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Learn-to-Skate Parent Information

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Equipment

Required Equipment: skates (hockey or figure) and a CSA-approved helmet

All of our Learn-to-Skate programs (PreCanskate, Canskate & Adult Canskate) require skates, hockey or figure, and a CSA-approved helmet. We recommend purchasing the lace-up skates as the plastic-molded skates do not allow for the necessary ankle movement and fit required. All helmets must have a CSA-approved sticker on them. Helmets should fit properly and not move when the skaters nods or turns their head.

Before the first day of skating, please ensure that the skates have been sharpened. Newly purchased skates do not come pre-sharpened. Without regular sharpening (once a season/session), skaters will not be able to properly use their edges. 

After each session, ensure that skates are dried off completely before placing them in a bag. Rust can form on the blades if not completely dried off properly.

Recommended Clothing: gloves/mittens, warm sweater/jacket and warm pants

We recommend dressing in layers. The arenas can be very cool at the start of each class. We recommend that young skaters wear snow pants. This will prevent them from having wet pants after the class after falling. 

Safety

Our coaches and volunteers are committed to creating a safe learning environment for all skaters. Please respect the coaches and volunteers decisions in respect to club operations and skaters safety. To speak with a program coordinator or a board member, please email federationskating@gmail.com. 

Communication

We communicate with parents primarily through email with program updates, registration information and skating schedules. Please review your account annually to ensure that you are subscribed to all club email lists.

Skater specific questions may be answered by the skater's coach after each session or by emailing federationskating@gmail.com. 

Volunteer & Fundraiser Requirements

We do not require Learn-to-Skate families to complete any volunteer or fundraiser requirements. If you wish to inquiry about volunteer or fundraising opportunities, please email federationskating@gmail.com. 

Age Requirements

All skaters must be 3 years old before getting on the ice. 

The age requirements for Canskate and Adult Canskate can be overridden upon approval from a program coordinator. Approval is given on a case-by-case basis and takes into consideration skating experience.  Please send all requests to federationskating@gmail.com