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ACCIDENTS AND LIABILITY: It is understood and agreed that the Skate West Skating School, Skate Canada, the University of Calgary, Olympic Oval, City of Calgary Arenas and the North East Sportsplex shall not be liable for injury or loss occasioned by the member while traveling to or from or participating in skating practices, competitions, or other activities, nor shall they be responsible for any damages or losses caused by the member during the same time. The member and/or members parent(s)/legal guardian agrees to indemnify the Skate West Skating Club, Skate Canada, the University of Calgary, Olympic Oval, City of Calgary Arenas and the North East Sportsplex and hold it harmless from any claims or demands in respect of such loss or damage. The Supervisor on duty also has my permission to take my child for medical attention if required. Registration accepted only under such condition.

Payment Options

Payment in full is required at time of registration. 


At this time the School has no fundraising requirements.  Optional fundraising for cost offsetting is available, please contact for details.


It is extremely important that skaters in the STAR 1 and higher pro­grams come dressed properly for skating; this means: No Street Clothes, particu­larly no jeans. Skaters should wear leg­gings, tight fleece pants, skating skirts or dresses. On top, fitted fleece jacket, hoodies, etc.  Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or clipped so it doesn’t fall in their face.

Gloves – these are a must for warmth and safety. The little stretchy kind is very popular and inexpensive.


In respect of the coaches and the other participants, it is important that skaters be ready to go on the ice at the start of their session, we recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to give skaters a chance to warm-up, get their skates on, etc.

Skaters taking private lessons who are late may lose their time and if they don’t show up, it is common practice for coaches to charge for the time you had booked.


By-law 8 Liability

The Club shall not be responsible for any damages, injury, or loss of property to any member, guest or visitor to the Club regardless of the reason or nature of such damage, loss or injury; and further, every member, guest or visitor shall use the Club facilities at his or her own risk. The Club shall participate in the Skate Canada Club Liability and Member Accident Insurance programs [Skate Canada By-law 1201 (1) (c) (viii)]. Only those with current Skate Canada memberships or those volunteering in an official capacity will be permitted on scheduled club ice.

STARSkate/Competitive Skate Cancellation and Refund Policy

No charges will apply to cancellations made on or before August 1, 2017. Cancellations made after August 1, 2017 but before August 152017 will be subject to a $35 administration charge and the amount equal to 1/3 of the program costs will not be refunded.  All cancellations after August 15, 2017 must be in writing and emailed to  No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after August 15, 2017 unless due to an illness or injury that prevents the skater from continuing with the skating season where a confirming doctor’s note is provided.   Such refunds will be subject to a $35 administration charge and an additional surcharge of 20% of all unused program costs.

Additional Fees 

Skate Canada membership fee of $40.00 (non-refundable)  

Membership year - September 1 - August 31


When you sign up for a skating program at a Skate Canada member-club you automatically become a member of the national organization. There are many advantages that go with a Skate Canada membership such as accident insurance, access to Skate Canada programs and materials, the opportunity to participate in interclub and invitational competitions and special member prices on merchandise from the on-line store.


Skate West reserves the right to change the schedule, if necessary to provide an appropriate level of instruction.  Insufficient enrollment will result in cancellation of the program and refunds will be processed.



Year Round Programs Offered

CanSkate (PreSTAR), STARSkate, CanPowerSkate, AdultSkate, CompetitiveSkate, CollegiateSkate, Synchronized Skating

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