About Us

About Us

The Skate Lab is Alberta’s only dedicated retailer serving the province’s figure skating community. Our team is passionate about the sport and we bring years of experience and specialized knowledge to give every Alberta figure skater, from beginner to elite, performance-level athletes, the equipment, accessories, and support services they need to compete on the local, and national, and world ice stage.

With the widest selection of the industry’s top skate brands, the most advanced and stylish performance athletic apparel, cutting-edge sharpening technologies, and our unique Rotation Lab, we promise to meet every athlete exactly where they are and provide the knowledge, gear and enhanced training experiences they need to glide beyond their expectations.

Built On History

Monique Wasmann is a lifelong figure skater, a national champion, and a National Level 3 certified coach in good standing Skate Canada. She has been coaching for more than 20 years and has led multiple synchronized skating teams to compete at the national level as well as competitive ice dance teams and singles. Monique was selected to choreograph the skate scene in Theatre Calgary’s “The Christmas Carol” and worked in production for 7 years. In partnership with her sister, she founded The Solstice Synchronized Figure Skating teams out of the esteemed Calalta Figure Skating Club in Calgary. Monique is committed to fostering a love of the sport for new figure skaters and providing the tools and training developing figure skaters need to reach the highest levels of their potential.

Chris Wasmann is a school teacher with a commitment to helping children access the resources they need to realize their goals and optimize all of their talents and aspirations. Chris brings multi-sport expertise as a competitive Ironman participant and distance runner, and a long-time championship coach of volleyball and basketball. This gives him a unique perspective of the needs of athletes at all levels. Chris also has a Bachelor Of Management degree and 10+ years in sport retail which has provided a comprehensive understanding of the needs and client experience that is critical is sports retail. Chris understands determination and hard work that it takes to get across the finish line.

We are proud to partner with esteemed local dressmaker, Annie. Under the banner of Sparks Boutique, Annie designs and crafts unique, stunning, yet affordable competitive attire for figure skaters from around the world. Each custom dress is meticulously composed of high-quality, performance fabrics and embellishments with a focus on form and function. Find out more about custom, made-to-order and ready-to-wear figure skating dresses at The Skate Lab.

Delivering The Industry’s Top Brands To Alberta Figure Skaters

The Skate Lab is committed to bringing the industry’s top purveyors of figure skating boots and blades, apparel, and accessories. We also bring to market the most advanced technologies for figure skate sharpening and rotational training. Explore our exclusive brand partnerships and the carefully curated supply partners of the Skate Lab.

High Performance Figure Skates At The Skate Lab

Gain the competitive advantage with the specialized knowledge, custom-fit boots and blades, and personalized service at The Skate Lab. As Alberta’s only dedicated figure skating retailer, we deliver the industry’s top figure skating technologies and the most trusted brands to the figure skating community. Our staff are accomplished skaters and experienced and qualified coaches committed to providing a unique and comprehensive skate fitting and maintenance experience for skaters of all ages and skills. Visit the expert team at The Skate Lab and level up your skating.

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A Mission Born Of Passion

As a passionate advocate of the sport of figure skating and coach of aspiring figure skaters, Monique understood the void in the figure skating community of Alberta. Quality figures skates had to be purchased from suppliers in other cities or provinces. Appropriate training and competition attire was not locally available. Figure skates needed to be shipped to another city for professional, sport-specific sharpening. There was no local, dedicated retailer for high performance equipment and apparel. 

The Skate Lab was founded to be a hub for figure skaters at all skill levels across Alberta. It was our mission to build a specialized retail location where every figure skater, beginner to advanced, could access the equipment and resources they need to achieve their goals for figure skating. The Skate Lab brings the industry’s most recognized brands in-store to give the figure skating community local access to the highest quality goods at price points that are affordable for everyone. 

The staff at The Skate Lab is a team of skilled and experienced industry professionals with unique insight into the science behind custom skate fitting, maintenance, and enhanced performance training for elite athletes and those just beginning their figure skating journey. Visit The Skate Lab in SW Calgary and explore the advanced technologies and superior products that give Alberta figure skaters a competitive edge.

Serving Our Community

An important part of our mission is ensuring that kids with a passion for figure skating can access quality equipment without barriers. If you know of a dedicated aspiring figure skater who could benefit from a one-time gift of corporate-sponsored equipment, let us know. 
Contact us for more information on nominating a deserving figure skater. 

The Skate Lab also accepts gently-used equipment trade-ins and offers for sale affordable, previously-enjoyed skates for families who do not wish to purchase new ones.

Step On To The Ice With Confidence

The Skate Lab Trade-In Program

In addition to offering the latest, cutting-edge, new skate boots and blade technologies, the Skate Lab is committed to accommodating growing and advancing figure skaters with our trade-in program.

When it is time for new figure skates, trade in your gently-used ones and choose from our wide selection of new or previously-enjoyed figure skates. Our skilled and knowledgeable team can fit every skater with the perfect gear, new or used.

Delivering On A Promise

The Skate Lab was built to fill a gap within the figure skating community in Alberta. With a mission to provide high-quality, specialized figure skating equipment, apparel and accessories, and enhanced supports like advanced sharpening and rotation training technologies, The Skate Lab is Alberta’s own figure skating retailer. Created for figure skaters, by figure skaters, The Skate Lab delivers on a promise to give every figure skater, beginner to advanced, access to the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to gain the competitive edge. Explore your options for figure skating excellence with The Skate Lab. Connect with us or visit us in-store and experience The Skate Lab advantage.

Calgary’s Premier Figure Skating Resource

The Skate Lab provides top quality figure skates, figure skating attire, and support services such as skate sharpening and spin training (vestibular training) to figures skaters in Calgary and surrounding areas. In fact, The Skate Lab is Alberta’s retailer catering solely to the figure skating community. Leverage our passion for the sport, our expertise in all things figure skating, and our years of experience skating competitively and coaching when you need equipment, apparel, and accessories.

Figure Skates & Attire

There is a science to dressing for optimal comfort and performance in the skating rink. It can be challenging to find durable, functional athletic wear that can provide sufficient warmth without impeding movement and execution, especially in Calgary. In the past, figure skaters in Calgary

Rotation Lab

Vestibular training is a key component of figure skating performance. Also known as spin training and rotational practice, vestibular training allows you to perfect your positioning for spinning in air (jumping) and on the ice surface. It is a system that facilitates balance, coordination,

Skate Sharpening

Skate sharpening is critical to every athlete’s performance on the ice. Each skater's unique foot and stride impacts how the skater glides along the surface of the ice. The most effective skate sharpening service will not only focus on how sharp the blade is, but the unique physi

For Figure Skaters, By Figure Skaters

For Figure Skaters, By Figure Skaters

The Skate Lab is Alberta’s only dedicated provider of figure skates and figure skating apparel, accessories, and support services like skate sharpening and spin training. The Skate Lab is locally owned, by figures skaters, and committed to providing the industry’s most advanced technologies for sharpening, the highest quality skate boots and blades, and the most advanced and stylish figure skating apparel to the figure skating community of Alberta.

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Visit The Skate Lab at 7777 Macleod Trail SW #130, Calgary, AB, or by calling us at 1-825-413-5786, or feel free to drop us a line below!

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