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Pre-Canskate and CanSkate Programs

To register for either of these programs, go to the 'Fall/Winter Registration' Tab under 'Registration' above.

Click here to see our full ice schedule  

Pre-CanSkate

Pre-CanSkate is designed for 3-5 year olds who have never skated before.

PreCan is held:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00pm. 

Skaters can register for one or both days. 

 

Skaters will learn basic skills like standing up and falling down, moving forwards and backwards, jumping, and turning. 

Click HERE to see an example of Pre-Canskate skills

Skate Canada Helmet Policy 

All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer a CanSkate program must ensure all CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.  

Bicycle helmets are not acceptable.

Clubs and skating schools must ensure this policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater.

Clubs and skating schools may choose to expand the use of CSA approved hockey helmets in their club as they see necessary. In general, anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.

For more information on Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate programs, visit the Skate Canada website here. 

CanSkate 

Canskate is held:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00pm

Skaters can register for one or both days. 

What is CanSkate?

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

Who’s it for?

For beginners of all ages, children or adults, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

 

What can you expect?

Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.

Click here for an example of skills learned in CanSkate 

What do you need to participate?

All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

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