Just wanted to pass on my thanks and feedback. My daughter just finished a great lesson with Mo. Everything went smoothly and she enjoyed herself. I’m impressed with how well you’ve transitioned to the online format. Thanks very much.
~ ABIGAIL, Parent

I just wanted to send a note to say “thank you!” Having this class today was huge for our daughter and highly appreciated. The extra effort to figure out how to hold the classes digitally and Nick’s special way of helping support our 5 year old is amazing.
Thank you!
~ KATIE, Parent

Thanks again for the great classes. The kids love it and keep asking for me to sign them up for more classes.
~ DORI, Parent

Live Online Chess Classes

Chess is a great way to connect, and our live, interactive, small-group chess clubs make the connection real! Learn how to play or improve your chess rating with some of Canada’s best chess instructors. Play in real time against others in the club.

We bring chess to life, taking the game off the board, relating every chess tactic and strategy to a real-life lesson. Practice staying focused despite setbacks, learn to take calculated risks, learn to deal with losses productively, and many more life skills – all while having a lot of fun!

Schedules and Registration >

Sign up today! >

How this came about

When COVID-19 hit and the schools closed just before March Break, we started working hard to keep our instructors working and keep that chess magic happening for all our chess club participants.

Our first Live Online chess class launched on Friday March 20 at 3:30 pm. We were impressed with the way our instructors were able to carry our values and approach to chess onto these new digital platforms.

We’re also happy to have received so much positive feedback from parents and participants, right from the beginning!

Now, in the new 2020-2021 school year, we have new online school clubs, and we also offer a variety of single workshops and various popular weekly series for all ages and levels!

CIC logo

More Information

See the links below for more information on the Live Online classes as well as or for refund or credit options if you were in a school club in Winter 2020 and the online option didn’t work for you.

Online Schedules and Registration >

COVID-19 Refund Policy >

Donate your refund to CIC >

What Parents and Participants are Saying >

Sign up today! >

What Participants and Parents are saying:

I think virtual class is a good substitute for a real life one, I hardly noticed any difference, visual presentation was very effective

I love my chess classes because they teach me things I need to know to be a champion and I play with my friends.

Please keep these classes coming!

I am telling all my parent friends to sign their kids up!

Kids would like to spam a response to the question of whether they would recommend to friends: “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! etc…”

These classes have been a real sanity saver. The kids cannot get enough of chess now.