To register for our Skate Canada accredited Canskate program, click here.
All of our Canskate programs are taught at Jimmie Condon.
For a detailed description of Skate Canada’s Learn to Skate programs, click here.
Pre-CanSkate Group Program
This program introduces skaters to basic skating movements on ice. They will learn skating skills such as: balance, standing and forward march. Skaters will progress through specific stations that will teach them ice movements in a fun, and friendly environment. During the year, coaches will use their discretion to progress skaters through appropriate group levels according to their skating ability.
CanSkate Group Program
The CanSkate program teaches skaters aged 4 and up the foundations of ice-skating. Skaters will learn key skills that will form the basis for excelling at all ice sports such as figure skating, hockey, ringette and speed skating. Skaters are immersed in a positive and fun environment where they constantly receive feedback and encouragement from our coaching team.
Our program is accredited through Skate Canada and is designed to facilitate progress towards Skate Canada’s Tests and Competitive Programs. Report cards will be given at the conclusion of the season, and achievement ribbons are given throughout the entire program. During the year, coaches will use their discretion to progress skaters
through appropriate group levels according to their skating ability.
CanSkaters who are excited to try out their skills in competition are encouraged to attend the Calalta CanSkate Event. It is a wonderful opportunity for the CanSkaters to dress up, display the skills they’ve learnt and receive a certificate of achievement.
What comes after CanSkate?
CanSkate graduates who have passed CanSkate Stage 4 or higher, may choose to progress their skating skills further by entering our figure skating programs. Skaters can choose from Introduction to Figure Skating, Group Star program or Junior Prep program – depending on skater’s interest, and the amount of time they are able to commit to skating on a weekly basis.