Parent and Tot - Learn to Skate
This program is designed especially for new young skaters who need assistance on the ice (from a Parent due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing rules). It introduces children to the on-ice fundamental movements: posture/stance, pushing, gliding, stopping, turning, spinning and jumping.
Skating Skills for Hockey / Ringette
This program is designed with a focus on proper skating techniques to maximize a player's ability to move and turn on the ice (ie. proper blade pushes, posture). Includes intensive training in the mechanics that optimize power, balance and control. By improving these key areas of skating, players are able to skate faster, smoother and have an added level of agility over their competitors.
The CanSkate program incorporates fun with the basics of skating forwards and backwards, stopping, turning, jumping, spinning, and edges. The program consists of 6 Stages taught in order of difficulty to ensure a natural skills progression.
CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and ribbons as you learn fundamental skating skills.
Lessons are given in a group format and led by a certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs, and is presented by BMO Financial Group, reflecting their commitment to grassroots development.
The Skate Canada STARskate & Competitive Programs provide opportunities for skaters to compete in a variety of competitions from the local to the national and international level. Skaters can compete primarily in singles, pairs, interpretive and dance from Star 1 to Adult levels.
STARskaters work through testing disciplines from Star 1 to Gold levels. They may advance compete in local, regional, sectional, provincial and national levels. Adult competitions include national and international invitational meets.
Skaters who exhibit aptitude for competitive skating may test in the competitive disciplines of Juvenile to Senior and may advance from club competition to sectional, divisional and national championships and beyond.
The Rising Stars Academy Program is intended as an introduction to figure skating. The program is the next stage of development for skaters 10 years of age and younger, with the desire to pursue competitive skating. Team coaching, jump technique, spins, off-ice, artistic figures, games and prizes are all part of the Program. It combines a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere to learn the basic skills of figure skating at a young age. Rising Stars is designed to be a bridge between the CanSkate and StarSkate programs for younger skaters.
Theatre on Ice
Theater on ice is a fun, artistic expression program that encourages skaters to explore their creativity, performance and acting. It is a program which requires a team effort, where everyone works together to achieve goals.
Skaters are introduced how to shadow skate and synchronize elements. Skaters will be encouraged to learn visually spectacular figure skating moves and work with props.
Group numbers will be created and when opportunity comes, performed to the audience.
All levels and ages are welcome to join and have fun!
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