LEarn to Skate with CANSKate!
Using every inch of the ice surface, skaters will learn the basics of skating through a complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages. CanSkate uses tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.
The new program includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares any skater for every ice sport. CanSkate is also modeled for the recreational skater to learn an active lifestyle activity.
Along with the new curriculum, other features include a fresh new look, new awards and great tools for coaches. Skate Canada is proud to have all its programs taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.
THE BEST CURRICULUM
THE BEST COACHES
THE BEST START
THE BEST RESULTS
Julie McArthur Regional Rec Centre West Rink
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Programming paused for 2022/23 season due to lack of coaches and volunteers
Have questions? We have answers! We have developed a CanSkate Handbook that answers many of the commonly asked questions! Click below to find our current Handbook!