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.
Canskate Session for 2023-2024
- FALL 2023: Canskate/PreCanskate Tues Oct. 3- Tues. Dec.19 & Thurs. Oct. 5 to Thurs. Dec.21
- Winter 2024: Canskate/PreCanskate Tues Jan. 9- Tues. April 2 & Thurs. Jan. 11- Thurs. April 4
Pre-Canskate: Skaters must be 3 years of age or older at time of registration
The Learn to Skate Pre-Can program is intended for skaters with limited or no previous skating experience. The 40-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.
CanSkate 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 CanSkate 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 50 minutes long. 40 minutes is fully coached featuring stroking and skills and 10 minutes are for practice time or private coaching as per parent preference. Skaters will continue to advance and receive ribbons and badges towards completion of the CanSkate program. Once skaters have completed Stage 5, they have the option of moving into our Junior STARskate sessions.