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Peanuts Learn to Skate


It’s back! One of the most wonderful times of the year brings one of the most wonderful programs. Want to get your children out on the ice at a young age to get them up to speed with the ice?

Whether it’s their first time hitting the ice or just need a bit of improvement, this class is for you. No prior skating experience is required. This is a parented program and parents are expected to remain on site for the duration of the program. These programs are for children aged 3 to 8.

MLCA membership is required to register in this program. Click here to purchase your membership today.


• Pre-Beginner - Saturdays - 8:30am-9:15am, January 12th to March 2nd, 2019 (no class Feb 16th)
• Young Skater- Saturdays - 9:15am-10:00am, January 12th to March 2nd, 2019 (no class Feb 16th)
Cost: $55 per child

Please note: Parents must remain on site for the duration of the program, but are not required to be skating. We have hired 3 figure skating coaches to be working on the ice with the kids. Helmets are a must in order to participate.

PRE-BEGINNERS - This class if for learners who have never been up on skates or still need assistance at all times to mobilize on the ice.

YOUNG SKATERS - This class is for learners who are either fairly new to skating but able to mobilize on the ice and get back up again and also for young learners who are looking to improve their existing skating skills.

Students will be grouped accordingly after being observed on the ice during the first lesson.

  • Who

    Children aged 3 to 8 years.

  • When

    January 12th to March 2nd, 2019 (no class Feb 16th)
    7 Classes

  • Where

    MLCA Skating Rink

  • Cost

    $55 ()

  • Cost

    $55 ()

  • What to bring

    Helmet, Ice Skates and Water Resistant Gloves/Mitts

  • Registration opens


  • Registration closes

Additional Information

About MLCA Preschool

Our mission is to provide an exceptional, community-based preschool within a nurturing environment that fosters each child’s intellectual and social-emotional development.

We are a creative, play-based community preschool where children have the opportunity to learn through an environment that lays the foundation for future education. We promote peer-teacher-student relationships that develop children’s self-esteem and self awareness. Teachers encourage children to explore their environment through various sensory stations and enrichment programs which promote child-directed learning at a pace that meets each child’s needs.

The MLCA preschool is a parent-run cooperative and we ask for parents to get involved by volunteering in class and through small administrative or operational roles.

Set in the heart of the vibrant Marda Loop, our bright and cheerful preschool is positioned opposite the community centre, playground, ice-rink, library, fire hall, and community gardens.

  • Three Year Old Preschool

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Mornings: 9:10 – 11:50 am
  • Afternoons: 1:05 – 3:45 pm
  • Cost: $195 / child / month (Please note there is a one-time Non-refundable Registration Fee of $75 and an Annual Supplies Fee of $130)
  • Four Year Old Preschool

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Mornings: 9:10 – 11:50am
  • Afternoons: 1:05 – 3:45 pm
  • Cost: $225 / child / month (Please note there is a one-time Non-refundable Registration Fee of $75 and an Annual Supplies Fee of $130)

Registration Details

For information on the 2019/2020 Season, please come to our Open House on Tuesday, January 22nd!

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The 2019/2020 registration period will be open from February 8 - 15, 2019 (closing at midnight). We have a rolling registration process (no waiting in lines or crashing registration systems) and preschool spots will be determined by lottery. There will be a non-refundable $75 registration fee for all applications. To register, you must be a MLCA member.

All current students are guaranteed a spot in the same time slot for the 4-year-old program. Priority is given to:
1. Existing students and siblings of existing students
2. Siblings of alumni within boundaries (a sibling previously attended MLCA Preschool)
3. In bounds registrants (South Calgary, River Park, Altadore, Garrison Woods)
4. Out of bounds registrants should space permit

All applications received within the registration period will be notified via email by February 25, 2019 to confirm if you've secured a spot in the preschool or if you have been placed on the waitlist. Those who have secured a spot will receive a follow-up email to complete subsequent enrolment forms and pay a non-refundable $130 supplies fee by March 1, 2019.

If you have any difficulties or questions regarding registration, please contact the Preschool Registrar at If you have any questions regarding the preschool program, please contact the Preschool Director at