PreCanSkate/CanSkate Program- is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages starting at 3 years old. When you sign up for PreCanSkate/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. PreCanSkate/CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs. All skaters MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet at every session.
CanPowerSkate Program - 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.
Canskate levels 4, 5, 6 and Star 1 - 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 3 to Gold Program- Skaters must have passed 2/3 disciplines at Star 3 level to qualify to skate on this session. Skaters MUST have a private coach at this level. No group lessons offered at this Level (refer to Private lesson information and our Professional Coaching Staff information & contact page).