Recreation Facilitator, Recreational Skating

Work as a Recreation Facilitator at the Clare Drake Arena, home of the Golden Bears and Pandas!

Recreation Facilitator, Recreational Skating
Fall & Winter terms

Position: Recreation Facilitator, Recreational Skating (Fall & Winter terms)
Employment Dates: Aug 27, 2023 to Apr 27, 2024
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: starting rate $16.63/hour
Benefits: 4% vacation pay, 3.46% stat pay; 1.5 premium
Hours: 12-15 hours a week
Type: casual staff, hourly
Division: Campus and Community Recreation
Department: Support and Recreation Services

Deadline for application is Friday, April 14, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.

The Recreational Skating Recreation Facilitator’s role is to assist Campus & Community Recreation Staff in all aspects of coordinating the Recreational Skate Program. This includes Recreational Skate, Learn to Skate and Stick & Skate programs.

Reporting to the Program Supervisor, Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness, the Recreational Skating Recreation Facilitator position responsible for assisting in the delivery of the Campus & Community Recreation Recreational Skating Program. This includes Recreational Skate, Learn to Skate and Stick & Skate programs. Campus & Community Recreation is committed to supporting the physical, mental, and social well-being of students, staff, faculty, and community members through recreation, sport and physical activity. This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in the area of Student Wellness, Fitness, Sport and Recreation.

Learning Opportunities

With the support of the CCR Full Time Staff, this position will gain:

  • Experience in program planning
  • Experience with facility administration and organization
  • Experience with Events and Equipment management
  • Experience in communications and relationship building
  • Experience with leadership and supervision of staff

Position Responsibilities


  • Aid in hiring and training Supervisory Staff and Volunteers
  • Interviewing, hiring, scheduling and supervising 10-15 Casual Staff

On-Ice Duties

  • Train staff on policing behavior of on-ice participants, emergency action procedures, administration duties (playing music, public announcements)
  • Implementing waiver use with staff for on-ice participants
  • Coordination/creation of on-ice activities
  • Administer emergency accident procedures and first aid if needed
  • Responsible for maintaining first aid and audio equipment
  • Maintain effective communication and relationships with arena and facility staff and participants

Instruction and Customer Service

  • Provide instructional feedback to instructors and participants in Learn to Skate programs
  • Oversee the Recreational Skate, Learn to Skate and Stick & Skate Programs
  • Hiring and recruitment of instructors/supervisors for Recreational Skate, Learn to Skate and Stick & Skate programs

Statistics and Other Administrative Duties

  • Complete payroll for all Recreation Skate staff three to four times per semester
  • Tabulate statistics and reports of number of skaters on ice at the year end
  • Complete equipment inventory and advise on equipment needs for grant purposes

Event Implementation (Adapted Clinics)

  • Coordinate equipment and facility use with other members in the Faculty, as well as instructors required to lead events
  • Administration of registration, waivers, and first aid protocols during event

Other Duties

  • Attend weekly Recreation Facilitator team meetings
  • Assist with publicity and promotion of Recreation Skate Program
  • Assist Program Coordinators with other tasks in support of department-wide goals when requested
  • Adhere to and implement Campus & Community Recreation policies and procedures in a fair, prudent and professional manner
  • Serve as a Campus & Community Recreation and University of Alberta Ambassador while at work and away, or when on or off duty
  • Time commitment will be approximately 12-15 hours per week. Additional time commitment in September and January, with minimal time commitment in December and April

Working Conditions 

Physical Demands:
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of equipment
  • Providing First Aid as needed
Work Environment:
  • In-person, on campus


  • Selected applicants must be enrolled at the University of Alberta in the 2023-2024 academic year as a full-time student
  • Be available to work flexible hours including some evenings, occasional weekends, and daytime hours (school breaks, statutory holidays, exam periods are off)
  • Knowledge of CanSkate or NCCP designations is advantageous
  • Must be able to work cohesively with a team as well as independently
  • Excellent organization, priority setting, communication (written and oral), interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of fitness, sport and recreation as well as experience in event management is an asset
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • Demonstrate strong positive leadership qualities
  • Experience with customer service and conflict resolution
  • Must be goal oriented, detailed, and someone who takes initiative
  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude
  • Current Standard First Aid (within the last 3 years) and CPR ‘C’ (within the last year) certification required

Application Procedures:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Apply Online” to complete a google form application submission.
  3. You will be asked to submit your resume as part of your application.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.



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Contact Us

General Inquiries:
2-670 Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta

Ph: 780.492.2555

If the staff member’s recertification date for Standard First Aid* and/or CPR level C** is due within the first 3 months of employment, they must recertify prior to beginning employment.

*Standard First Aid - (Recertification: every 3 years)
**CPR level C - (Recertification: annual / every 1 year)