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CanSkate is a learn to skate program for ages 5 - 15 years of age.  The CanSkate program has many basic skills that will help the skaters achieve grounded basic skills to help them move into our Junior Academy or PowerSkate programs. Learning the basics is as important as learning the proper techniques. The Coaches & Program Assistants will work with each skater on different fundamental skills. 

There are 3 fundamental stations: BALANCE, CONTROL & AGILITY. Within the 3 fundamental stations there are 6 stages to be completed. The skaters will learn the following skills in each station below:

Jumps & Turns

  • 2-foot jumps
  • 2-foot turns
  • Quick turns
  • 180° glide turn
  • 360° step turn
  • 2 & 1 foot spin

Backward & Stops skills

  • Snow slides
  • Push & glide skating
  • Sculling
  • 2 & 1 foot gliding
  • Stops
  • Speed drills
  • Circle trusts
  • Crosscuts

Forward skills

  • 2 & 1 foot gliding
  • Push & glide skating
  • Sculling
  • Slalom
  • Circle trusts
  • Crosscuts
  • Outside & inside edges


If you have never skated before or have some skating experience this is the place you want to be to have fun and learn in an environment where the Coaches & Program Assistants care and understand the needs of the skaters!

Equipment Required: 
  • skates - white (or black) figure skates OR hockey skates - NO bob skates
  • CSA Approved Hockey Helmet is mandatory. No bicycle, ski or snowboarding helmets.  Full face shields are recommended.
  • gloves/mitts & warm comfortable clothing that your child can move in (snow suits not recommended)
  • To watch a video on how to ensure equipment fits properly, click here
CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada skating programs. Click here to see what happens after CanSkate.


Fundraising is required for Fall and Winter.  Spring and Summer will not require fundraising. Feel free to participate in any fundraising that does happen.


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