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Parent & Tot - CanSkate

Master Schedule 2021-2022

A program desired to allow a family member to assist in the young skaters development. This program allows the skaters to receive hands-on assistance from a family member who they know, trust and is in their cohort.  

The skater must be registered with Skate Canada. The adult insurance fee is included in the program cost. 

Why Sign up for Parent & Tot?

How is the program delivered?

Adults and skaters will participate in a small group lesson delivered by professional coaches and trained program assistants. Coaching aids and verbal cues will used to guide parents and skaters through circuits. Circuits allow for skill progressions to be practiced and all skills to be performed more than once per session. Skills will be adapted as needed to properly challenge each skater. 

What will your child learn?

Parent & Tot follows the CanSkate curriculum which is divided into 6 stages. As skaters and parents progress through these stages, they are rewarded with ribbons and badges. Each of these stages are divided into Balance, Control and Agility. 

What can you expect?

Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-skater pair ratio of a maximum 1:6. 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. Ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters' progress and reward effort and participation. 

What do you need to participate?

Both you and your child need skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens and a warm sweater or jacket. 

Parents/adults must be 15 years of age and have basic skating skills (balance on 2 feet, move forwards and stop).

*We recommend purchasing skates with laces and avoiding skates that are molded plastic. These plastic skates can inhibit skating performance.