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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).


Effective December 26, 2020:

Ottawa has joined the rest of the province in a pandemic lockdown. Members will be advised by email of a revised start date for 2021.

2020-2021 Season

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

CanPowerSkate and CanSkate programs are suspended until further notice.

Guest Skating

Guest skating is open to existing STARSkate members on sessions with enough room. To purchase guest skating, go to STARSkate Registration and select "Register" on the desired program. Sessions with spots available will give you the option to select "Drop In" and a list of dates to choose from.


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


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!

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.

The maximum number of participants on the ice, including coaching staff, is 25.

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

Dressing rooms are OPEN.

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.

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.

Our region is currently in an Orange zone,

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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