Sports Club Technical Director

Sam Medeiros


Martine Eleuteri

Learn to Skate

Demaine Wray
Hockey Coordinator

Playing experience:
Most recently with Mount Royal University Usports
Coaching experience:
Armour Goaltending
Intech high-performance training
BBA Mount Royal University

Patrick Romain
Playing experience:
Played Hockey from age 5-17
Played the Center position for the Leaside Flames A, AA Hockey
GTHL A City Champion – (2010-2011), (2012-2013)
GTHL A Kraft Cup Champion – (2012-2013)
Humber College – Ontario Graduate Certificate (Advertising – Art Direction) (2022-2023)
OCAD University – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Integrated Media) (2017-2021)
Highschool – St. Michaels College School (2011-2017)

Learn to Skate Registration Form

Mooredale is pleased to welcome back Learn to Skate for the Winter 2022-2023 Season at Rosedale Park. Mooredale has been offering professional skating instruction, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a first rate skating program at Rosedale Park since 2010.

Please have a look at the information and if you require additional information please contact Joanna Ingram in our office at or 416-922-3714 x103.

Learn to play skating lessons for beginner and intermediate children ages 3-12.

Registration Opens July 1

Dates:  Wednesdays and Thursdays starting early December to mid March (Weather Permitting) (Tentative Permit Pending)

Times:  45 minute lessons start at 4 pm or 4:45 pm
Duration: 15 weeks (weather permitting) Starting Nov. 30, Dec. 1 to March 8/9.
Price:  $300 EARLY BIRD FEE valid until Oct. 24 Regular price after Oct. 24 $330

Location: The outdoor rink at Rosedale Park (20 Scholfield Ave)

All skaters are required to wear properly fitted and sharpened ice skates and CSA approved hockey helmets, and participants under 18 also require a face guard and chin strap. Participants will not be allowed on the ice without these two pieces of equipment.

It is also recommended that participants use leather skates that lace up as they provide better support.

Tentative Skating Lesson Schedule


4-4:45  All ages: 
Beginner (ages 3 & up)
4:45-5:30 All ages: 
Beginner (ages 3 and up)


4-4:45  All ages: 
Intermediate (all ages)
4:45-5:30 All ages: 
Intermediate (all ages)

Learn to Skate and Basic Hockey Instructions

– Proper Skating Position and Posture

– Basic Balance and Strides

– Cutting and Leaning on your Edges

– Power Strides

– Backwards Skating

– Shuffling

– Much More

Program Information:

  1. If your child is attending the lessons regularly a visible improvement in their skating skills will occur throughout the session.
  2. Class ratios are between 5:1 and 9:1, depending on skating ability
  3. Tips for how to determine proper skate sizes and the type of gear best suited for skating lessons can be found here
  4. To maximize your child’s learning, it is recommended that they skate 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes outside of the regular lesson time
  5. Parents/caregivers are not permitted on the ice (and are asked not to interact with their child during the instruction time, this is distracting for the child, the instructor and the other children in the group).  However, a caregiver must remain on site during the lesson.
  6. Any questions can be directed to your child’s instructor, or the Head Instructor, at the end of the session.

Class DescriptionPlease note:  Due to insurance and safety concerns, All skaters are required to wear a CSA approved helmet, and all skaters under 18 must have a face mask/face guard and chin strap while on the ice.

Beginner Levels (ages 3 and up): 
 This program is designed for children who skate with assistance or can not getup after falling.  Whether children are skating for the first time, have minimal experience, or just wish to advance their current skating skills, this program is a fun and exciting opportunity.  The participants will begin with basic skills and  advance as much as possible.  Games and toys will be used to motivate skaters.  The classes are instructed by experienced and caring instructors.   For the first few weeks, children may not skate for the whole 45 minutes, time on ice will be determined based on skill development at the discretion of the head instructor.  The minimum class time is 25 minutes.  Children in these classes should be comfortable doing activities without their parent/caregiver.

Intermediate Levels (all ages):  To take part in this program skaters must be able to stop and skate backwards, with little or no difficulty.  Skills taught are designed to challenge skaters who may be interested in hockey, figure skating or in improving as a recreational skater.  Skaters who aspire to more advanced levels will find this program challenging and stimulating.

Basic Hockey Skills:  Skaters who wish to start learning the skills associated with hockey can bring along their sticks and learn to pass and shoot.  Basic skills of the game (passing and shooting) will be taught along regular skating instruction.

Learn To Skate Hockey Technical Program

Ice Hockey Program Curriculum