Program Assistants

Program Assistants ( PAs ) are a very valuable part of the Elmvale Skating Club Learn to Skate program. PAs are individuals who have been trained to assist in the delivery of the PreCanSkate and CanSkate programs. Program assistants should be good communicators, enthusiastic, responsible, punctual and patient. These amazing volunteers are able to keep skaters moving while providing praise and encouragement.
Program Assistants from the Elmvale SC are registered Skate Canada members and include:
  • Current skaters at the club
  • Former skaters
  • Skaters from other sports (hockey, ringette, speed skating)
A PA’s role may include:
  • Assisting or leading warm-ups, group activities or cool-downs
  • Assisting with the set up of circuits and stations
  • Leading circuits and rotations
  • Demonstrating proper execution of skating skills
  • Providing assistance to skaters who may have additional needs
  • Providing general assistance to the coaches on the session
  • Providing encouragement and general feedback to skaters
All PAs can be identified by wearing a PINK volunteer vest while they are on the ice assisting with our programs.
    Monthly incentives, recognition, prizes and awards will be available to
Program Assistants who show dedication and outstanding commitment.                                       
We are so thankful to have these amazing helpers, as we would                           
be unable to run these programs without them.