Program Assistants (PA’s) and associated Fees

All STARSkaters are encouraged to become Program Assistants for the younger skaters during the Learn-to-Skate sessions.  Their duties include assisting the professional coaches during lessons, leading activities in the warm-up and cool-down portion of the sessions, and helping our new skaters to get their balance on the ice. This is an excellent way for STARSkaters who are in high school to earn community service hours! 

All StarSkaters who have completed a full StarSkate season will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours as a Program Assistant on CanSkate sessions. If a skater chooses not to be a Program Assistant there is an opt-out fee of $100. If you know you will not be volunteering as a Program Assistant, please provide a cheque dated for September 2015. If you intend to be a Program Assistant, please provide a $100 deposit post-dated for February 29, 2016, which will be destroyed upon completion of hours.


Our PA training night is Wednesday September 9, 2015

Time:              6:30 p.m.

Place:              Sherri Desroches’s house

S.V.P.: to confirm your attendance


As our Canskate program will be changing this year, it is important for all P.A’s to attend this meeting. Program Assistants will have more responsibility this season and it is important that you all have a clear understanding of the expectations for the upcoming season.

Please take a look at the schedule as I would like for you to know what session you will be helping on. This will make it much easier for planning our sessions.


Myself (Sherri Desroches) and the entire coaching staff look forward to meeting with you.