Learn-to-Skate Instructors - City of Abbotsford

City of Abbotsford

Learn-to-Skate Instructors

Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre, MSA Arena

Dependent on program registration, approximately 4hrs/week

Start Date
Hiring is ongoing based on program needs. The term of each contract is approximately 6 months with the possibility of an extension or renewal.

We are seeking creative and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in skating, and passion for teaching all ages. A background in skating instruction or coaching is preferred; however, applicants with enthusiasm and potential can enroll in a Recreational Skating Instructor Course. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work at any or all 3 arenas.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for:

  • Planning, implementing and teaching skating lessons for all ages including preschool, children and adults.
  • Assessing and completing skating evaluations, providing support to other team members, and ensuring that their activity areas and equipment are safe. 
  • Providing outstanding customer service to our participants.


  • Previous skating instruction or coaching experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a culturally diverse community setting.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED certification or higher
  • Customer service is an asset
  • Completion of the CanSkate Instructor course or coaching certificate would be an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of skating instruction techniques and skill progressions.
  • Considerable knowledge of hazards, related precautions and safety regulations related to this work.
  • Some knowledge of the operation of an ice rink facility
  • Ability to assess and evaluate participants skating skill proficiency and to maintain related class records.
  • Ability to motivate students and provide a positive, safe, fun learning environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a healthy working relationship with staff and patrons.
  • Ability to work effectively, multitask and prioritize
  • Knowledge of the City of Abbotsford Learn to Skate program is an asset

The candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check in order to work in this position.  A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position. 

Business Department:  Abbotsford Parks, Recreation and Culture
Employment Type:  Contract
Position Start date:  April 2021
Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour plus an additional 4% in lieu of vacation.

Please apply online at www.abbotsford.ca/careers

Organization: City of Abbotsford
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: March 19, 2021, 8:44 am
Expires: April 18, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $16.00 Hour

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