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Skate Shops
We recommend buying skates from the following stores.  Bring the skater with you so they can have their foot measured and fitted properly to the skates.  Skate sizes are different than shoes sizes.
1) ProSkate

2) Overlander Sports

3) Canadian Tire

  • 328 Old Airport Rd, Yellowknife

** Ensure that when purchasing skates locally that you get Jackson figure skates or CCM or Bauer Hockey Skates



Participants must provide their own equipment for all skating lessons.  Skaters may not be permitted on the ice if they do not have proper items.  Quality equipment that fits well makes a huge difference in a skater's enjoyment of their lessons and promotes progressive skills acquisition.

Group Skating Lessons

1) Hockey Skates or Figure Skates

  • Blades must be sharpened at the store prior to skating.  Sharpening every 2 months is recommended.
  • Skates that fit well with laces all the way up and good ankle support are very important
  • NO plastic skates with buckles or adjustable sizes
  • Junior Academy & Star Prep requires figure skates, plus the equipment listed below

2) Hockey Helmet, CSA Approved.

3) Winter Gloves, Jacket, Athletic pants

  • Avoid bulky snow pants as they are difficult to move in and skaters get too hot
  • Ensure skaters can move freely and easily in what they are wearing to class
  • Gloves must be worn to protect fingers from ice and blades

4) Skate Guards

  • Hard guards protect blades and preserve sharpening when walking on floor
  • Recommended, but optional
  • Store with soft guards.  Wipe blades dry after class before storing them.  This prevents rusting.

CSA-Certified Hockey Helmets are mandatory.  Skaters will not be allowed on the ice without the required helmet.

Figure Skating Lessons

1) Proper Figure Skates

  • Recreational skates are not permitted.
  • Skate blades must only be sharpened at North Rock or Overlanders

2) Skates Guards

  • Hard guards protect blades and preserve sharpening when walking on floor and are required.
  • Store with soft guards. Wipe blades dry after class before transporting and storing them.  This prevents rusting

3) Attire

  • Athletic clothing with allows the coach to see body lines is required
  • Sweaters with no hoods, tights with leggings over top/skating dresses/skating or track pants for boys, gloves.
  • Long hair must be tied back neatly and secure
  • Running shoes and water bottle are required for off-ice classes.

4) Hockey Helmet, CSA Aproved

  • Required for the Junior Academy/Star Prep Programs
  • No bicycle helmets permitted on the ice.


We accept the following: