Welcome to the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club


The Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of local families who for generations have entrusted us to teach their children to skate. We offer learn-to-skate, figure skating, and power skating programs for beginners through to elite athletes, and we are one of Canada's largest and most successful skating clubs.

Our Learn-to-Skate programs are designed to teach fundamental skating skills to people of all ages interested in ice sports such as hockey, ringette, and figure skating, as well as those wanting to skate for fitness and enjoyment.

What makes us different?

  • We are K-W's exclusive provider of the unrivaled CanSkate program--Canada's only nationally regulated learn-to-skate program
  • Our programs are taught by a team of Skate Canada trained and certified professional coaches with a demonstrated track record of outstanding success
  • We are K-W's only not-for-profit skating club
  • For over 75 years we have done one thing, and we have done it exceptionally well: teaching children and adults to skate!

Learn more about our exciting learn-to-skate programs including Skate Canada's premiere Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate programs. These dynamic and fun programs are designed to prepare all skaters for virtually every ice sport.



Skating is the most fundamental skill required to play hockey or ringette. Our Twin City Hockey Skating School offers power skating programs throughout the year at various rinks in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

For more information, visit our Twin City Hockey Skating School website.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club is one of Canada's leading figure skating training centres. We offer singles, pairs, dance, and synchronized skating programs for beginners through to elite athletes. The introductory level for all figure skating programs is the STARSkate program, which typically begins after basic skating skills are mastered in the CanSkate program. 

Skaters with the desire and abilities to participate in our competitive programs enjoy a world-class training facility with excellent professional coaches, a dedicated figure skating ice pad, an athletics centre, personal trainers, as well as dance and pilates studios.

Learn more about our figure skating programs including STARSkate, competitive singles, ice dance pairs, freeskate pairs, and synchronized skating.

Latest News

Fall/Winter Learn-to-Skate Program Registration:

Online registration for our Fall and Winter Learn-to-Skate programs opened on August 13th. Please register soon as spots are being filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  More info

Pre-Season Learn-to-Skate Registration:

We are currently accepting registrations for our our 4-week Pre-Season (September) learn-to-skate programs. MORE INFO

Fall/Winter STAR and Comp registration:

Registration for fall/winter 2014-15 STAR and Comp programs opened on July 15th. MORE INFO


September 2nd 2014

First day of skating for STAR and Comp programs

September 9th 2014

First day of skating for Intro to Figure Skating 

September 9th 2014

Last day of online registration for pre-season programs

September 13th & 14th 2014

First day of skating for pre-season Learn-to-Skate and Twin City power skating programs

September 23rd 2014

KWSC skate sale. Details...

October 10th 2014

Last day of online registration for Fall programs

October 18th 2014

First day of Fall Programs 

October 19th 2014

First day of skating for Group STAR program

We are K-W's exclusive provider of Skate Canada certified skating programs such as CanSkate and CanPowerSkate.


CanSkate was developed by a team of hockey, figure skating, and ringette experts to teach the fundamentals of skating. CanSkate is the only nationally regulated learn-to-skate program in Canada. This tested and proven new curriculum and delivery method promotes unrivaled development of strong basic skills. The new program includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a fun and dynamic program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.

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