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 beginners 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. 

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:

2017-2018 Schedule

Fall Session

 

Day Times Dates No Skating Arena
Tuesday 5:30-6:15 pm Oct. 3 – Dec. 5   Piper Arena
Wednesday 7:00-7:45 pm Oct 4. -Dec. 13 Oct. 25 Scott Seaman Arena
Friday 12:45-1:30 pm Sept. 29 - Dec. 8 Nov. 10 Piper Arena
Saturday 10:00-10:45 am Sept. 30 - Dec. 9 Nov. 11 Piper Arena
Saturday 11:15am-12:00pm Sept. 30 - Dec. 9   Piper Arena

 

Winter Session

Day Times Dates No Skating Arena
Tuesday 5:30-6:15 pm Jan. 9 - Mar. 20 Feb. 20 Piper Arena
Wednesday 7:00-7:45 pm Jan. 10 - Mar. 21 Feb. 21 Scott Seaman Arena
Friday 12:45-1:30 pm Jan. 12 - Mar. 23 Feb. 23 Piper Arena
Saturday 10:00-10:45 am Jan. 6 - Mar. 24 Feb. 10, Feb. 24 Piper Arena
Saturday 11:15 am- 12:00pm Jan. 6 - Mar. 24 Feb. 10, Feb. 24 Piper Arena

 

Program Fees

Fall Session Winter Session
1 time per week - $189 1 time per week - $189
2 times per week - $328 2 times per week - $328
3 times per week - $467 3 times per week - $467
4 times per week - $596 4 times per week - $596

 

 Additional Fees 

  • Skate Canada membership fee of $35.65 (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.