the coach privately, in a discreet and courteous manner, and settle outstanding bills before starting out with a new coach.

    Ref: Kriz, Seija. “Choosing A Private Coach”. The Scribe – Skate School Newsletter – Issue 32. 2000