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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).


Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Ottawa has been included in a province-wide lockdown effective April 3, 2021. Members have been sent an email communication from the club advising how this affects registered sessions.

2021 Pre-Summer

Our STARSkate Pre-Summer Season is now open for registration! Programs have been scheduled to run from Monday-Friday from April 27th to June 24th, at the Bell Sensplex. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the start date will be delayed. Members will be emailed with an amended start date as soon as possible.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 protocols, only GCSC STARSkate skaters are permitted to register at this time.

CanPowerSkate and CanSkate programs are suspended until further notice.

Guest Skating

Guest skating has been suspended until further notice.


Competitions 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.

Skaters may access the facility up to 20 minutes ahead of their ice time.

Change rooms are open for skate tying but we participants are encouraged to arrive fully dressed.

One parent/guardian is permitted in the facility for the sole purpose of supervision.

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



Under the current COVID-19 protocols, we need volunteers to 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 Protocols.

Effective April 3, 2021 Ottawa joined the rest of Ontario in a province-wide lockdown.

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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