Skating lessons for teens and adults

Staff writer
January 4, 2013 01:00 AM

Niya Trulsen is the Sunshine Coast Skating Club's December skater of the month.

Have the kids been bugging you to go skating, but you're embarrassed to admit you never learned how? Or maybe it's been a while since you hit the ice and you're feeling a little rusty?

If this is you, then the Sunshine Coast Skating Club's new adult and teen learn-to-skate program is just the ticket to get you back on the ice.

"It's never too late to learn to skate," said director of skating Lesleigh Farr. "Whether you're interested in building your fundamentals before taking a beginner level hockey program, or just want to learn to skate recreationally or brush up on your skating skills, adult/teen learn-to-skate is for you. Designed for adults and teens of every age and skill level, our program teaches basic skating skills and techniques in a fun and positive environment."

Taught by CanPower-certified coaches Anita Flay and Bethia Macey, the program provides skill assessment and development as well as stride, agility and balance improvements.

"It's great fun for all ages, whether you're 13 or 100," said Flay.

The program starts Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre. Skate and helmet rentals are available.

For more information, contact Theresa at 604-886-1730 or Register at the community centre this Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., or Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, see

Skater of the month

Niya Trulsen has been named the December skater of the month.

Six-year-old Niya is in Grade 1 at Cedar Grove Elementary School. She is progressing rapidly on the ice and has recently moved up from Canskate to Junior Academy. Niya says that her favourite thing about skating is the waltz jump. She has a wonderful attitude and work ethic, and her teammates and coaches appreciate her positive outlook and good example. When she's not skating, she likes to practise at home.

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