Programs

University Skating Club Schedule & Brochure

The USC Fall skating season for 2022 is now open! For those new to the club or who are interested in joining us, please see below for a look at the type of sessions we offer.

Contact us at universityskatingclub@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Pleaes note the cancellation dates at each facility. There is no skating at Varsity on November 12, 19, 26 due to hockey games, and no skating at Mattamy on October 10 (Thanksgiving).

University Skating Club Program

Saturday 1 and 2 descriptions are to be used as guidelines only.

All skaters must be a registered member of Skate Canada. All skating and non-skating members must pay the Administration fee. If you have questions about your qualifications or session requirements, please email us.  Please note, the University Skating Club reserves the right to cancel or reschedule sessions.

You can download a copy of our full brochure with program descriptions and registration information from here:

USC Fall Brochure 2022 (PDF) (MS Word)

How to Register

We accept Credit Card on Uplifter or via PayPal upon request.

  • To pay by credit card:

Click on the button below to register on Uplifter. To sign up for programs on Uplifter for the first time, you must have an account or will first need to create an account on the platform to access our registration page.

  • To pay via PayPal:

Please send an email to our Treasurer, Linda Hines, with your request or inquiries. Subject to approval.

USC Fall Skating Sessions 2022

Varsity Arena (U of T)

September 10 – December 3, 2022

Saturday 1                                   1 – 2 pm

Intended for skaters who have completed CanSkate level 6, Junior Blues level 5 or Adult Beginners (over 16 years of age, beginner group lesson as needed). A 15 min basic skating skills lesson is included at the beginning of each session but not meant to replace private lessons, according to individual skater interest and skill.                                  

Helmets for Basic Skating Skills Participants:
All CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 (as determined by a USC coach) must wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet while on any USC session in accordance with Skate Canada policy. Helmets with stickers of any kind applied to them are not acceptable per Skate Canada  policy.

No Skating: November 12, 19, 26

Saturday 2                                       2 – 3 pm

Intended for skaters 16 years and above (with basic skating skills or above) or younger skaters having passed at least one test at the Junior Bronze level or above (Star equivalent) or interested in Dance. A 15-minute group lesson at beginning of each session is included. A second group lesson for a fee may be offered if interest warrants.

No Skating: November 12, 19, 26

Bonus incentive:                                                       

Those skaters with Sat 2 skill level may join both Sat 1 and Sat 2 at a combined reduced rate.

Off-Ice Stretching & Stretching Class 3:15 – 3:45 pm

This off-ice session will focus on jumping, stretching, practicing spin and jump positions, stretching to improve your core strength, increase flexibility and prevent injuries. For all ages. Register for individual clases per week or all 9 off-ice sessions for the Fall season.

No Classes: November 12, 19, 26

Registration Fees

Sign up for the first 5 sessions to start or all 10 sessions of the Fall skating season!

5 Sessions

  • Saturday 1 or 2                       $130.00
  • Saturday 1 + 2 Combined       $195.00

10 Sessions

  • Saturday 1 or 2                       $258.00
  • Saturday 1 + 2 Combined       $388.00

Guest Skating

Guest skaters are welcome on our sessions, but skaters must be a current member of Skate Canada and guest fees must be paid before the session starts.   

Individual Guest session (prices are per single session):

  • Sat 1 Guest Skate       $30.00
  • Sat 2 Guest Skate       $30.00

Combined Guest (price is for combined sessions):

  • Sat 1 + 2 Guest Skate $42.00

Off-Ice Stretching & Training Sessions

  • Individual Class       $5.00
  • Full Season       $45.00

Mattamy Athletic Centre (Old Maple Leaf Gardens) – NEW!

September 19 – November 28, 2022

Monday 1                                   4:10 – 5 pm

CanSkate Session

Learn to skate for ages 4 – 17, 10 minute warm up, 35 minute group lesson, 5 minute cool down. A complete series of balance, control and agility skills

No Skating: October 10, 2022

Monday 2                                   5:10 – 6 pm

Intended for skaters who have completed CanSkate level 6, Junior Blues level 5 or Adult Beginners (over 17 years of age),  A 15 min basic skating skills lesson is included at the beginning of each session.

No Skating: October 10, 2022

October 5 – November 23, 2022

Wednesday                                  5:00 – 5:50 pm

Intended for skaters who have completed CanSkate level 6, Junior Blues level 5 or Adult Beginners (over 17 years of age),  A 15 min basic skating skills lesson is included at the beginning of each session.

No Skating: October 12, 19, 26 2022

Registration Fees

Sign up for the first 5 sessions to start or all 10 sessions for the entire year!

5 Sessions

  • Monday 1 (CanSkate)             $170.00
  • Monday 2                                $113.00
  • Wednesday                             $113.00

10 Sessions

  • Monday 1 (CanSkate)             $340.00
  • Monday 2                                $226.00

Guest Skating

Guest skaters are welcome on Monday and Wednesday sessions. Skaters must be a current member of Skate Canada and the guest fee must be paid before the session starts.   

Individual Guest session (price is per single session):

  • Mon 1 Guest Skate      $28   
  • Mon 2 Guest Skate      $28
  • Wed Guest Skate      $28        

USC News

The University Skating Club is Turning 100 Years Old!

Please join us Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to celebrate USC's 100th anniversary.

Our celebration will take place in the Blue and White Room, upper floor of Vasity Arena. Enter via the Varsity Pavilion, University of Toronto located at 299 Bloor St W, south of St George Subway Station, off of Devonshire Place.

If you're a previous USC member who has something interesting to share from your time at the club, please bring any memorabilia from the past.

Light refreshments will be served.

Kindly remember to RSVP by November 24 to the universityskatingclub@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Great News!

The University Skating Club is now accepting registrations for the 2022-23 skating season!

And this year, we're happy to announce that we're focusing on giving you more flexibility and affordability.

You'll be able to register for 5 or 10 sessions for the Fall-Winter season instead of the entire year.

Our sessions start at Varsity arena from September 10th for 10 weeks, Saturdays 1 - 3 PM and at Mattamy Athletic Centre starting September 19th for 10 weeks on Mondays 4 - 6 PM and Wednesdays 5 - 6 PM!

Visit our Programs page for details and brochures!