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  • Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut (Section) considers the role of Program Assistant (PA) to be that of a volunteer.
  • The PA position was developed to provide a volunteer experience for skaters to assist with both the Pre-Can and CanSkate programs


  • Attending training sessions
  • Assisting the coach to prepare name tags etc.
  • Record keeping
  • Greeting parents and skaters
  • Checking Equipment
  • Handing out information and awards
  • Leading the warm up/cool downs
  • Taking attendance
  • Assisting with circuits
  • Demonstrating skills and teaching progressions
  • Reinforce learned skills (follow up on coach instruction)
  • Leading activities
  • Assisting with an ice-show 



PA volunteer contributions may be recognized through an honorarium system. PA will receive a credit of $5.00 per day, of supporting with the PreCan and CanSkate programs. The total will be calculated twice a year; at the end of the fall and winter session. 

In addition, PA may be recognized for the outstanding contribution through: 

  • Acknowledgement letter from the club for a PA’s resume or portfolio
  • Credit towards high school volunteer work requirement