Skate Instructor

WinSport - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Reporting directly to the Program Lead, Ice Sports and Team Lead, Skate & Hockey School, the primary role of the Skating Instructor is to provide a positive, memorable and safe experience for all participants while leading them through their on-ice activities. Instructors will be responsible for leading and delivering all on-ice lesson activities for the duration of the programs as well as group supervision, behavioural management, and coaching.
The ideal candidate will possess patience, an energetic personality, a commitment to safety, a passion for sport and strong skills in the areas of leadership, teamwork, communication, time management, on-ice technical skills, and problem solving.

Responsibilities of this role include, but will not be limited to:

  • Provide leadership, supervision and instruction to participants on the ice focusing on fundamental skill development
  • Provide group supervision and behavioural management to ensure the safety of participants during all aspects of their program
  • Carry out non-teaching duties that relate to the programs: first day check-in, rental assistance, ice set-up, ice take-down, and customer assistance
  • Maintain accurate class progress cards – ensure that progress cards are filled out and delivered with encouragement to take the next step of lesson development
  • Work as part of a team with other Skate & Hockey School staff including managers, program leads, team leads, coordinators, instructors, volunteers, arena staff and other WinSport team members
  • Effectively communicate with participants and parents
  • Provide daily leadership and direction to volunteers
  • Represent yourself and WinSport in the best way possible while upholding the organization’s vision, mission and values
  • Attend scheduled training sessions to ensure current product delivery
  • Demonstrate safe work practices at all times by adhering to all WinSport policies and procedures and ensuring one’s own safety is preserved along with the safety of co-workers, direct reports and all WinSport guests
  • Be mindful of all safety hazard/concerns within the workplace and ensure all safety issues are reported to the appropriate individuals
  • Review all OH&S notices/meeting minutes as they are distributed or posted EH&S boards located within all departments

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR-C Certification is considered an asset
  • Current NCCP Certification with Skate Canada, Hockey Canada or Ringette Canada is considered an asset
  • Completed or working towards the completion of a post-secondary education in Education, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Administration or related program is considered an asset
  • A passion for sport, in particular ice sports
  • Experience teaching or coaching skating, hockey or ringette
  • Experience working with youth
Physical Demands

  • The job is frequently expected to lift, carry, push or pull objects
  • Ability to participate in sporting activities
  • Maintain a high level of energy throughout the day