About Our Programs

CANSKATE PROGRAM

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).  

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.

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PRE-CANSKATE, Ages 3-5 Years

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.

What is Power Skate?

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Can Power Skate

Get a step up on the competition with CanPowerSkate, a high-energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette players. This program focuses on balance, control and agility skills including components of power and speed.

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POWER SKATE

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.

What is STARSKATE?

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STARSKATE

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.

What is Syncro-Skating?

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SYNCHRO-SKATING

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.