About Our Programs

What is CANSKATE?

In the CanSkate program, skaters rotate between coaches during each session and can earn badges (Stages 1 through 6).  This program is designed for skaters who have an interest in pursuing an ice sport.  


This is a Skate Canada National Program.  Each session runs for 50 minutes in length.  Skaters also have the option to participate in our annual carnival show, Flashing Blades at the end of our season.  This program runs from October to March.

What is Learn-to-Skate?

The Learn-to-Skate program teaches the basic skating skills in a large group environment.  Groups can be larger than the CanSkate program depending on registration.  This is not a badge program.  


This is a community based program, not a Skate Canada National Program.  Each session runs for 30 minutes in length.  This program is offered in the Fall (Oct-Dec) and Winter (Jan-March).  

Skating Programs

PRE-CANSKATE, Ages 3-5 Years

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Class is held once a week.  CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory.  This program is intended for beginners.  


Each skater is placed in a group and receives instruction and supervision from a professional coach as well as qualified program assistants.  Skaters progress at their own rate, and upon completion of this course, the skater will proceed to the Canskate or Pre-Power level.

Director: Brianne Searle

Fee: 1 day/week: $430.00 

PRE-POWER SKATE, Age 4+

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 CSA approved hockey helmets and hockey skates are mandatory.  This program is intended for children 4 years and up who want to learn to skate with a hockey focus.  


Improve your hockey skater's technique, power, speed and agility with our certified CanPower Coach.  Skaters must be able to get up on their own and skate forward the length of the ice. 


Director: Lee-Ann McMillan

Fee: $405.00 

POWER SKATE

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 Full hockey equipment including a stick is required.  This program builds on the skills learned in Pre-Power for skaters who want to further develop their hockey technique, power, speed, and agility with our certified CanPower Coach.  


Skaters must be able to skate forward the length of the ice using alternating strides, skate backwards the width of the ice using alternating strides and be able to stop without hitting the boards.

Director: Lee-Ann McMillan

Fee: 1 day/week: $405.00

2 days/week: $550.00 

LEARN TO SKATE, Ages 3+

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 This program is for Pre-Beginner, Beginner Elementary and Advanced Levels.  There are nine 30 minute instructed classes followed by a Family Skate.  CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory.  No bicycle helmets permitted.  All programs require sufficient enrollment.  Sessions may be cancelled or changed according to demand. 


Fall Session: October to December
Winter Session: January to April

Cost: $115.00 per session 

ADULT LEARN TO SKATE, Ages 19+

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 The Adult Learn-to-Skate program is offered to adult skaters wanting to learn how to skate or want to continue their love of skating.  


CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for adult skaters learning how to skate. 




 Fall Session: October to December
Winter Session: January to April

Cost: $115.00 per session 

CANSKATE, Ages 5+

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 CanSkate sessions are held up to 4 times a week.  As mandated by Skate Canada, CSA approved hockey helmets must be worn by skaters in levels 1-5.  Bicycle Helmets are not allowed.  Level 6 is exempt (green skate ribbon).  


This program is intended for skaters aged 5 or older as of December 31 and who have not passed Stage 6 in the Canskate program.  Skaters are placed in groups according to their ability.  Group instruction and supervision is provided by professional coaches and qualified Program Assistants.  Skaters in CanSkate 4+ may try out for the Youth Synchronized Skating Teams.  Private lesson instructions by a coach enables your child to progress faster through the CanSkate badges.

Director: Nancy Osborn

Fee:  $75.00 (plus $40 Skate Canada fee if not already paid for 2019) 

STARSKATE

(Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition)

The introductory level for all figure skating programs is the Star 1-5+ program.

This program is intended for skaters who have passed Stage 6 of the CanSkate program.  Skaters are placed in groups according to ability.  Group instruction and supervision is provided by professional coaches.  Skaters will develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of stroking, ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating.  Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.  Availability of program is subject to registration. 

Off-ice Training

 Off ice training is a vital part of the sport for skaters at the Star level and above.  It provides an individualized conditioning, fitness, and endurance program and is recommended for all Star skaters.  This program is scheduled before or after each ice session (see schedule).  Off ice programs are included in the fee structure for skaters Star 1 to 5+. 

SYNCHRO-SKATING

ONE - Brant Skating Club Synchro Teams

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This program is available to skaters under the age of 18 (subject to sufficient numbers).  Practices will be weekly on Sundays, time to be determined.  All Youth Team skaters are encouraged to skate in a regular skating program at least one additional day per week.


Skaters are required to be CanSkate Stage 4 or higher before skating Synchro.  All club programs Star 1 and up require 2 days of skating minimum.  Synchro encourages all skaters to continue to grow and skate their regular programs twice a week as well as one day of Synchro if possible.  


Competitions will be determined based on the progress of the team.  This will entirely depend on the number of skaters interested and the level of their skating abilities.  Yearly registration fees will be determined by the number of skaters who participate.


Coach: Kevin Stefan
Manager: Janet Clarke


For more information about joining Youth Synchronized Skating, please contact Janet Clarke at:synchro@brantskatingclub.ca