CanSkate: why can’t I use a bicycle helmet?

2019-06-07T11:21:46-02:30June 7th, 2019|

Skate Canada writes “Selecting a proper CSA approved helmet should be the most important criteria when selecting the right helmet for your child. Owning a CSA approved helmet should be paramount to all other reasoning (including comfort or convenience) as to the type of helmet to wear or not to [...]

CanSkate: Who are the coaches?

2019-06-07T11:21:15-02:30June 7th, 2019|

Our CanSkate sessions operate under the direction of Skate Canada registered professional coaches. The process of becoming a professional coach is rigorous with at least 12 months of training. All professional coaches have current first-aid and are responsible for the safety of the skaters on the ice. They are supported [...]

CanSkate: How is my skater evaluated?

2019-06-07T11:20:01-02:30June 7th, 2019|

The skater’s ability is continuously evaluated by the coaches, and if at any stage they demonstrate they have the skills to progress to the next badge level they will move upwards. At the beginning of the 10-week session, skaters are allocated into groups based on ability, and previous badge levels. [...]

What is the difference between CanPowerSkate and CanSkate?

2019-06-07T11:17:37-02:30June 7th, 2019|

Both programs are designed to teach basic skating skills. At the lower levels, the programs are very similar- emphasizing the basic skills of skating forward and backward and stopping. The main difference at the beginner level is that CanPower skaters wear full hockey equipment. As the skater progresses, the program [...]

What is the difference between PreSkate and CanSkate?

2019-06-07T11:16:50-02:30June 7th, 2019|

These are two branches of the same program, separated on the basis of age. Generally, kids 3 and 4 years old are less willing to take the ice without a parent being present and have a relatively shorter attention span. Thus we encourage parents, with or without skates to accompany [...]

What can you expect?

2019-06-05T22:48:59-02:30June 5th, 2019|

Action, movement, and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. [...]

What will you learn?

2019-06-05T22:47:54-02:30June 5th, 2019|

A complete series of balance, control, and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and [...]

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