Prepare for skating on the famous Rideau Canal with Sports Services' skating program.

Learn to skate program

Our Learn to Skate program is geared towards beginners. Practice your skills with our experienced skating staff at the University of Ottawa Minto Sports Complex. For advanced skaters who want to impress their teammates, try our power skating classes. Don't forget your skates!

CSA-certified hockey helmets are:

  • strongly recommended for everyone participating in on-ice activities at the Minto Sports Complex.
  • mandatory for participants enrolled in registered activities offered by uOttawa, such as Campus Recreation skating lessons.

According to Ottawa Public Health, CSA-certified hockey helmets:

  • Provide optimal protection from head injury during on-ice activities.
  • Are designed to provide multi-impact protection from multiple directions

For more information on helmet safety, visit Ottawa Public Health.