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:
Summer 2021 Registration is Open!
OSC is very excited to get all of our skaters back on the ice this July!
This summer we will be offering 2 weekly programs in July for CanSkate at the Pason Arena. You can click the program name to be taken to the registration page.
Week 1 - July 19 - 22
Week 2 - July 26 - 29
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Summer special pricing buy both weeks and receive 10% off!
- 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.