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Welcome to the CanSkate Program! CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program developed by Skate Canada, the national governing body for figure skating in Canada. It is designed to teach skaters from ages 5 years and up the basic skills needed to enjoy the sport of skating, whether for recreation, fitness, or competition. CanSkate focuses on the development of fundamental movement skills such as balance, agility, and control, all while fostering a love for skating for both beginner and experienced skaters.

Figure Skater

Summer 2024 CanSkate

Review the schedule to see if it works for you!

Please note: We offer multiple family discounts. 15% off the second skater program price, and 20% off the third or more skater program price.
The discount will be applied to the lowest priced programs.

Dates
Locations
Times
Monday (July 8th - August 26th)
WFCU Centre - Green Shield Rink
6:00pm - 6:50pm
Tuesday (July 9th - August 27th)
WFCU Centre - Green Shield Rink
6:00pm - 6:50pm
Wednesday (July 10th - August 29th)
WFCU Centre - Green Shield Rink*
6:00pm - 6:50pm
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*Monday, August 5th, 2024, there will be no sessions due to Civic Holiday. Prices are adjusted to reflect this cancellation.
This cancellation applies to the Monday sessions only.

CANSKATE PROGRAMS - 1 DAY A WEEK

The following prices do not include the Skate Canada Fee of $60.00, if applicable.

Session Offered
Program Price
Monday CanSkate (7 weeks)
$155
Tuesday CanSkate (8 weeks)
$175
Wednesday CanSkate (8 weeks)
$175

CANSKATE 2-DAY PACKAGES - 2 DAYS A WEEK

The following prices do not include the Skate Canada Fee of $60.00, if applicable.

Session Offered
Program Price
CanSkate 2 Days a Week (Monday & Tuesday)
$290
CanSkate 2 Days a Week (Monday & Wednesday)
$290
CanSkate 2 Days a Week (Tuesday & Wednesday)
$300

CANSKATE 3-DAY PACKAGES - 3 DAYS A WEEK

The following prices do not include the Skate Canada Fee of $60.00, if applicable.

Session Offered
Program Price
CanSkate 3 Days a Week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
$405

Program Structure

Pre-CanSkate is a learn to skate program designed for skaters 3 to 5 years of age that have never skated before or have little skating experience.

The CanSkate program is for skaters 5 years and older and the curriculum is organized into three Fundamental Areas, divided into six stages of learning.

The Fundamental Areas are:

AGILITY: Concentrating on most turning and jumping skills

BALANCE: Concentrating on most forward skills, pushing technique and edges.

CONTROL: Concentrating on most backwards skills, stopping and speed elements.

These are the ABC’s of the CanSkate Program.

The awards consist of:

Three Fundamental Area ribbons for each Stage

Six Stage Badges

To receive a stage badge, skaters must achieve all Fundamental Area ribbons (Balance, Control and Agility) from the corresponding stage. The skill requirements for each Fundamental are indicated on the progress report card.
Skate Canada Awards

Why Join CanSkate?

Skill Development

CanSkate teaches skaters fundamental skating skills such as forward and backward skating, stopping, turning, and jumping.

Confidence Building

Mastering new skills on the ice helps boost skaters’ confidence and self-esteem.

Figure Skating Preparation

CanSkate provides a solid foundation for skaters who wish to pursue figure skating or other skating disciplines.