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Canada's Most Popular Learn to Skate Program



What is CanSkate?
CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

Who’s it for?
For Children of all abilities, wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun. Ages 4+

Who teaches it?
NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

Meet our Coaches

What will you learn?
A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

What can you expect?
Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.

What do you need to participate?
All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, mitts/gloves, long pants, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

Click here for  Helmet RequirEmentS

CanSkate Levels and associated skills 
Canskate Report card featuring levels, badges and ribbons.


Program Details

  • Skaters must be 4 years old
  • 3 Session times to choose from! Program fee is for 1 session per week. 
  • All lessons are all included in the program fee

Program Requirements and Standards

More information about
Skate Canada's certified learn to skate program