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CanSkate

* There will be no hands-on assistance due to physical distancing rules.

CanSkate is Canada’s only learn-to-skate program for all ages. It focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development in a group lesson format.  The technical skills include a focus on teaching and mastering strong basic skills earlier to prepare skaters for all ice sports – hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating.

Skills have been categorized into the following fundamental areas: BALANCE, CONTROL and AGILITY. Children are placed into groups according to ability and taught by a Professional Coach and assisted by qualified CanSkate Program Assistants.

On-ice delivery focuses on continuous movement and emphasizes the use of newer and more dynamic group teaching concepts including the Fast Track, Fun Zone and station rotation, all of which has been proven to increase practice opportunities and improve the rate of skill acquisition among skaters. More visual aids and music are used to create a fun, stimulating and welcoming environment. Skaters will receive report cards at the end of each session. There is a new series of award ribbons in addition to the Stage 1 – 6 badges.

 

CanSkate Programs

Pre-CanSkate

Ages 3 - 5 Years

Class Length: 30 or 45 Minutes

There will be NO Pre-CanSkate for the Fall 2020 season due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Please see if your child fits our JUNIOR CanSkate program.

This program is geared towards skaters age 3 - 5 years old providing the development of basic skating skills in a fun and engaging environment. Skaters will learn educational concepts while learning to skate at the same time. It is a “Playschool on Ice”.

Pre-CanSkaters receive report cards at the end of each season. Coaches will let parents know when their children is ready to move onto the regular CanSkate program.

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Junior CanSkate

Ages 3 - 5 Years

Class Length: 30 or 45 Minutes

This program is for beginner skaters that have previously taken our Pre-CanSkate program, but have not yet completed it. Skaters need to have passed "fall down", "stand-up", and "move forward" on their Pre-Can report card, before registering for Junior CanSkate. Skaters must be capable of following a circuit for approximately 30 mins of the 45 minute session, and listen to coaches instruction.

There will be no hands-on assistance due to physical distancing rules. Skaters will be following CanSkate circuits, but will be given extra help and do activities tailored to young skaters. Skaters will learn educational concepts while learning to skate at the same time. It is a "Playschool on Ice".

Pre-CanSkaters receive report cards at the end of each season. Coaches will let parents know when their child is ready to move onto the regular CanSkate program.

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CanSkate

Ages 5 - 12 Years

Class Length: 45 Minutes

This program focuses on teaching and mastering strong basic skills to prepare skaters for all ice sports— hockey, ringette speed skating and figure skating. On-ice delivery focuses on continuous movement and emphasizes the use of new and more dynamic group teaching concepts.

Skaters will receive report cards at the end of each season. Coaches will let parents know when their children is ready to move onto the ADVANCED CanSkate program.

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Advanced CanSkate

STAGES 4 - 6

Class Length: 45 Minutes

This program focuses on CanSkate Stages 4 - 6. Skaters must continue to wear a CSA-approved helmet until they have completed CanSkate Stage 5.

Skaters will receive report cards at the end of each season.

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Teen/Adult CanSkate

Stages 1 - 6

Class Length: 45 Minutes

This program focuses on CanSkate Stages 1 - 6. Skaters must continue to wear a CSA-approved helmet until they have completed CanSkate Stage 5.

Skaters will receive report cards at the end of each season.

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