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Learn to Skate Programs

 

CANSKATE IS THE LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM WHICH ALL OTHERS ARE MEASURED AGAINST.

 

CanSkate offers the best curriculum in Canada. Our flagship learn-to-skate program has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice.

The CanSkate program is geared to beginners of all ages…children, adults, newcomers to Canada and athletes with a disability (AWAD). Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating,  hockey, ringette or speed skating, or  wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.

Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.

Millions of Canadians, including World and Olympic figure skating champions and National Hockey League stars, have taken their first steps on the ice with the CanSkate program. Offered at clubs and skating schools across Canada and delivered by NCCP coaches, CanSkate will help you realize your skating goals.

 

Pre-CanSkate

 

The Pre-CanSkate program is an un-parented program designed for children 3 + years of age, who have never skated before or who are not yet confident on the ice. This program teaches children the basics of how to get up when they fall down, how to move forward, basic backward movement and how to stop. Lessons are taught by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches and trained Program Assistants in a group format so children must be somewhat independent and not require one-on-one supervision. These sessions are shorter in length to accommodate the younger skater. Skaters will learn in an energetic, fun environment using skating aids and toys with the goal of having fun.

Equipment required – skates, mittens or gloves, and CSA approved hockey helmet.

We DO NOT recommend the "adjustable or expandable" skates.

 

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

 

Fall

 

Day

Times

Dates

No Skating

Arena

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Oct. 5 – Dec. 7

 

Piper Arena

Wednesday

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Oct. 6 – Dec. 15

Oct. 20

Scott Seaman 

Friday

1:45 - 2:15 pm

Oct. 1 - Dec. 10

Nov. 12

Piper Arena

Saturday

10:15 – 10:45 am

Oct. 2 - Dec. 11

Nov. 13

Piper Arena

Saturday

11:15 am -11:45 am

Oct. 2 - Dec. 11

Nov. 13

Piper Arena

 

Winter

 

Day

Times

Dates

No Skating

Arena

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Jan. 4 – Mar. 15

Feb. 22

Piper Arena

Wednesday

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Jan. 5 – Mar. 16

Feb. 23

Scott Seaman 

Friday

1:45 - 2:15 pm

Jan. 7 – Mar. 18

Feb. 25

Piper Arena

Saturday

10:15 – 10:45 am

Jan. 8 – Mar. 19

Feb. 19

Piper Arena

Saturday

11:15 am -11:45 am

Jan. 8 – Mar. 19

Feb. 19

Piper Arena

 

Program Fees

1 time per week - $170

2 times per week - $300

3 times per week $430

4 times per week $540

 

Register

Additional Fees 

Skate Canada membership fee of $44.00 (non-refundable and non-transferrable)  
Membership year - September 1 - August 31

When you/your child registers for a skating program at our club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the  national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. There are many advantages that go with a Skate Canada membership such as accident insurance, access to Skate Canada programs and materials, the opportunity to participate in interclub and invitational competitions and special member prices on merchandise from the on-line store.

 

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.

CanSkate is for skaters of all ages, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus is for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.  CanSkate is taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.  We recommend CanSkate for ages 5 and up.

CanSkate is 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.

Equipment required – skates, mittens or gloves, and CSA approved hockey helmet.

We DO NOT recommend the "adjustable or expandable" skates.

 

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

 

Fall

 

Day

Times

Dates

No Skating

Arena

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:15 pm

Oct. 5 – Dec. 7

 

Piper Arena

Wednesday

6:30 - 7:15 pm

Oct.  6 – Dec. 15

Oct. 20

Scott Seaman 

Friday

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Oct. 1 - Dec. 10

Nov. 12

Piper Arena

Saturday

10:15 – 11:00 am

Oct. 2 - Dec. 11

Nov. 13

Piper Arena

Saturday

11:15 am -12:00 pm

Oct. 2 - Dec. 11

Nov. 13

Piper Arena

 

Winter

 

Day

Times

Dates

No Skating

Arena

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:15 pm

Jan. 4 – Mar. 15

Feb. 22

Piper Arena

Wednesday

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Jan. 5 – Mar. 16

Feb. 23

Scott Seaman 

Friday

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Jan. 7 – Mar. 18

Feb. 25

Piper Arena

Saturday

10:15 – 11:00 am

Jan. 8 – Mar. 19

Feb. 19

Piper Arena

Saturday

11:15 am -12:00 pm

Jan. 8 – Mar. 19

Feb. 19

Piper Arena

 

Program Fees

1 time per week - $190

2 times per week - $340

3 times per week - $480

4 times per week - $600

 

Register

Additional Fees 

Skate Canada membership fee of $44.00 (non-refundable and non-transferrable)  
Membership year - September 1 - August 31

When you/your child registers for a skating program at our club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the  national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. There are many advantages that go with a Skate Canada membership such as accident insurance, access to Skate Canada programs and materials, the opportunity to participate in interclub and invitational competitions and special member prices on merchandise from the on-line store.

 

 

CansSkate - Canada's Best Skating Program