(2-4 year olds and 5+)

Our popular Pre-Skate and Transition Skating programs have joined forces into one amazing hybrid program.  Reap all the benefits of starting in our Amazing New Hockey Development Facility by gaining confidence and experiencing success from their very first skate.  Give your child the best start to skating!  Our Pre-Skate program is designed to teach kids the basic skills to start skating in a fun, safe and caring environment.  We will go through transitional skill development through tactical games and activities so that the skaters will have the strength and technique to be confident skaters. We will be going over proper stance (fundamental for all skating), movement in skates (muscle memory), fall/recovery techniques, and balance and coordination.  

We offer a very unique hybrid program using our synthetic ice surface and real ice surface. The size of our rink allows for a more engaging setting as it is a miniature size of an official rink, instead of an overwhelming ice surface.  Another unique feature is that because of the resistance of the synthetic ice, skaters can walk and stand with their skates on this surface without having the slipping away feeling.  This reduces the likelihood of falling and getting injured and provides the opportunity to build confidence from the very first step.  Our synthetic ice surface also allows caregivers to be on with their child without having to be on skates themselves. This program includes beginning with sessions on the synthetic ice to start learning the basics and creating the muscle memory before they transition to the real ice for the remaining sessions.  Starting on synthetic ice makes their first experience way more positive and sets them up for success!  

Please note that parents do not wear skates on the synthetic ice, they must wear indoor shoes.  Parents do not come on the real ice once we transition to that.

Required Equipment:

  • CSA approved helmet with face mask
  • Proper fitting sharpened skates 
  • Towel to wipe blades after class 
  • Padding (elbow pads, knee pads).  There are multi-purpose pad sets available at most stores, hockey equipment is not necessary.  We also strongly recommend wearing soft and tight fitting gloves (like magic mittens) to protect fingers from skates (these are available for purchase at our facility)
  • Indoor shoes for parents (clean/dry).  NO SOCK FEET ALLOWED!
  • It is recommended to wear track pants on the synthetic ice so the shavings will not stick 
  • It is recommended to wear snowpants on the real ice 

Sessions Available: 

​Fall Session 2019 

Synthetic Ice Sessions Sept. 7th-Oct. 5th then Real Ice Sessions Oct. 12th-Dec. 7th

Saturdays September 7th - December 7th 9-9:30am (2-4yo's)  **FULL**  

Saturdays September 7th - December 7th 9:30-10am (2-4yo's) 
**FULL**  

Saturdays September 7th - December 7th 10-10:30am (2-4yo's)  **FULL**  

Saturdays September 7th - December 7th 11:30am-12pm (5yo+) 
**FULL**  

Saturdays September 7th - December 7th 12:30-1pm (2-4yo's)  **FULL**  


​Location:  Explosive Edge (306 118 East Lake Blvd. NE)


Cost:  $270+tx (includes jersey)

Winter Session 2020 

Synthetic Ice Sessions Jan. 11th-Feb. 1st then Real Ice Sessions Feb. 8th-Mar. 21st

Saturdays January 11th - March 21st 9-9:30am (2-4yo's)   

Saturdays January 11th - March 21st 9:30-10am (2-4yo's) 

Saturdays January 11th - March 21st 10-10:30am (2-4yo's) 

Saturdays January 11th - March 21st 11:45am-12:15pm (5yo+)   

Saturdays January 11th - March 21st 12:15-12:45pm (2-4yo's)    

​Location:  Explosive Edge (306 118 East Lake Blvd. NE)

Cost:  $217+tx (includes jersey)

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PAYPAL PORTION FROM A DESKTOP/LAPTOP TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.  IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE FROM A MOBILE DEVICE.  ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE PAYPAL PORTION PLEASE GO TO THE REGISTRATION TAB AT THE TOP TO FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION/WAIVER FORM.  

REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE WHEN YOU'VE SUBMITTED BOTH THE PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM PORTIONS.  YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT IS YOUR CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR SPOT IS RESERVED IN THE CLASS.


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Pre-Skate Winter 2020:
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REFUND POLICY: A refund will be granted if participant withdraws from the program with at least 14 days notice prior to program commencement date. However, a non-refundable administration fee of $25 per participant per program will be charged.  No refunds or credits will be granted after that deadline.  If Explosive Edge cancels a program, a full reimbursement will be issued.

pre-skate

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Transition Skating

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All in 1!