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            Welcome to Skate Muskoka! 


Program Assistants 

Program Assistants (PAs) are very important to the success of our PreCan and Canskate programs. PAs work alongside certified coaches to help deliver quality programs as mandated by Skate Canada and Skate Ontario.

Program Assistant Requirements

  • Must be at least 11 years old (Coaches may train a younger skater at their discretion)   

  • Must have completed all Star 2 tests

  • Must have completed PA training


Qualities of a PA

  • Helping Nature

  • Reliable

  • Hardworking

  • Enthusiastic

  • Positive Attitude


Duties of a PA

  • Set up Fast Track and station props

  • Assist in warm ups and cool downs

  • Demonstrate skills and progressions

  • Reinforce learned skills (follow up on coaches instruction)

  • Take attendance

  • Be a role model for young skaters


Benefits of being a PA

  • Gives you the opportunity to share your passion for skating and help beginners learn

  • Great opportunity to earn high school volunteer credits

  • Learn useful skills to put on your resume

  • Develop leadership skills


Program Assistants Code of Conduct

  • Be a positive role model for newer members 

  • Always be on time and ready to assist

  • Stay with your assigned groups and encourage continuous movement of skaters 

  • Put the needs of the PreCans and Canskaters first and follow the directions of the professional coaches

  • PAs should never be working on their own skating skills during a Canskate session. Doing so will result in a warning. If a second warning is issued you will be asked to leave the ice

  • Inform the Canskate coordinator if you are unable to attend a session


Skate Muskoka is grateful for the generous financial support from the Canadian Tire Jump Start Charity
If you want to skate, Jumpstart can help! Their Individual Child Grants help families cover the costs of participating in sport and recreation.