About Skate Battlefords

Skate Battlefords programming provides an inclusive environment for the development of Recreational, Star & Competitive Figure Skating. The development of Hockey & Ringette Skills. Our club also provides opportunities for families to skate together during the season. Member skaters participate in the CanSkate Funfest, Regional and Provincial Competitions. We end the season with the Showcase that highlights all our skaters talents and achievements. We operate out of the Battleford Arena, Don Ross Arena and Access Communications Centre.

Seasonal Information

  • All patrons 19 years of age and older are required to present proof of full vaccination or provincially approved negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours to access City facilities commencing November 30th. Read the full City of North Battleford news article here
  • View Skate Battlefords Skating Protocols here
  • Visit saskatchewan.ca for Covid Information. View Skate Canada Saskatchewan’s Face Covering Policy here
  • Be sure you’re registered. If you have any questions or concerns, please email ten.letksas@sdrofelttab8ks
  • Assumption of Risk Waiver must be signed and emailed to the club before you’ll be permitted to skate.
  • Parents are not allowed on the ice or in the player’s box unless your child needs your help with skates or needs to use the bathroom. We encourage you to please have your child use the washroom before skating starts.
  • Skaters who have been with the club previously or who are comfortable skating on their own will be allowed on the ice first once the Zamboni doors are closed and coaches/program assistants are on the ice.
  • Skaters who are not comfortable being on the ice alone or who need assistance will enter the ice surface second so they can be assisted by a coach or program assistant.
  • Non skaters will get an off-ice lesson near the entrance in preparation for their on ice experience.
  • Here are a few categories your child will fit into & will go through,  all very acceptable: Crier, Crawler, Stander, Walker, Shuffler, Skater.
  • Heather and the program assistants will take the time to make your child as comfortable as possible to work through all the stages.
  • The club has a 2 week trial period so if your child just cannot manage being alone on the ice surface there is a refund policy.
  • Heather will provide more information on how the on-ice CanSkate will run once we start skating.

Communication

  • Please check the website often for information and updates.  For answers to your questions email ten.letksas@sdrofelttab8ks
  • There are a number of events the club hosts and participates in this will be in the Calendar of Events
  • We will send out mass email notices as well.

Equipment

  • HELMETS ARE MANDATORY.
  • Skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice, no bike helmets.
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a good idea if you choose.

Skates

  • Skates should fit just a finger or two bigger to accommodate for growth, bigger than that and skaters will have difficulty balancing.
  • Skates should be on the duller side.
  • Tie skates loose from the toe to just below the ankle, tighter in the ankle area and looser at the top.
  • Skaters need to be able to bend in their skates easily.
  • Skate guards are a must-have to protect blades.
  • Leisure Time Coop provides our skate needs.
  • Leisure Time Sports Jackson Skates to buy according to skating level PDF

Resources

Skate Canada

Skate Canada is the national governing body for figure skating in Canada, recognized by the International Skating Union and the Canadian Olympic Committee. It organizes the annual Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the fall Skate Canada International competition, as well as other national and international skating competitions in Canada.

Skate Canada Saskatchewan

Skate Canada Saskatchewan is a non-profit sports governing body who is affiliated with and governed by Skate Canada. They are committed to the development and growth of skating through the promotion and delivery of programs for lifelong fun, fitness and personal achievement.