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Programs

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 (Monday & Friday 645:-7:30pm)

  • 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 6:15-6:45pm)

  • 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