The Club offers two classes of skating under the umbrella of Skate Canada. These classes are instructed by certified Skate Canada coaches.
CanSkate (Stages 1 - 4)
This program is structured for individuals of all ages who want to learn the basics of skating in a fun, group environment. As skaters progress through the levels, they will learn forward and backward skating, stopping, turning, jumping and spinning.
All skaters in Stages (1-4) inclusive are required to wear hockey or skating helmets.
Usually younger skaters participate in this session or class. These classes are carried out by a certified Skate Canada coach with the assistance of PA's (program assistants). The junior coaches have all completed the required Skate Canada levels of skating and working under the instruction of the certified coach.
Our coaches request that skaters be old enough to follow instruction.
Skaters may require assistance their first time out. One session usually conquers "standing alone" for new skaters.
These skaters are on the ice twice a week for forty five minutes each day. Usually the CanSkate group is on the ice Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm.
Age is not defined for this group of skaters . Most have completed CanSkate levels 1 - 4. This program is designed for skaters who wish to develop more advanced figure skating skills. These sessions combine elements of stroking, freestyle, skills and dance, in a small group format.
Traditionally, this group team up and complete a "precision line" or synchronized group routine.
Most of our test stream skaters are active CanSkate program assistants.
These sessions are instructed by a certified Skate Canada instructor and are conducted twice a week, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.
For further information regarding Skate Canada programs and levels, please see Skate Canada web site.