Come skate with us! The Oak Bay Figure Skating Club welcomes skaters of all ages and all skill levels.
To Register for our current or upcoming sessions click here. Check our schedule for more information about our amazing programs listed below.
Please note: The Oak Bay Figure Skating Club and the coaching staff reserve the right to reassign skaters in the interest of safety and numbers.
Come register for our learn to skate program.
Skate Canada has developed a new CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Exciting new features include a fresh new look, new awards, great tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.
But there’s more! The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.
Skate Canada is also proud to have all its programs taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
The Pre-Junior session is geared toward talented CanSkaters who have a keen interest in figure skating. Normally the Pre-Junior skater is under the age of 7 and is working on the stage 3 CanSkate badge or better.
This session is combined once a week with the Junior session to provide these young skaters with exposure to stronger skating skills. They are given use of the full ice and 45 minutes of direct instruction from a Skate Canada NCCP Certified Coach.
To enroll in the Junior program, skaters must be working on CanSkate badge Level 4 to 6. They will also be working on StarSkate, but will not have yet completed one full year in the Junior program.
The Junior Program runs twice a week for one hour. During this time skaters are rotated between coaches in 15 minute intervals. The last 15 minutes of each session is given to the skaters as supervised free time.
They will be instructed by all OBFSC coaches and will start working on all the skills they need to Start the Star program.
Junior skaters have the option of booking private lessons to supplement their group instruction. To inquire about or set up private lessons click here. Parents will be billed directly by that coach for instruction time. Payment for extra ice will be to the club.
To join the Intermediate program, skaters have generally spent a year in the Junior program and/or have been recommended into the Intermediate program by the coaching staff.
This session is the initial step into private or semi-private lessons.
NO Skate Canada tests must be passed. Skaters take part in all aspects of figure skating including dance, skills, and freeskate.
Intermediate skaters have the opportunity to take part in dry land training which includes a jump class once a week, a flexibility class once a week, an on-ice flexibility class, as well as two different stroking classes.
To progress to the Senior Level skaters are expected to have passed the Star 5 freeskate test or asked to participate by the coaching staff.
This session is geared toward competitive and Star Skate skaters who are comfortable on a busy, fast-paced session. Senior skaters also take part in all off-ice training sessions, and are encouraged to continue with dance and skills.