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This is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program,
designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for
CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun,
participation and basic skills development. You will earn badges
and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills.
Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified
professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained
Program Assistants. Skaters progess at their own pace and coaches
make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of
activities that create a fun environment and promote learning.
CanSkate is the feeder to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs.
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high and energy instructional power
skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on
balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and
conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how
the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative
to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skills award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.
CANPOWERSKATE is geared to skaters aged approximately six or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without the use of the boards. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment
that is CSA approved.
Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - this is what STARSKATE is all about.
STARSKATE offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate, and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSKATE may choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.
A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory for all skaters up to and including stage 5
Registration forms are available from our Downloads page.
For more information, please contact us through our contact page.