CanSkate lessons are for beginners of all ages as well as for those looking to improve their basic skills. These sessions are a foundation for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or recreational skating. Students progress through stages as they gain skills and experience.
Every session is 60 minutes long and consist of 10 minutes of warm-up, 30 minutes of instruction from a certified Skate Canada coach, 5 minutes of cool-down which is then followed by 15 minutes of free-time (or private lessons). All session will be held on the Olympic ice surface.
A complete series of balance, control, and agility skills taught in six stages of learning. These skills translate well to hockey, ringette, speed skating, and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum to guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills. The curriculum is designed to help skaters develop their basic skills faster. Through various circuits your skater will learn the basics of skating while making friends and having fun!
- Helmet: CSA approved helmets are mandatory for all CanSkaters.
- Skates: We recommend “lace-up” skates as they provide the best support, allow proper movement, and accommodate an adjustable fit. The skate’s boot must be firm, and must provide good support to the foot and ankle.
- Warm clothing: Skaters should dress warmly and comfortably in layers to enjoy their skating experience. Snow pants or nylon pants over top of layers of clothing are a good idea as they provide warmth and dryness during the session.
There are NO Learn to Skate programs at this time due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
When is the next session and what is the cost?
CanSkate focuses on learning the essential skating skills needed to partake figure skating, hockey, or recreational skating in the future. CanSkate is designed for children, ages 5+ with little or some skating experience. CanSkate is a nationally approved and tested curriculum through Skate Canada that builds skill development and confidence on the ice.