Calling all hockey and figure skating parents – Skate Day needs you!

Do you have a passion for the ice and want to see the tradition of Gledhill Skate Day continue each year? This is the last year our current Skate Day organizer will be at Gledhill so she needs to pass the torch.

One or two parents are needed to shadow her this year so that they are ready to go next year.

What is Skate Day?

Skate Day is a day in March when all Gledhill students, grades 1 through 5, who wish to participate, walk with their classes to an arena to skate for a half day. The school council Skate Day organizers book and pay for the arena and coordinate transportation and fitting of loaner skates and helmets for kids who don’t have their own. The teachers look after distributing permission forms and getting 2-3 parent volunteers to walk with their class to and from the arena and to help tie their class’s skates.

It’s a fantastic day filled with so many smiles from kids excited to skate with their friends and many who are skating for the first time!

If you have questions about what is involved with Skate Day organization or are interested in shadowing our organizer this year, please email

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