CanSkate is a learn-to-skate program developed by Skate Canada and designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. It provides a good foundation not only for figure skating but also for recreational, synchronized, and speed skating, as well as hockey and ringette.
The program is offered in group lessons that focus on fun, participation, and basic skill development. Lessons are led by professional coaches certified by the National Coaching Certification Program and assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach-to-student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Coaches use music and a wide variety of activities to create a fun environment which promotes learning.
Skaters progress at their own pace through a series of stages designed to develop confidence and ability. Badges and ribbons are awarded throughout the program as skills are mastered. Parents and children look forward to the twice-annual mini-olympics, when skaters get the chance to show what they can do and mount the podium with their prizes.
You can find details on the stages of the CanSkate program HERE
Skaters must be 4 years old (or starting JK in Sept 2016, ie born in 2012)
Click HERE to register in a CanSkate program! Consider joining your skaters on the ice by signing up for a Teen/Adult skate program which runs at the time as the kids CanSkate program. The $36 annual Skate Canada fee will automatically be added to your first invoice of the 2016/17 season. (Sep 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2017)
Online registration is quickest and simplest way to register. Login (top right hand corner) to get started now. Payment can be made directly online, or you can contact the office for offline payments. Offline payments must be received within 5 days, or your registration will be cancelled.
Please note that due to system limitations, 3rd skater discount will not reflect on your registration. You will receive a refund for the discount within 5 business days (usually less). Please contact Tanja in the office with any questions.