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As of September 20, 2021, the Lake Bonavista Community Association (LBCA) will require proof of vaccination for anyone 12 years of age and over to enter the facility.  This includes skaters, parents and coaches.

 You may also provide a negative (privately paid) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours.

 You will be required to show this every time you enter the rink.  Stations will be set up and monitored at the EAST entrance of the facility during all operating hours. All
other doors will be closed.

Pre-CanSkate

The Pre-CanSkate program is an unparented 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 at the start of the program.

Skaters should be able to participate without a parent on the ice.

What do you need to participate?

All you need are skates (we DO NOT recommend "Adjustable or Expandable" skates), a CSA-approved hockey helmet with a cage is mandatory, long pants, mittens (NO hockey gloves), warm sweater or jacket. No elbow pads, no kneepads, no hockey gear.  Dress in layers – it may get warm!

Please read Skate Canada's helmet use policy.


Bike/ski/snowboard helmets are not allowed as they are not appropriate head protection for any ice surface and are unacceptable in the Pre-CanSkate or CanSkate programs.

Schedule

Please note that some ice times may be canceled and/or changed to accommodate the number of skaters registered.
REGISTER

2021-2022 Registration

Small Ice Surface

12 weeks
Fall - Sept 20 - Dec 11, 2021
(no breaks - skating on Thursday, Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

12 weeks
Winter - Jan 3 - March 26, 2022
(no breaks - skating on Feb 17, 18 (Teachers' Convention) and March 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 (Spring Break))

Class 1 - No previous skating experience. Skater is unable to stand or move on their own. - Mon/Wed 8:45-9:15 AM | Tues/Thurs 9-9:30 AM | Tues/Thurs 1:15-1:45 PM | Sat 11:00-11:30 AM

Class 2Minimal skating experience. Skaters can stand by themselves and move across the width of the ice. Tues/Thurs 9:30-10 AM | Tues/Thurs 1:45-2:15 PM | Sat 11:30-12:00 PM

Day Time Cost
Tuesday / Thursday 9-9:30 AM | 9:30-10 AM | 1:15-1:45 PM | 1:45-2:15 PM $135.00  Fall | $135.00 Winter

Wednesday - Fall

Monday / Wednesday - Winter

8:45 - 9:15 AM $135.00  Fall | $135.00 Winter
Saturday 11-11:30 AM | 11:30-12 PM $135.00  Fall | $135.00 Winter
Discount: 20% off for 2 times per week OR a Fall and Winter Session

CanSkate

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.
 

What is CanSkate?



Who’s it for?
CanSkate is for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus is for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.
 

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control, and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.
 

What can you expect?

Action, movement, and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress.

Schedule

Please note that some ice times may be canceled and/or changed to accommodate the number of skaters registered.
REGISTER

2021-2022 Registration
Small Ice Surface

12 weeks
Fall - Sept 21 - Dec 11, 2021
(no breaks - skating on Thursday, Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)

12 weeks
Winter - Jan 4 - March 26, 2022
(no breaks - skating on Feb 17, 18 (Teachers' Convention) and March 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 (Spring Break))

Day Time Cost
Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-5:45 PM | 5:45-6:30 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Wednesday 4:00-4:45 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Saturday 12:00-12:45 PM $200.00  Fall | $200.00 Winter
Discount: 20% off for 2 times per week OR a Fall and Winter Session

 

ALL FEES ARE QUOTED IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

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