CANSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for children ages 4 and up (before Jan 1, 2022) from beginner to advanced. 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. Please see our Hockey/Ringette tab for our new CanHockey program if you are interested more in skating skills just for hockey/ringette play.
The CANSkate programs focus on the development of 3 fundamental movements organized in 6 stages of learning with continuous on-ice movement. The on-ice delivery emphasizes the use of newer and more dynamic small group (max of 10) teaching concepts including Fast Track and Station Rotation all of which has been proven to increase practice opportunities and improve the rate of skill acquisition among skaters. More visual aids and music are used to create a fun, stimulating and welcoming environment. At the end of every season skaters will receive report cards along with award ribbons or badges.Downloadable Chart
All participants must:
- a CSA-approved HOCKEY HELMET required by all levels from PreCan up to and including stage 5, due to covid-19 helmet full face shields are strongly recommended for skaters.
- No other types of 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.
- No Make ups for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they have to miss a day for any reason.
- Cancelled Classes: ASC cannot make up a class or provide a refund if there is a cancellation due to severe weather or other circumstances beyond the control of ASC.
- Refund Policy: refund policy