Spotlight On: Skate Day!

What is Skate Day?

Each year Gledhill’s School Council books a local arena for the day and gathers some extra skates and helmets so that all kids, grades 1-6, can have a fun time skating with their classmates, teachers and parents.

This year’s Skate Day is Thursday, March 8th at Ted Reeve Arena. Students walk to the arena with their teacher and a few parent helpers per class. They are encouraged to bring their own skates and helmets, but there is a change room that the council  stocks with extras to borrow so that all kids can participate. Typically, the Primary classes (Grades 1, 2 and 3) skate in the morning and Junior (Grades 4, 5 and 6) skate in the afternoon but teachers will communicate exact skate times with parents via permission forms sent home.

Skate Day is an amazing day full of smiles with some kids skating for the first time and other more experienced skaters helping their friends stay up!

How to get involved:

  1. Be a helper for your child’s class (2-3 parents per class) – Parents are needed to walk to and from the arena with the classes and help tie all those skates. Parent helpers are welcome to skate too, but it is not at all required. If you are able to help in this way, indicate so on the permission form to communicate this directly to your child’s classroom teacher.
  2. Be part of the set up and take down crew (4-5 parents) – The skates and helmets we bring for the kids to borrow need to be transported to Ted Reeve in the morning, set up and then returned to the school at the end of the day. If you are able to help with either Set Up – 8:30 am- 9:30am and Take Down 2:30pm-3:30pm please email
  3. Be a Skate Day organizer! Do you have a child in Grades 1 or 2 and you’d like to help with a once a year event like Skate Day? Our Skate Day organizer will be leaving the school after next year and needs someone to shadow her and learn the ropes to take it over after she leaves. It’s a very easy, rewarding way to get involved! If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, please email



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