Welcome to the Foothills Skating Club at the Oilfields Arena in Black Diamond!
Our club is registered and our professional coaches are certified with Skate Canada. All participating children and adults are registered and insured by the national organization.
The Foothills Skating Club (FSC) began in 1960 in Black Diamond, Alberta. Many young skaters have enjoyed the various programs we have to offer.
Our CanSkate and PreCanSkate programs are designed for all types of learn-to-skate, hockey or recreational skaters, while our STARSkate program (including Preliminary Prep) offers opportunities to develop figure skating skills. Our CanPowerSkate program is geared to hockey and ringette players focusing on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. We also offer AdultSkate which offers opportunities to adults who want to learn the fundamentals or advance their already established skating skills. All of our programs are sanctioned by Skate Canada, following the Long Term Athlete Development Plan, meant to allow individuals to participate in skating for life.
These programs all establish and develop skating skills from the fundamental level up to advanced and allow many skaters to go on to higher levels in all types of ice sports – figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating. The club’s continued growth in these programs is an indication of its ongoing success.
The FSC Board and Executive positions are all volunteers, usually parents of the skaters. The Board is responsible for the hiring of the professional coaches each season as well as planning and maintaining the programs. The Board meets monthly and parents of skaters in the club are welcome to attend. Meeting dates will be announced via email.
Our Club is not-for-profit and relies on participating members and families to volunteer and fundraise in order to keep fees low.
Our Vision: Inspire our community to embrace the joy of skating.
Our Skate Canada Vision: Inspiring all Canadians to embrace the joy of skating.
Our Mission: Foothills Skating Club will be recognized as a leader in the delivery of skating programs in our community.
Our Skate Canada Mission: Skate Canada will have a continuing legacy of champions and be recognized as a leader in the delivery of skating programs.
Enjoy the Skating Season!