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CANSKATE – for skaters 4 years of age and older

CanSkate is Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program for beginners of any age that teaches fundamental movements and basic skills. Skaters are taught in a group lesson format by a NCCP certified professional coach. CanSkate is designed for future figure, hockey, ringette, speed or recreational skaters.

The CanSkate program runs for the entire winter season – mid-September to end of March.

 Skaters must be four (4) years of age by December 31, 2018.

 The fifty (50) minute program consists of an on ice warm up, three (3) 10 minute lessons with 3 different coaches, a group activity and an on ice cool down.

 Skaters earn ribbons and badges as skills are mastered.

 CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for all CanSkaters.

 In both our CanSkate and Pre-CanSkate programs, our coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. Our Program Assistants attend a training course each year to ensure they have the skills necessary to assist our Professional Coaches to deliver a quality, safe program that is also fun for the children.


 CanSkate Schedule - Winter 2018-2019



Start/End Dates




6:00-6:50 pm

Sep 17/18-Mar 25/19

Manotick arena

Oct 8, Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18


6:00-6:50 pm

Sep 18/18-Mar 26/19

Fred Barrett arena

Dec 25, Jan 1



5:00-5:50 pm

Sep 19/18-Mar 27/19

Manotick arena

Oct 31, Dec 19, Dec 26



Sep 20/18-Mar 21/19

Manotick arena

Nov 8, Dec 27, Jan 31


9:00-9:50 am

Sep 22/18-Mar 16/19

Manotick arena

Nov 10, Dec 29, Feb 2, Feb 23


10:00-10:50 am

Sep 22/18-Mar 16/19

Manotick arena

Nov 10, Dec 29, Feb 2, Feb 23



CanSkate Schedule - June 2019

Day Time Start/End Dates Location Cancellations
Monday and Thursday 6:30-7:20 pm Monday June 3 to Thursday June 27 Fred Barrett arena None