Learn to Skate
(Previously PreCan) 1 or 2 day Program Available
THURSDAY 6:30 pm - 7 pm
SATURDAY 10:00 am - 10:30 am
This program is for children 2-5 years old with very little skating experience. Learn to skate offers basic skating instruction in group lesson format by Skate Canada professional coaches who are assisted by trained program assistants. Skaters learn best when they are active, engaged, moving, challenged and motivated. This program is all about having fun while learning the basics and developing a love for the sport. All skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with face mask.
THURSDAY 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This program is for skaters who have had some experience on the ice. Canskate offers more advanced skating instruction taught in group lesson format by Skate Canada professional coaches who are assisted by trained program assistants. Canskate is the foundation and feeder program for all other Skate Canada programs. The Canskater's learning environment is enhanced though fun, music, colourful teaching aids and props, along with praise and group and individual feedback from coaches. All skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. Click HERE for more information about skills being taught.
MONDAY 4:00 pm - 5 pm
SATURDAY 7:00 am - 8:25 am
This Learn to Train stage of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model introduces more complex skills and has a wide variety of on and off ice programming based on an athletes desired pathway and commitment to figure skating. The Skate Canada STAR 1-5 program is the basis for technical skill building at this early stage of development. This program is for skaters working on completing Stage 6, achieving levels from Star 1-3 in the discipline of Skills, Dance and Freeskate.
Click HERE to view more information about the skills your skater will be learning. The StarSKATE Bronze session offers some instruction in group lesson format by Skate Canada professional coaches with the option of private lessons if extra attention is required. Meet our COACHES. Skaters on this session do not require a helmet.
MONDAY 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SATURDAY 8:10 am - 9:55 am
This program is for skaters working on Star 3 Freeskate, Star 4/5 Dance (Swing, Fiesta, Willow, 10Fox, 14Step & European) and Senior Bronze Skills. The StarSKATE Silver session offers some instruction in group lesson format by Skate Canada professional coaches and are encouraged to book private, semi-private or group lessons with the coach of your choice.
Graduation to StarSKATE Gold requires the completion of two of three of the following: Junior and Senior Dances, Junior and Senior Bronze Skills, completion of the Preliminary Freeskate.
MONDAY 6:10 pm - 7:30 pm
THURSDAY 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
The StarSKATE Gold program is for our most advanced skaters, with some athletes making the move into the competitive skate stream. This program is for skaters working on completion of their Junior Silver to Gold dances, skills and freeskate. New this year, the StarSKATE Gold session now offers 2 semi-private group lesson on Monday with Skate Canada professional coaches (schedule to be posted) and will continue to provide a 15 minute group stroking lesson on Thursday. Skaters are encouraged to use their remaining time for freelance lessons and independent training.
Spring, Summer and Fall Skating, Camps & Power Skating
Regular ice time in Elmvale ends mid-April. If you are looking for programs offered in the
Spring, Summer or Fall. Please contact Jan Hulme.