Learn To Skate Programs
This is where skaters have the opportunity to develop a life-long interest in the sport. CANSkate serves as a feeder into the STARSkate & Competitive Program; however, it is also ideal as a means of preparing skaters for hockey, ringette, speed skating and even pleasure skating. Teen and Adult sessions are for those that also wish to learn the sport or improve on their skills without having to skate on the same session as the little children.
All programs have 3 different sessions that run throughout the year with the option to sign up for all 3 sessions at once;
Ajax Skating club is proud to have all its programs taught by trained and NCCP-certified professional coaches, who are assisted by trained Program Assistants. Our coaches are very focused on proper technique and will devote time to the details of skating, to develop skaters' agility, balance and control.
All participants must:
- a CSA-approved hockey helmet up to and including stage 5, due to covid-19 helmet face shields are strongly recommended for all skaters.
- No bike helmets permitted. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT
- wear warm clothing which allows ease of movement. Jeans are not permitted.
- wear warm mittens or gloves. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT.
- must have your own equipment including skates.
This program is for PreSchool aged children (3-4 years old). No experience is necessary and parents ARE NOT permitted to participate on ice.
This program is for school aged children (5 years old and up). This program is for both beginner skaters and experienced skaters. The program is divided into 6 Stages (Beginner to Advanced) and skaters are placed in smaller groups within the class based on skill level and age (where appropriate).
This program is by invitation only. Skaters that have completed CanSkate Stage 4 and are interested in Figure Skating may be identified by the coaches and invited to the CanSkate Elite Program.
This program is for teenagers (13 years old and up), and do not want to join the traditional CanSkate program. While this program provides the fundamentals of skating it is less structured than the traditional CanSkate program and allows for more individualized goals.
This program is for adults 18+ who wish to learn the fundamentals of skating or further their basic skills.