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Calling all aspiring skaters! 







CanSkate is a learn to skate program for ages 5-15. Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.

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


  • 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  
  • 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.


***There are NO fundraising or volunteer requirements for Pre-Can or CanSkaters***