BC Centre of Excellence
Canlan Ice Sports Where the experience is everything...
The BC Centre of Excellence has quickly become one of the premier figure skating training facilities in Canada. Located in the heart of Greater Vancouver at Canlan Ice Sports - Burnaby 8 Rinks, the BC Centre of Excellence offers figure skaters the opportunity to train under a proven success formula and within a world class environment under the direction of World & Olympic Team Coach, Joanne McLeod. The BC Centre of Excellence formula is unique in the country as it encompasses a multitude of science, art and planning periodization principles that breed success.
The Centre of Excellence is a multi-discipline training centre which includes competitive Elite singles and Ice Dance teams, we allow with grass roots children programs; Learn To Skate/Canskate, Junior Academy, Senior B and Senior A. We invite ISU countries to come train with us.
From the Marc Lebel training harness to the pristine ice conditions, the Centre of Excellence provides skaters with all the right tools to develop their Singles and Ice Dance skills in a state-of-the-art facility. The NHL sized ice surface, measuring 200 x 85, encompasses an updated Bose sound system, dedicated coaches room, on-site administration office, all complimented by a beautiful oil acrylic painting bringing the richness of an artistic aura to the Centre. Just steps away is the Performance Institute where exercise physiologist Steve Ramsbottom provides quality strength and conditioning programs specifically designed for figure skating development. Spectators are also given an overhead view of the action through the heated and comfortable viewing area located at the south end of the rink.
Year-round Ice Memberships available:
1. September – May: Fall / Winter / Spring Term
2. May (end) – June: Pre Season Term
3. June (end) – Aug: Summer Term
4. Aug (end): Seminar Camps and Buy-on ice