CanSkate is Skate Canada’s nationally standardized learn-to-skate program. Led by Skate Canada Certified coaches and designed for beginners of all ages, the program focuses on basic skill development in an energetic, progessive and fun atmosphere. As Canada’s official learn-to-skate program, CanSkate provides a pathway for skaters to enjoy skating recreationally, or go on to participate in ice sports such as figure skating, hockey and ringette.Skills learned are categorized within the CanSkate Fundamental Movements: Go Forward, Go Backward, Stop, Turn, Spin, and Jump. Skaters progress from Stage 1 through Stage 7 in the program, earning badges, and other incentives along the way.
The program focuses on development of six fundamental movements organized in six stages of learning, with an optional 7th level for skaters who want to move into figure skating. Once the skills on each stage are mastered, a badge is awarded.
Stage 1 – Balance
Stage 2 – Glide Forward
Stage 3 – Glide Backward
Stage 4 – Edges
Stage 5 – Power
Stage 6 – Speed
CanSkaters must wear a fitted CSA approved hockey helmet, gloves/mittens, layered clothes that allow for freedom of movement and properly fitted skates. Parents must remain in the building during your child’s lesson.
NOTE: Skates, CSA Approved Helmet, Gloves and warm clothing are required. (Due to SkateCanada regulations and insurance coverage skaters without helmets will not be permitted on the ice, parents are not allowed to accompany skaters on the ice)
We are unable to pro-rate for classes missed. The CRA Child Fitness Tax Credit Receipt will be emailed to you. Please print and keep handy for Tax time. Duplicates may not be available. No refunds except for medical reasons, with a doctor’s certificate. Refunds will be in the form of ‘credits’ and will be subject to a $35 Administration Fee.
CanSkate (ages 5 & up)
No refunds without a doctors note
8 Classes - March 30 - May 27
Mondays - 5:45 - 6:30 (Mar 30 - May 18)
NO CLASSES MAY 25
Wednesdays - 5:30 - 6:15 (Apr 1 - May 20)
NO CLASSES MAY 27