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.
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.