CANSkate

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CANSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program geared to beginners and returning skaters of all ages, and helps them to improve basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating and recreational skating.  Sessions are provided in a group lesson format, taught by our Professional Skate Canada Certified Coaching Staff.  Skaters are grouped according to skill level, and progress through six stages of learning in a fun, friendly environment.

  • Read more about Skate Canada’s CANSkate program here.
  • Learn more about proper equipment for your skater’s safety and comfort!  2-min CANSkate Equipment Video
  • Check out the CANSkate/PowerSkate Parent & Skater Welcome Presentation (Sept 2020), which includes some COVID-19 information.

PreCanSkate – DUE TO COVID, THIS PROGRAM IS UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020-2021

For skaters 3 to 5 years old, and/or who have never skated or passed a PreCanSkate program.
  • Program designed for children who have not skated before.
  • Taught in a group in a group lesson format, including a 10-min “off-ice” pre-session warm-up.
  • Teaches basic on-ice movement and prerequisite skills for CANSkate.

Required Equipment:

  • CSA Approved Hockey Helmet with full face mask; skaters with other types of helmets (bicycle, skiing, etc.) will NOT be permitted on the ice.
  • Helmet must be in good condition (straps and snaps working, helmet not damaged).
  • HARD Skate guards are required, to ensure safe exit from the building in an emergency.

CANSkate – ONLY SKATERS WHO HAVE ALREADY PASSED CANSKATE STAGE 1 MAY REGISTER FOR 2020-2021

For skaters aged 4 or 5 (if passed PreCanSkate); or, aged 6 and up who have never skated, or are working on CANSkate Stages 1-6.

  • Taught in a group lesson format.
  • Skaters learn the fundamentals of balance, agility and control to prepare for figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating or recreational skating.

Required Equipment:

  • CSA Approved Hockey Helmet, optional full face mask; skaters with other types of helmets (bicycle, skiing, etc.) will NOT be permitted on the ice.
  • Helmet must be in good condition (straps and snaps working, helmet not damaged).
  • HARD Skate guards are required, to ensure safe exit from the building in an emergency.

Advanced CANSkate

NOTE: Offered to skaters by coach recommendation/invite only
For skaters working toward completing CANSkate Stage 6, and includes introduction to figure skating skills.  Group is divided based on skill level.
Normally, skaters must also register for one other CANSkate session (e.g., skate twice per week), however, this requirements is waived for 2020-2021 due to less ice time being available as the result of COVID protocols.

Required Equipment:

  • Skaters MUST have figure skates.
  • CSA Approved Hockey Helmet.
  • Helmet must be in good condition (straps and snaps working, helmet not damaged).
  • HARD Skate guards are required, to ensure safe exit from the building in an emergency.