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Skating is for everyone! Whether you want to skate for fun or skate to win! #SkateWithUs!

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CanSkate offers the best curriculum in Canada. Our flagship learn-to-skate program has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice.

Our CanSkate program is geared to children aged 5 years or older. Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating,  hockey, ringette or speed skating, or  wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.

Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.

Millions of Canadians, including World and Olympic figure skating champions and National Hockey League stars, have taken their first steps on the ice with the CanSkate program. 

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants (PA).

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control, and agility skills are taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating, figure skating, and 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 of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate, and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music, and various activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress.


How to dress for the ice:


  • Should be warm but not restrictive
  • Dress in layers
  • Keep skaters safe being sure nothing is hanging down and touching/dragging on the ice
  • Avoid wearing long scarves or pants that are too long
  • All skaters should wear waterproof mitts or gloves to keep hands warm and protected (NO hockey gloves)
  • No elbow pads, knee pads, or hockey gear

Note: Parents are strongly encouraged to remain in the arena in case of skater injury/illness, or to take their skater to use the washroom. Coaches and PAs may not take skaters to the washroom.



  • Lace-up skates (we DO NOT recommend "Adjustable or Expandable" skates as they do not provide the support and fit needed to learn skating effectively).


  • At any age, helmets are mandatory to be worn in CanSkate up to and including Stage 5 for all events, competitions, ice shows, and any other special on-ice activities throughout the season.
  • Helmets worn must be a CSA-approved hockey helmet and must not be expired.
  • A proper fitting helmet sits no more than 1 inch above the brow line, has straps that are shaped like a V around the ears, and has no more than 1 finger space under the chin.
  • Be sure that skaters can see – all excess hair should be pulled back out of the way.
  • See the Helmet Use Policy.
  • Face masks are not mandatory; however young skaters may benefit from the added protection. 

Equipment Guidelines

Some ice times may be cancelled and changed to accommodate the number of skaters registered.  Make-Ups for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they must miss a day unless prearranged with a coach.

Register here

Summer - [2023-2024]

1st Session

July 1-5 and July 8-12, 2024
10 classes

Day Ice Surface Time Cost*
Monday to Friday LARGE  ICE 4:00-4:45 PM $187.50


2nd Session

July 15-19 and July 22-26, 2024
10 classes

Day Ice Surface Time Cost*
Monday to Friday LARGE ICE 4:00-4:45 PM $187.50


Add Additional Fee - Per Skater*

Skate Canada's annual membership fee of $59.00
(non-refundable and non-transferable)

  • Annual Membership year - September 1 - August 31 (you will pay only once during a season, no matter how many sessions you register for).

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. Many advantages go with a Skate Canada membership, such as accident insurance, access to Skate Canada programs and materials, participation in interclub and invitational competitions and special member prices on merchandise from the online store.

Please note that your skater's information will be shared with Skate Canada through this website.

This fee does not stay with the club but is sent to Skate Canada in Ottawa. For more information about Skate Canada, visit