Skating Instructor – City of Port Coquitlam

18 July 2023

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Port Coquitlam

City of Port Coquitlam

Skating Instructor


Find out why our AMAZING employees love working for the City of Port Coquitlam!
Affectionately known as “PoCo”, we are an award-winning values-based organization made up of a diverse and dedicated team of people who care deeply about the community they serve.

Be part of a dynamic team responsible for teaching fun and creative Learn to Skate and/or Learn to Play Hockey programs in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. The City’s Recreation Department is looking for positive, self- motivated, responsible, energetic and enthusiastic skaters with strong interpersonal skills for casual opportunities as Skating Instructors.
The successful incumbents will be responsible for instructing skate programs, preparing individual program plans and promoting interest and encouraging participation in program activity. Instructors ensure that participants have a positive experience and are performing the skills in a safe manner as set out in the established programs.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Instructs skating programs, such as learn to skate, learn to play hockey and the basics of other arena sports, using techniques in compliance with program standards
  • Performs set up and take down of equipment
  • Checks that equipment is in good working order by making minor adjustments and informing supervisors when repairs are required
  • Demonstrates skating techniques to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities
  • Maintains a variety of routine records and reports
  • Prepares individual program plans for review by a supervisor

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Sound knowledge of the methods used to instruct skating skills
  • Working knowledge of the theory of body mechanics and movement related to skating
  • Demonstrated ability to skate proficiently
  • Ability to provide instruction in a fun, safe, controlled and, organized manner
  • Ability to answer general questions related to ice programs, arena sports and skating equipment
  • Ability to understand, follow and carry out oral and written communications
  • Ability to effectively communicate, instruct and demonstrate ice skating skills and techniques to a diverse range of individuals and groups of all ages and abilities
  • Ability to maintain control and exercise influence with tact and diplomacy in a professional and calm manner

The 2022 rate of pay for this casual position is $24.08 per hour (includes living wage adjustment and 12% in lieu of benefits). The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 2 of 4 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) between 3:30pm-7:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10:30am-2:30pm Sunday September-December.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply online by August 25, 2023 at quoting competition number 23-106c.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
The City of Port Coquitlam will conduct a criminal record check.