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Based in Kanata, the Glen Cairn Skating Club offers skating instruction to all levels of skaters through a variety of programs: learn to skate in CanSkate, enhance your hockey/ringette skills in CanPowerSkate; and figure skate in STARskate and our competitive Academy program. Ice sessions are held at Bell Sensplex and Jack Charron Arena. Off-ice training takes place at FitQuest (upstairs in Bell Sensplex) and Capital City Dance Studio (across the street from Jack Charron Arena).

2020-2021 Season

Glen Cairn Skating Club is running programs at both Jack Charron Arena and Bell Sensplex for the 2020-2021 season.

Start Dates

STARSkate: Tuesday, September 8
CanPowerSkate: Monday, October 5
CanSkate: delayed until January 2021
CanSkate Academy: Tuesday, September 29

Upcoming Events

STAR 5+ Academy Performance Ice
September 30, 6-8 pm, Bell Sensplex
STAR 1-4 Academy Performance Ice
October 18, 10-10:50 am, Jack Charron Arena


As always, STARSkaters are advised to plan their season with their coach prior to registering. Prospective Academy skaters must apply to the Registrar through their coach.

This year registrants must sign a COVID-19 waiver during online registration and complete a health screening questionnaire every day they come to the rink.

Guest Skating

Currently, guest skating is restricted to club members only. To guest skate on a session, go to Registration and select Register on the desired program, then choose Drop-In as your purchase option and pick the date(s) you want.


Competitions will look different this year under pandemic protocols. For the latest information, please go to Skate Ontario's website.

Facility Protocols

Everyone entering each facility must fill out a health screening questionnaire every day, on the day of entrance. 

For Bell Sensplex complete this form online:

Sensplex Daily COVID-19 Patron Screening Document 

For Jack Charron Arena patrons will be screened verbally at the door

All patrons are asked to wear a mask at all times (except while on the ice) and maintain social distancing.

ONE spectator/parent per participant is permitted at each rink and is also subject to daily health screening.

Please follow the directional arrows and distance markers which are in place to guide patrons within each facility. Entrance doors are not the same as exit doors.

Use only the change rooms that have been assigned for our club use.

Change rooms, player benches and boards will be disinfected after each booking.

Please also see the complete Sensplex facility COVID-19 Response Plan for their latest information.


Under the current COVID-19 protocols, we are looking for volunteers to do act as Safety Officers: open the door to skaters and patrons and do their health screening checks at Jack Charron Arena at the start of each session. Please go to Registration, STARSkate Regular Season and click on Volunteer Position to sign up. This is a great way to earn back your volunteer fee while helping your club. For Volunteer-related questions, please contact Kristine Smith.
Glen Cairn Skating Club thanks you!

COVID-19 Resources

Please continue to check the COVID-19 page on the Skate Ontario website dedicated to resources, communication and Return to Play information.

Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols

Updated September 24, 2020

The following resources are also available on the Ontario Public Health website:
Ontario Public Health Public Resources 
Ministry of Health – Ontario: COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms

Ontario COVID-19 Online Self-assessment Tool
Questions/concerns/comments may be directed by email to any member of our club COVID-19 oversight team: Lizanne GuayClark Merchant or Karina Korchinski.

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