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CanSkate (ages 5 & up)

Registration Information

10 Classes - Monday - Friday
July 8 - 19, 2024
10:30 - 11:15am


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) 

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.

No refunds without a doctors note once classes have started


Helmets are required for all our Tots, CanSkate, Pre Hockey and Pre Figure Skating Classes. Only CSA Approved hockey or ski/snowboard type helmets are allowed. NO BIKE helmets which are considered to be single impact helmets. We recommend Canadian Tire, they have a fantastic selection of helmets, skates and other protective equipment. 

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It's very important that skaters have well fitting skates when registering for this class. We recommend any of the skates at the link below. Skates need to fit well and have adequate ankle support. Skater should be able to stand off the ice without ankles falling inwards. 

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