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Pre-CanSkate Summer School

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.

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 - SUMMER 2020

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1st Session | June 29 – July 3 and July 6 – July 10 (2 weeks)
Monday - Friday | 10 lessons |  3:15 – 3:45 PM

Cost is $96.00 plus Skate Canada Membership fee of $44 (if necessary)

2nd Session | July 13 – July 17 and July 20 – July 24 (2 weeks)
Monday - Friday | 10 lessons | 3:15 – 3:45 PM

Cost is $96.00 plus Skate Canada Membership fee of $44 (if necessary)

Skaters must be 4 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, 2019 - August 31, 2020).  Membership fees are non-refundable.

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