CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.
For beginners of all ages, children or adults, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.
Life after CanSkate
Your child has completed our CanSkate program. Many parents at this point have the
same question – “what happens next?” If your skater is interested in furthering their skating career
there are several options – Hockey, Ringette, Speed Skating and Figure Skating.
What is PowerSkating
'Power skating' is a term that is widely used and often misused. Power skating is a component of training skating and developing technique, power and speed for hockey and ringette players.
Most power skating programs are actually conditioning programs. While conditioning is an important aspect of hockey training, it, by itself, does not turn out a great skater.
What is StarSkate
Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating.
What to wear
Pants or Leggings. Even if it's warm outside, an indoor ice rink will be freezing.
Don't plan to go ice skating while wearing shorts or street dresses.
It is best to wear comfortable pants that move and stretch, so jeans are also not a good idea.