One of the performers during last season’s Sooke Skating Show at the SEAPARC.

Skating registration to begin soon

The ice skating season is about to ramp up again in September.

Dust off your skates ladies and gents, registration for the new skating season starts off on Sept. 10/12 and first day of skating is Sept. 15, all just a few weeks away.

The skating season, which runs from Sept. until March 2016, will have lessons running every Tuesday and Thursday night for ages 3 and up.

This season, the Sooke Skating Club will be also be heading off to the Butchart Gardens for a special show during the Christmas break.

The skating club’s roots go back quite-a-ways in Sooke, operating since the arena opened in 1976. It’s also part of Skate Canada, as a non-profit club — similar, yet different from the rec-skating programs currently available through the SEAPARC.

For those a little too young to start training, Lindsey Haldane, one of the club’s main coaches, said all a child needs to succeed is to have a desire to learn how to skate in the first place.

She added that while training starts at around four years old, some kids will be fitted with a less-intensive, but longer and more thorough eight week program.

Like all previous years, the Sooke Skating Club will choose a unique theme that will be revealed at the end of the season.

Last year, over 50 participants and 23 performers were held at the end-year show.

Registration times:

Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at SEAPARC

Sept. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SEAPARC

Visit the Sooke Skating Club Facebook page for more info and regular updates from the club staff.

https://www.facebook.com/SookeSkates?fref=ts

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