CanSkate is Skate Canada's learn to skate program for beginners. This program is for skaters 3-14 years old who are able to stand up and skate forwards and backwards without any assistance. The class is taught by a professional coach in a group of 10 skaters or less, and focuses on basic skill development. Skaters will learn forward skating, backward skating, turning, stopping, gliding and so much more!
- Skates - hockey or figure skates (highly recommended to have lace up ones)
- CSA Approved Helmet is mandatory
- Warm clothing - Mitts/Gloves and a Jacket
To register, click here! CanSkate Registration
** Fall Registration will be live August 28th 12:00pm MST **
Fall 2020 - CanSkate September - December 2020
|Wednesday||6:15 - 7:00 pm||Sept 16- Dec 9||CanSkate||Nov 11|
|Thursday||6:30 - 7:15 pm||Sept 17 - Dec 10||CanSkate||Nov 12|
|Saturday||10:15 - 11:00 am||Sept 19 - Dec 12||CanSkate||Oct 10|
$240 program fee
$50 Skate Canada Membership Fee - only paid once per season per skater (Sept. 1/20 - Aug. 31/21)
Skaters MUST be able to fall-down and stand up on their own as well as move forwards unassisted. There will be no refunds for skaters who have been registered and are unable to meet these requirements.
At this time there will be No hands- on assists. All coaching will be done through demonstration and verbal cues.
Coaches are NOT permitted to touch or adjust ANY skater equipment (including but not limited to skates and helmets). If you are unsure how to properly tie skates or fit helmets please contact the club prior to the start of your session and a coach can go over that with you. All skaters are still required to have a CSA approved hockey style helmet.
Class sizes are reduced to promote physical distancing. Parents/guardians MUST remain physically distanced in the stands. We ask that whenever possible only 1 parent/guardian attends with each skater. No parents/guardians will be allowed at ice level unless their attendance is requested by staff.
All participants (skaters, coaches, parents, volunteers) entering the facility will need to plan for limited/no use of dressing rooms. Skaters should arrive "rink ready" (Skates, helmets and gloves on). The use of skate guards is recommended as skaters may need to walk on unprotected surfaces when entering/exiting the ice surface to ensure traffic flow. Skaters should be wearing clean gloves each week.
Non medical face masks / coverings are mandatory in all city facilities. All skaters and their parent/guardian will be required to wear a mask in the building. Parents may choose to take a skater's mask off for their class time. Coaches will be wearing masks for the entire session.
Prior to every class, skaters will be checked in and a verbal health screening will be conducted. Skaters who have any symptom of illness are NOT permitted to attend their classes, even if symptoms resemble that of a minor cold. For the safety of all participants and our staff, please be honest and vigilant during this time.