The Aylmer Skating Club offers programs to suit all levels from Beginner to Competitive Skaters. Please see below for the programs we offer and a little bit about them. The registration form is available for download at the bottom of the page.
CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, 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. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs. All skaters MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet at every session.
Pre-power Skating - This session is designed for those children who can already skate forwards, backwards and stop. In these classes the skaters develop better balance, power, agility, speed and endurance, using edges, crossovers, lateral moves and fast forward/backward starts. Participants may wear full hockey or ringette equipment and MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet at every session. No hockey sticks or pucks allowed on the session.
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately six or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards.
Beginner StarSkate – Canskate level 4, 5 & 6, Star 1 Levels
This program is an introduction to Figure Skating. All skaters must have passed CanSkate Stage 3. These sessions run with group instruction from a professional coach with help from Program Assistants. Skaters will be working on Stroking, Skating Skills, Dance, Interpretive and Freeskate. Skaters at this level may obtain a Professional Coach for private instruction (refer to Private lesson information and our Professional Coaching Staff information & contact page).
Star 2 to Gold Program
Skaters must have passed all 3 Star 1 assessments or at the discretion of the Program Director and the Board of Directors. Skaters MUST have a private lesson coach at this level. No group lessons offered at this Level (refer to Private lesson information and our Professional Coaching Staff information & contact page).