CanSkate is a fun, learn-to-skate program for children. It is run in a group format with instruction from Skate Canada professional coaches (NCCP Certified) along with our program assistants. Skaters are awarded ribbons and badges as they progress through the 6 levels of the program. Basic skating skills and technique are taught in a fun environment with games and theme days. Suitable for anyone who wishes to learn the basics of skating as well as anyone who wishes to go on to hockey, ringette, powerskating, or more competitive figure skating.  

Program at a Glance

The CanSkate program curriculum is organized into three fundamental areas, divided into six stages of learning.

Balance: Concentrating on forward skills, pushing technique and edges.  

Control: Concentrating on backwards skills, stopping and speed elements.

Agility: Concentrating on most turning and jumping skills.  


Must be 5 by December 31, 2016


No previous skating experience is necessary.


Hockey or figure skates may be worn. CSA Hockey helmet is mandatory.