Parent and tot learn to skate

Lace up and learn to skate! With the help of Evergreen's skilled instructors, you and your tot will be gliding around the rink in no time.

Registration for Parent and Tot Learn to Skate is closed for the season. Check back in November for updates on the 2024-2025 skating season!

Details

Parent and Tot lessons welcome children 2-5 years old who are learning to skate for the first time. Parents and guardians should be comfortable on ice in order to support their ‘tots’ during the lesson. In these lessons, skaters will gain comfort on the ice and learn basic skating skills. 4-week sessions are available on our beautiful outdoor rink.

 

Parent and Tot group lessons are available in 4-week sessions with one class per week. All classes are 30 mins in length.
*Number of classes are subject to change due to weather and rink conditions*

 

For more information, please contact skating@evergreen.ca.

Dates and times
SessionDays and timesCost
Session 1: Jan 6 – Jan 31, 2024 Saturdays at 2pm $70 per skater per 4-week session
Sundays at 9am and 9:30am
Wednesday at 4pm and 4:30pm
Session 2: Feb 3 – Feb 28, 2024 Saturdays at 2pm $70 per skater per 4-week session
Saturdays at 4pm and 4:30pm
Sundays at 9am and 9:30am
Wednesday at 4pm and 4:30pm

FAQ

What do we do in inclement weather?

In the case of warm weather or extreme weather, Evergreen will cancel lessons & close public skating. As weather conditions may change unexpectedly, cancellation may be issued after class or public skating has started. Updates about public skating can be found on our website and instagram pages.

 

Extreme Weather is classified as:

  • -20 degrees Celsius with windchill
  • Freezing Rain
  • Hail
  • Extreme heavy rain/snow
  • Or otherwise classified by Environment Canada and the City of Toronto
Do you have a refund & cancellation policy?

Personal Cancellations: To be eligible for a session refund, cancellations must be requested in writing to skating@evergreen.ca no later than 10 business days prior to the session start date. Late registration (within 10 business days of class start) will not be eligible for refund. No refunds will be issued if a reservation is cancelled within 10 business days of the session start date. In addition, no partial refunds will be offered for missed days. Otherwise, fees are 75% refundable (25% of fees will be retained as an administration fee). Please note, registrations are non-transferable.

 

Refund requests within 10 business days of the session start date can only be granted for extraordinary circumstances or major medical reasons. All requests must be received in writing and submitted to skating@evergreen.ca and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Program Manager. Please note, mild illnesses (i.e., common cold & flu) and changes in personal circumstances are not considered valid for refund.

 

Evergreen Cancellations: Evergreen will issue an email to all household emails in case of cancellation. Please note, it is the responsibility of the participant to check your household email for updates on rink conditions/lesson cancellations. Should Evergreen cancel 3 or more lessons in one session, a refund will be issued to participants. If 1 or 2 lessons in one session are cancelled by Evergreen, no refunds will be provided. Private lessons are an exception – private lessons cancelled by Evergreen will be refunded.

What do I wear to skating lessons?
  • A CSA-approved helmet is mandatory for all ages and levels.
  • Skate with laces (hockey or figure skates) are recommended. Skates are available to rent for $20/session. If you need to borrow a pair of skates for your lesson, please select the skate rental option on your registration.
  • We recommend all skaters to wear snow pants, gloves/mitts and warms socks for their lessons.
  • What do I wear to public skating?
    • A CSA-approved helmet is mandatory for all skaters aged 6 and under. Helmet rentals are free of charge!
    • Skates must be worn on the ice. You can bring your own or rent from us.
    • Please dress warmly as our skating rink has an open roof!
    Can I sharpen my skates when I’m there?

    Yes, we have skate sharpening services available during public skate hours. The suggested fee is $5, which will go directly towards supporting free programming at Evergreen Brick Works like Weekend Nature Play. Evergreen is a charity and none of the revenue generated is for profit.

    Are pets allowed in Koerner Gardens?

    Please note pets are not allowed in Koerner Gardens, where the skating rink is located.

    Can I rent skates when I’m there?

    We have skates (in all sizes) and helmets available for you to rent. Helmet rental is free of charge and if you would like to rent skates, the suggested fee is $5, which will go directly towards supporting free programing at Evergreen Brick Works like Weekend Nature Play. Evergreen is a charity and none of the revenue generated is for profit.

    Is Free Public Skating indoors or outdoors?

    Free Public Skating is an indoor-outdoor experience! The roof of Koerner Gardens is open.

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