Skating Development

LifeFit offers a number of different options for those looking to either get on the ice or improve on it.  Our goal is to provide you with service and quality programming here in your community.  Our youth deserve it.  YOU deserve it.

If you’ve never skated before, are a high performance athlete, or the coach of a team, we have a program for you!   Check out our our programs and instructor profiles below.

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Team Instruction

Speed. You know its a key part of the game. Out-skating the other team is crucial to winning, to strategy, to momentum. Let us help. We will customize a skating plan to the needs of your team and bring our instructors to you, with a minimum of two on the ice (team coaches always welcome as well!) to work with your athletes to improve stride, strength and speed. Off ice training and drills are also available to be booked.

Single team session: $130 taxes included
3 session package: $350 taxes included
5 session package $540 taxes included

These are to be used on team existing ice-times or additional charges will apply.

Contact us to customize your package or here to book. 

Learn to Skate

Skating is a great way to have fun in the outdoors!  Let your little one get used to skating by joining our qualified instructors on ice and learn through games, activities and FUN!  These classes can help take the complete non-skater to one who is comfortable on-ice.

Each class is limited to 5 skaters to ensure the quality of instruction that we pride ourselves on delivering.

Classes are offered Tuesday 9:30am-10:30am, or 10:30am -11:30am  January 15- March 5th $65 taxes included

Saturday 9am-9:45am (SOLD OUT) and 9:45am-10:30am (SOLD OUT)  January 19- March 9 (No classes Feb 16 for Winter Classic) $60 taxes included

Sunday mornings, 9am-9:45am(SOLD OUT!), 9:45-10:30am. January 20 – March 10 (No classes Feb 17 for Winter Classic) $60 taxes included

Register today!

Worried about the weather?  Check out our tips and Cold Weather Policy

Private Instruction

Nervous? Not sure where to start? Or have a specific goal in mind?  Whatever the reason, and whatever your needs, we are here for YOU!   Either by finding and booking available ice time, or working with outdoor rinks, we can assist you or your child in learning to skate, or you in mastering a skill that has you stumped.  Day and evening instruction available.

Youth Instructor
Beginner/Intermediate
1hr Lesson $27
3 lessons $75
6 lessons $140

Head Coach
Advanced(14+)/Elite
1hr Lesson $60
3 lessons $165
6 lessons $310

Taxes are included and costs are without ice time.

Book today!

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Contact us!

LifeFit brings you… SkateFaster!

No matter what else you do, the most important aspect of any game is speed.  The ability to get where you need to go fast. Faster than your opponents. Faster than you did before.  You need to be able to stop, to start, to turn, and do it well to succeed in any ice sport, be it hockey, ringette or speed skating.

SkateFaster! Small Group Instruction

Sometimes it pays off to have a little extra focus. In small group instruction, the instructor to skater ratio is kept low, so everything can be seen, analyzed and responded to.  There is lots of repetitions, drills and no downtime during these sessions allowing the development of the athletes to be maximized.  You can form your own group of 5-6 skaters and book, or find an offered session and book in as an individual.

Click here for current bookings, specials and opportunities. 

SkateFaster! PA Days/Camps

What better way to spend a day off school than having fun on and off the ice?   Our PA Day camps and Power Skating camps are based on a mix of dry land conditioning, speed and agility sessions and on ice sessions to maximize development.  Of course, these are based on games, activities and fun, so the youth are enjoying themselves as they are improving.

Click here to see what options are currently available 

Instructors

Head Coach Jennifer Roney has more than 20 years of coaching skating and is certified at the Competition Development level (NCCP 3) through the National Coaching Certification Program.  She is also a CanFit Pro and was a competitive speed skater herself in her youth.   With a focus on  biomechanics  she can help translate the power in ones stride into speed, making skating easier and quicker all at the same time.

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Jennifer Roney

Currently the Head Coach for the St Lawrence Rapids Speed Skating Club, she has taught and coached everything from Learn-to-Skate to Provincial and National level racers.

Working with Jennifer are our three youth coaches who are all certified in a minimum of NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport and Making Headway in Sport.

Andrew Chartrand has been skating for most of his life and is a provincially ranked speed skater as well as a nationally ranked track and field athlete in decathlon.  He has been teaching learn to skate for 4 years as part of of the St Lawrence Rapids and is qualified as both as a skating instructor and  is the head instructor for the Brockville Legion Track Clubs “Run, Jump, Throw” Program, qualified through Athletics Canada.   The kids he has been coaching and mentoring adore him as a wonderful role model.

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Andrew Chartrand

Claire Cushing was a high performance hockey player with the Brockville Angels and the Nepean Wildcats.  She has a history of mentoring and supporting younger athletes though teaching and coaching skills, drills and skating. She makes the technical fun and applicable,  bringing out everyone’s best.  Claire is also a high performance runner specializing in middle distance and cross country.

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Claire Cushing

Matthew Worden brings a wealth of experience to our staff despite being the youngest of our youth team members.  He currently plays hockey for the AAA Smith Falls Bears and was the #1 overall draft pick in the CCHL Bantam protect draft in 2018 while playing for the Eastern Ontario Cyclones.   A powerful skater with great dynamics he brings value to the ice, but most importantly the ability to connect with the kids he is coaching.  He is multi faceted off the ice, running cross country and track and field.

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Matt Worden

 

Why Chose LifeFit Athletics?

We believe that the quality of the experience is of the upmost importance. For that reason, all of our staff is fully trained and qualified in their roles. They are certified in first aid and in various sports by the National Coaching Certification Program of Canada. We use a maximum ratio of 1:10 to ensure that every child receives the attention that they deserve. Our business is fully licensed, permitted and insured and follows the guidelines of SafeKids Canada. The staff is all police screened and we do not utilize high school volunteers. But most of all, we are about introducing youth to physical literacy; “Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence and physical competence that will result in engagement in physical activities for life.” , so that they can enjoy the benefits of being active in whatever sports they chose to do.

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