SPORTS CLUB DIRECTOR

Martine Eleuteri

Learn to Skate

2023-2024 HOCKEY/SKATING SCHEDULE

Learn to Skate Registration Form

Known for our frigid temperatures, what better way is there to spend your evening other than skating in Toronto at Rosedale Park! Operating since 2010, we offer two skating programs – Learn to Skate (Beginner & Intermediate) and All Level Skate (Open to all ages/skill level).

Learn to Skate (LTS) – Beginner & Intermediate: Fit for beginners and intermediates who are looking to get more comfortable on the ice, our LTS program is guided by technical staff who focus on introducing: Proper Skating Position and Posture, Basic Balance and Strides, Power Strides, Backwards Skating, Shuffling and more! Participants will begin with basic skills and advance as much as possible. Skills taught are designed to challenge skaters who may be interested in hockey, figure skating or in improving as a recreational skater. For both of our LTS programs we offer two time slots on Wednesdays & Thursdays – 4:00pm-4:45pm OR 4:45pm-5:30pm.

All Level Skate: Open level program that is offered to anyone who wants to practice their skills. Guided by technical staff, we focus on improving fundamental skills that allow for more confidence on the ice. With technical training and game play, skaters will leave the ice feeling more refreshed and confident in their abilities. We offer this program on Thursdays from 6:15pm-7:00pm.

Please have a look at the information and if you require additional information please contact Joanna Ingram at jingram@mooredale.on.ca or 416-922-3714 x103.

Skating Technical Staff

Finley Heywood

Finley Heywood, originally from Nottingham, England. He recently moved to Toronto after graduating from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Coaching. During his studies he was playing semi-professional ice hockey, and also had the fortune of representing Great Britain at several Ball Hockey World Championships. He has 7+ years of coaching experience through a variety of age categories and skill levels, in addition to 15+ years of playing experience!

Simon Urquhart

Simon Urquhart joins Mooredale SC with a lengthy 18 years of hockey playing experience and 6 years of coaching experience. He recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelors degree in Sociology and Economics. He was a former member of NT AA hockey program, a varsity rugby and baseball player as well as a former varsity hockey captain!

2023-2024 Season at a Glance

Training Location/Dates/Times

Our skating programs take place at Rosedale Park Arena. Our Learn to Skate (LTS) Program runs between 4pm-5:30pm on Wednesday and Thursdays. Our All Level Skate Program runs between 6:15pm-7:00pm on Thursdays. The schedule indicating dates, times and locations will be emailed to you via PowerUp Sports and are available on our club website.

Program Dates

November 29th 2023 – March 7th 2023

  • There is no skating programs on the following dates:
    • December 21-January 9 (Holiday Break)
    • February 20 (Family Day)

Tentative Age Groups and Practice Schedule

Co-ed (birth year)DayLocationStart TimeEnd Time
Male/females (U3+) LTS Beginner
(group 1)
Wednesday & ThursdayRosedale Park Arena4:00pm4:45pm
Male/females (U3+) LTS Beginner
(group 2)
Wednesday & ThursdayRosedale Park Arena4:45pm5:30pm
Male/females (U3+) LTS Intermediate
(group 1)
Wednesday & ThursdayRosedale Park Arena4:00pm4:45pm
Male/females (U3+) LTS Intermediate
(group 2)
Wednesday & ThursdayRosedale Park Arena4:45pm5:30pm
Male/females (All ages) All Level SkateThursdayRosedale Park Arena6:15pm7:00pm
*Please note that training times are dependant on the team your child is placed on. This schedule is subject to change, based on final registration numbers, permits, and facility availability. Mooredale reserves the right to merge age groupings together in the case where a division is not viable due to registration numbers

2023-2024 HOCKEY/SKATING SCHEDULE

Program Fees

The Early Bird Special Price is currently $300.00 for the season. Prices will increase to $330.00 beginning October 24th. The pricing includes:

  • Skater development curriculum 
  • Coach fee
  • End-of-Season Party & Medal Distribution

Commitment Level

There are no consequences for missed sessions. We recognize that there will be absences due to vacations and other commitments however there will be no fee adjustment for any missed time.

Registration

Registration for the Learn to Skate / All Level Skate Program is open online. The steps for completing registration and payments online can be accessed through the following link:

https://mooredale.powerupsports.com/index.php?page=PRODUCT

Log into your PowerUp Sports account

If you do not have a Powerup Sports account, you can sign up to register by using the link above and then proceed with the steps below.

On the main page, in the center of the screen will be the ‘Registration Center’ – click on:

2023/2024 Learn to Skate  OR  2023/2024 All Level Skate

Proceed to checkout and process payment.

If you have a pre-existing credit on your account, make sure to click “YES” on the payment page when it asks if you would like to apply the credit. All fees are processed via our registration system. Accepted forms of payment are VISA, MasterCard, debit, cash (in office only).

Should you run into any difficulties with the above process – please feel free to contact Martine Eleuteri  meleuteri@mooredale.on.ca (416 922-3714 Ext 138) or Joanna Ingram jingram@mooredale.on.ca for assistance.

Mooredale Membership

A Membership at Mooredale is mandatory for all players prior to participating in our sports programs, per our organization’s policy. The fee is $125 annually for a family membership. This membership gets all family members access to our other sports programs (we offer 6 other sports!) as well as the pool club, and a host of other programs. To renew or sign up as a new member – please contact Joanna Ingram at the office (416-922-3714 ext. 103  jingram@mooredale.on.ca)

Refund Policy & Mooredale SC Policy

Please note, there will be NO refunds once you have been registered into the program (Unless we are provided with a copy of a medical note which prevents your child from participating in all sport activities). Weather related cancellations are NOT reimbursed.

Pro-Rated Price Structure

Our pro-rated price program is offered competitive and advanced level sports, i.e., Rep Development Soccer Program (RDP) Soccer.

We DO NOT offer prorating of fees for our other Sports Programs.

By doing this we look to help bridge the gap between Recreational programs and Development programs while giving players a more structured environment.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mooredale SC is committed to fostering a welcoming environment through a diverse, equitable and inclusive games. We celebrate every race, age, disability, sexual orientation and background in our province, to unite as one community. We believe meaningful action can positively affect important change in our sports and carry over into our everyday lives.

For further information please email Martine Eleuteri: meleuteri@mooredale.on.ca OR Joanna Ingram: jingram@mooredale.on.ca

Additional Season Information

Skating Lesson Topics

  • Proper Skating Position and Posture
  • Basic Balance and Strides
  • Cutting and Leaning on your Edges
  • Power Strides
  • Backwards Skating
  • Shuffling

Beginner VS Intermediate Classification

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.

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.

Required Equipment

  • 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.
  • Protective Equipment – Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves (recommended)
  • Skating Assisters are provided

Learn To Skate Hockey Technical Program

Ice Hockey Program Curriculum