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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 Summer School

The Pre-CanSkate program is an un-parented program designed for children, 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.

There are 8 basic skills for the skaters in this program:

  1. Fall down and get up
  2. Balance on 2 feet
  3. Move forward
  4. Make snow
  5. Move backward
  6. 2-foot twist
  7. 360° march
  8. 2-foot jump

What do you need to participate?

All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet with a cage, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it may get warm!  No bicycle helmets are allowed.

Please read Skate Canada's helmet use policy.

Schedule - 2021 Summer

July 5 - July 30
Small Ice Surface

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

Program Time

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Program Days - Monday to Friday

Session 1 - July 5 - 9 + July 12 - 16 (2 weeks) CANCELLED
Session 2 - July 19 - 23 + July 26 - 30 (2 weeks)

Program Fee

Skater: $100.00 / 2 weeks

Payment must be made by credit card.


Make-Up for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they must miss a day for any reason unless pre-arranged with a coach.

Skaters must be 2 years of age by start date of the program.

If you are not a currently registered member of Skate Canada, a Skate Canada Fee of $44.00 will be charged in addition to your session fee. The Skate Canada membership fee is only paid once per membership year (September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021).  Membership fees are non-refundable.

LBFSC reserves the right to change the schedule, if necessary to provide an appropriate level of instruction.  Insufficient enrolment will result in cancellation of the program and refunds will be processed.