Skate for Life
Skating is one of the most popular sports in the world today. In Canada more than six million people lace up skates every year, and there are many winter celebrations that feature skating. Through the inclusive programming we offer, we encourage people to become involved and stay involved for life.
Pre-Power is designed for young skaters, approximately 4 to 6 years of age who can glide forward, have some understanding of how to stop and, can move backward. It is a full gear (hockey or ringette) program aimed at further developing basic skating abilities including balance, stopping, turning and, agility skills in a fun learning environment.
CSA approved gear includes an underneath layer, shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, hockey socks, hockey pants, a jersey, helmet w/cage, hockey gloves, and hockey skates. Sticks will be introduced later in the session and are available if you don't have one. NO PUCKS OR RINGS...more
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focus on balance, power, agility, speed, and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.
CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately 7 or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without the use of the boards. For safety reasons, participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. The coach to skater ratio is 1:10....more
The Pre-CanSkate program is an un-parented program designed for children 4 to 5 years of age, who have never skated before or who are not yet confident on the ice. This program teaches children the basics of how to get up when they fall down, how to move forward, basic backward movement and how to stop. Lessons are taught by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches and trained Program Assistants in a group format so children must be somewhat independent and not require one-on-one supervision. These sessions are shorter in length to accommodate the younger skater. Skaters will learn in an energetic, fun environment using skating aids and toys with the goal of having fun. If your child is able to focus for 30 minutes in a group setting under the direction of the coach, then he/she could give it a try at 3 years old. We accept 3 year olds in our Saturday program only. Students should be able to participate without a parent on the ice.
There are 8 basic skills for the skaters in this program....more
CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long-term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity....more
Skate Canada membership fee of $44.00 (non-refundable and non-transferable)
Membership year - September 1 - August 31
When you/your child registers for a skating program at our club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. There are many advantages that go with a Skate Canada membership such as accident insurance, access to Skate Canada programs and materials, the opportunity to participate in interclub and invitational competitions and special member prices on merchandise from the online store.
Please note that your skater information will be shared with Skate Canada through this website.
This fee does not stay with the club but is sent on to Skate Canada in Ottawa. For more information about Skate Canada, visit www.skatecanada.ca.