Learn to Skate / Canskate


New to CanSkate?

The CanSkate and Pre-Canskate Learn to Skate programs teach skating fundamentals for use by recreational, hockey, ringette or figure skaters. Only skaters and coaches are allowed on the ice. All skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey/skating helmet and gloves.


Can SkateCanskate Session:


Cancellations may occur due to testing.

Ice Times

Pre-Canskate: Cancelled until further notice due to physical distancing restrictions related to COVID 19.

The Learn to Skate Pre Can program is intended for skaters with limited or no previous skating experience.  The 30-minute group lesson with a Professional Coach is designed to focus on balance, introduction of basic skills, and making skating fun through the use of games, toys, activities and music.


Can SkateCanSkate AwardsCan Skate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program, intended for skaters who have not completed Can Skate Stage 5. 

Lessons are given in a group format led by certified professional Coaches and assisted by trained Program Assistants.

The program is 50 minutes long, featuring warm-up, coached lessons and free skate time.



For skaters who have completed Can Skate stage 3 and are interested in continuing in the Figure Skating stream.

Lessons are given in a group format led by certified professional Coaches. The program is 25 minutes long, featuring stroking and skills and is intended as an add-on to the Can Skate program.

*Due to restrictions in skater number, PreSTARS will be offered as a fully coached 50 minute session.*