Skating is one of the most popular sports in the world today.
In Canada more than six million people lace up skates every year.
Through the inclusive programming we offer, we encourage people to become involved and stay involved for life.
Learning to skate is a natural part of Canadian life.
From early steps on the ice, holding on to a parent’s hand, skating as a family activity, or moving on to other ice sports, skating offers a rich tapestry of experiences.
As we bring our vision to life, and inspire all Canadians to embrace the joy of skating, Skate Canada continues to find creative new ways to teach and to keep people skating.
Our athletes benefit daily from the expertise, experience and leadership of some of the world’s best coaches.
Coaching excellence is one of the main reasons for the level of success consistently achieved by Canadian figure skaters.
CanSkate now features a fresh look, new awards, improved tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery
methods that guarantee success in developing stronger basic skating skills and developing them faster. Designed for skaters with some experience.
It also includes specific skills useful in hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating thereby preparing all skaters for virtually every ice sport.
Skaters progress though 6 levels of skills in the disciplines of Control, Agility and Balance.
Learn to Skate
New skaters age 3+ with no skating experience, who have never skated before or who are not yet confident alone on the ice.
Skaters work on the basics of falling down and getting up, marching or moving forward and balancing on 2 feet.
Skater are taught in group format in a fun and friendly environment, skaters participate in games and activities to encourage movement without fear.
Mandatory Equipment - Skates, gloves and a CSA approved hockey helmet (bike helmets will not be permitted on the ice)
This program is designed for skaters with experience on the ice or previously enrolled in a CanSkate program.
This program will be taught in group format by Skate Canada PowerSkate certified coaches.
Skaters are active, engaged, constantly moving and challenged during the lesson.
The program focus is on edge fundamentals, power, quick starts & stops, strong lateral movements, pivots and turns.
All skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with face mask, hockey gloves and a stick.
Full equipment not necessary, the emphasis is on strong skating skills, power and stride
These stages introduce more complex skills and has wide variety of programming based on an athletes desired pathway and commitment to figure skating.
The Skate Canada Star 1 - Gold program is the basis for technical skill building at this early stage of development.
The program is for skaters working on the disciplines of Skills, Dance, Artistic and Freeskate. Bronze, Silver and Gold levels offer group lessons daily taught by certified Skate Canada professional coaches.
All skaters have the opportunity to work with coaches in small groups or privately.
Skaters that have the drive to accelerate will participate in evaluations days, performance and testing days.
Thursday JANUARY 5th - Saturday APRIL 1st, 2023
** NO ice the weekend of January 21st & March 10th due to a hockey tournaments **.
** NO SKATING MARCH BREAK **
Every FAMILY is expected to pay a mandatory fundraising fee of $50 (Raffle Draw ) in addition to your skating program.
Raffle draw is Saturday April 1st, 2023
Learn to Skate (ages 3-5)
$150 for a one day program $200 TOTAL
Thursdays 5:30pm - 6pm
Saturdays 9:45am - 10:15am
$380 for a 2 day program $430 TOTAL
$200 one day a week $250 TOTAL
* NEW * Interested CanSkaters are able to sign up for private lessons with a professional coach in addition to their club provided lessons (Meet our coaches - $$ extra fees)
Thursday 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 10:30am - 11:30am
$200 - 1 day a week $250 TOTAL
Thursday 5:20pm - 6:05pm (Advanced Power)
Saturday 9:30am - 10:15am (Intro to Power)
$400 - 2 day program $450 TOTAL
$295 for one day $345 TOTAL
Bronze Monday 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Saturday 7:00am - 8:15am
Silver Monday 5:00pm - 6:10pm | Saturday 8:15am - 9:30am
Gold Monday 6:20pm - 7:30pm | Thursday 4:00pm - 5:20pm