Skate Canada CanSkate Program
CanSkate is Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program that has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice.The CanSkate program is geared to beginners of all ages, children and adults. Whether you are looking to skate for recreation fitness or fun, or to improve basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating, CanSkate will get you there.
Programs are conducted in a fun, friendly environment. CanSkate focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Skaters progress at their own pace and earn badges as they advance through the six stages of the CanSkate program.
Skaters are taught by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches supported by Program Assistants (PA) from the figure skating program. All lessons are taught in a group lesson format.
Ratio (max): 10 skaters:1 certified coach for the CanSkate 1-6 program and 5 skaters:1 coach for the Pre-CanSkate program.
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Upper Canada SC CanSkate Program
Upper Canada Skating Club offers the following CanSkate programs based on age and ability:
Pre-School - ages 3 & 4; no skating ability is required; group lesson format; no private lessons. Ratio: 5 skaters:1 certified coach
Pre-CanSkate - ages 5-12; no skating ability is required; group lesson format; no private lessons. Ratio: 5 skaters:1 certified coach
CanSkate 1-6 - ages 5-12; able to skate around the rink forward and backwards and stop. Skaters are assessed during their first class and are placed in the appropriate level. Group lesson format; private lessons are available in addition to the group lessons.
Ratio: 6-8 (max.10) skaters:1 certified coach
Teen Learn to Skate - ages 13-17; no skating ability is required; group lesson format; private lessons are available.
Adult Learn to Skate - ages 18+; no skating ability is required; group lesson format; private lessons are available.
Ratio for Teen/Adult Learn to Skate: 3-6 skaters (depending on the number, age and ability of the skaters on the session) : 1 certified coach.
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The CanSkate Co-ordinator ensures the smooth running of the CanSkate program at the club. The co-ordinator is responsible for the coordination, scheduling and direction of all on-ice programs including the Pre-School, Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate (level 1 to 6) and the Teen/Adult Learn to Skate programs.
The co-ordinator for the 2022-23 season is : TBD