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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.