The Leaside Skating Club is dedicated to teaching the joys and skills of skating to people of all ages. Our beginner level programs focus on teaching the basic fundamentals of skating which are the necessary building blocks for all ice related activities be it hockey (girls and boys), figure skating, synchronized skating, powerskating, speed skating or shinny! These skill sets are further developed in our intermediate and advanced level programs.
The Leaside Skating Club is sanctioned by Skate Canadaand is a non profit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Club employs a staff of over thirty professional skating coaches who are responsible for all on ice instruction, and an administrator who is responsible for the day to day running of the organization. LSC has operated at the Leaside Arena since 1952 and the 2015/2016 season marks our 64th anniversary. Throughout this time LSC has been and continues to be an integral part of community life.
The Board of Directors may consist of up to seven members, including a coach who acts as a liaison between the Board and the coaching staff. Currently we have a board of five directors. The Board relies heavily on the assistance of parents like yourself in order to complete the necessary work of running the Club through-out the year. We invite you all to join us in making Leaside Skating Club a great place for your child to skate.
We have many Coaches who teach both group and private lessons. All of our coaches are certified (at the national level) as professional skating instructors by Skate Canada. The coaches are self employed and bill the Club for the time they spend teaching group lessons.We also have coaches who specialize in coaching our four Synchronized Skating Teams. All coaches sign a contract each year with the Club to teach an agreed upon number of group lessons per week or team practises per week as well as other responsibilities they may agree to.
We hope that you and your children enjoy their time with Leaside Skating Club.