Whether your child wants to be a figure skater, a hockey player or a recreational skater, strong skating skills are essential. The Skate Canada skating programs provide a solid foundation in skating fundamentals.
CanSkate I (Monday & Wednesday 6:30-7:15pm)
- A learn-to-skate program for skaters of all ages through to completion of CanSkate Level 6
- Participants earn badges and incentives while learning the fundamentals of skating in a safe and fun environment
- Instruction is provided in a group setting by professional coaches along with carefully trained program assistants
- Twice weekly, each CanSkate group will receive a 10 minute warm-up, two 10 minute lessons with professional coaches, and 15 minutes of circuits and game time with program assistants
Bridging (Monday, 6:00-6:30pm)
- Bridging is for CanSkaters working on Levels 5 & 6 who are interested in continuing beyond CanSkate to learn Figure Skating skills. Bridging is a "bridge" between the CanSkate and STARSkate programs! This is an add-on program to CanSkate, and consists of one 30-minute session per week during StarSkate ice time.
STARSkate (Mondays & Fridays, times vary depending on level)
- 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.
- Consists of professional coach group and individual instruction and practice time each day.
- Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.
- Skaters can enter the StarSkate program once they have completed CanSkate Level 6.
- Includes an off-ice program which will help skaters work on their strength, flexibility and conditioning