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The only standardized national Learn-to-Skate program that is designed to teach the basic skating skills for all ages and abilities. The skills learned can be applied to any on-ice sport, including hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. 

This program is taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). 

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 children under the age of 15 years 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.

What 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!

What is Private CanSkate?

Private CanSkate follows the same program as CanSkate however you can receive one-on-one or semi-private lessons for skaters who may need or want the extra engagement with a coach. In this program, coaches are assigned to the skater before the start of the session. Please note that the program fee for Private CanSkate only includes ICE TIME. Coaching fees are an additional charge that will be paid directly to the coach via invoice at the end of every month. 

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