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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 like those pictured below:

2020 - 2021 Schedule and New Policies for CanSkate this Season - Please Read Covid-19 Link

  • All Skate Canada Guidelines and Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Protocols must be met for all CanSkate sessions during COVID-19
  • At this time the facility allows skaters 10 and under to have one parent attend the session with them (no siblings).  All spectators must sign in on the contact tracing log, wear a mask, physical distance, and enter at your own risk
  • All skaters will be asked Health Screening Questions.  Any skaters showing symptoms of Covid-19 will not be allowed in the facility
  • All coaches and program assistants must wear a non-medical mask and gloves at all times. Gloves and masks should be changed in between sessions
  • Participants MUST arrive at the rink with skates on, fully dressed and ready to get on the ice. Program Assistants and Coaches will be unable to aid in putting on / taking off skates
  • Physical distancing must be maintained with skates on/off in the facility unless a sport cohort has been formed by the club/school - OSC has not formed any cohorts at this time
  • Educate skaters to use physical distancing protocols when passing skaters
  • Skaters must not have shared contact of any teaching aid or prop
  • Minimum age for Canskate is 5 years old
  • Skater must be able to get up on their skates independently to participate this season
  • All sessions are at Piper Arena in the Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive. 
  • Due to orientation requirements all registration will close October 3rd.

 

Day Time Session No Skating  Cost
Wednesday 5:00 - 5:45 pm October 7 to December 16 November 11 $190
Friday 2:45 - 3:30 pm

October 9 to December 11

 

$190

Saturday 10:00 - 10:45 am

October 10 to December 12

 

$190

Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

October 10 to December 12

 

$190

 

 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.