Learn to Skate

 

Click on link below for PreCanskate / Canskate Skating Classes 

for 2017 – 18.

Skating Classes 2017 – 18

 

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Program Assistants always needed.
Looking for kids (11 yrs +) experienced in hockey or figure skating to assist with our program.

Please contact the Recreation Head Coach for details.


Many of your questions may be answered in the FAQ section here.

Questions regarding equipment can also be found here.

Program Director:
Katie Doherty:  Email here

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WHY SIGN UP FOR CANSKATE?

What is CanSkate?
CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

Who’s it for?
For beginners aged 3 and up, children or adults, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.

Who teaches it?
NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

What will you learn?
A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

canskate_badgesWhat can you expect?
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.

What do you need to participate?
All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

How do you sign up?
Be a part of the fun – join a Skate Canada club today and learn to skate with CanSkate!

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