December 29, 2020
*Reminder to register for skating*
Registration is open for January 2021!
Please read the following information before registering. Registration is only available online. Registration forms for viewing are available here.
Please note, as our numbers are limited during this stage of reopening, we are unable to accommodate any parents staying to watch sessions during this time. We are looking at live streaming our Canskate sessions to allow parents to watch the session from outside of the arena on their mobile devices. We will send out more information on this as it becomes available.
At this stage in our return to skating we are not allowed to offer Canskate to any child who can not stand on their own. We will have limited numbers of skaters allowed on each session. All of these changes are to accommodate social distancing requirements. Our coaches and program assistants will be provided face masks to wear during Canskate, but skaters are not required to wear them.
Canskaters may use the dressing rooms if they already have their skates on when entering the arena to wait for their session to start. If their skates need to be put on by a parent in the arena they will use the chairs provided outside the dressing rooms and then their child can enter the dressing room once skates are on and sit at a yellow marked spot. Everyone entering must stop at the hand sanitizing station and will be asked a series of health questions at the arena entrance. All parents must leave the arena via the back door exit before the Canskaters will be asked to leave the dressing rooms to go on the ice. Program assistants will gather the 8 maximum kids in each dressing room and bring them to the ice.
Each Star skater will be given a number at the health check outside the arena. A number will be assigned to them for a spot in the dressing room as well as a spot on the boards for their guards, water, tissue, jackets etc. This is their spot if they feel the need to stand still as well. Skaters who do not tie their own skates should come to the rink with them on. If this is not possible one parent will enter with their child to tie their skates in the chairs provided outside of the dressing rooms, and then the child may enter their assigned dressing room, and sit in their spot. Skaters will enter in front side door and exit at the end through the back door. Skaters will have 15 minutes max at the of the day to exit the building through the back door. Please remember to take all your belongings with you as we will not be picking up left items.
Everyone is required to sanitize their hands entering and exiting. Each skater should also bring their own hand sanitizer, filled water bottle and tissues. We encourage skaters to wash their skating attire frequently and not reuse dirty gloves.
Welcome to the Nanaimo Skating Club
For over 75 years Nanaimo Skating Club has been providing skating programs for all ages and abilities. Whether you would like to learn to skate for fun or you are seeking professional coaching and support for competitive figure skating, one of our programs will be right for you.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia