Canskate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program designed for beginners of all ages. The program focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. We are excited to begin our winter programs and hopefully your child will enjoy this year by having fun while he/she learns to skate!
On your child’s first day, they will receive their Name Tag sticker which will be placed on their helmet. Nametags will be set up in the Rink B lobby. Skaters will be placed in a group according to their skating ability. Assessment is on-going, therefore skaters may be moved to different groups throughout the season. A parent/guardian must remain near the ice surface during each session incase of emergencies such as bathroom breaks/equipment issues etc.
Throughout the season parents/guardians will receive emails to be informed about cancelled ice, special dates/events and more. We sometimes lose Sunday sessions because of Hockey Tournaments and Skating Competitions.
We sometimes lose ice time because of Hockey Tournaments and Skating Competitions.
CSA approved helmets with a facemask are MANDATORY. Your child will not be allowed on the ice without this.
Please dress your skater in comfortable clothing that is warm but not restrictive to the skaters movements (bending down, getting up etc.) Mittens are a must but please no scarves or dangling materials.
Skates should have good ankle support for safety against breaks/sprains/strains as well as maintain proper ankle support for optimal skill development.
Maintain the quality of skate blades. Blades that are dull or rusty are often slippery on the ice so keeping skate blades dry and sharpened will be beneficial to your skaters learning abilities.
No street shoes or boots are allowed on the ice surface.
Only use dressing rooms that have been assigned for Canskate/Pre-Canskate. This should be posted on the board in the main lobby.
Our programs start the week of October 10, 2018;
PreCanSkate program runs on Wednesdays OR Fridays 5:40pm-6:20pm
Canskate program runs on Wednesdays AND Fridays 5:40pm-6:20pm.
Advanced CanSkate program runs on Wednesdays AND Fridays 6:30-7:20pm
Intermediate program runs on Wednesdays 6:30-7:20pm AND Fridays 5:10-5:40pm & 6:30-7:20pm (5:40-6:20 assist with PreCan/Canskate)
NOTE: As mentioned on the Registration’s Rules and Regulations, skater’s who wish to withdraw from the Program up to and including the 3rd skate may do so, and receive a refund, less administration and Skate Canada costs. After the 3rd skate, no refunds will be issued unless accompanied by a Doctor’s Certificate.