CanSkate Graduates

Some of the best skaters in the world learned to skate with CanSkate including Olympic figure
skaters,Olympic speed skaters, men’s and women’s Olympic hockey players and NHL players.

Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Olympic and World ice dance champions.

Patrick Chan, Olympic medalist and World men’s figure skating champion.

Ivanie Blondin, Olympic and World long track speed skater.

Matt Duchene, NHL Ottawa Senators and Olympic hockey team gold medallist.

Jeff Skinner, NHL Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Rookie of the Year and former Canadian
juvenile men’s figure skating medallist.   Video - Jeff Skinner's start in Figure Skating
This is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program designed for beginners of all ages to develop a variety
of skating skills. The CanSkate program focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development.  It is
beneficial to any skater with an interest in ice sports ( figure skating, hockey, ringette ).  Skaters are
grouped according to ability and taught by NCCP certified professional Skate Canada coaches assisted by
qualified program assistants.  Skaters develop forward and backward skating skills, stopping, turning,
jumping, edges and crosscuts. Badges are awarded when all skills have been achieved. Coaches make the
sessions active using teaching aids, music and a variety of theme and fun days held throughout the season.
Skate Canada and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Skating Club requires that all Pre-School, CanSkate & beginner
Adult skaters wear a properly fitted CSA approved hockey helmet on all sessions.

Pre-School & CanSkate Information
Parents/Guardians of Pre-School and CanSkate skaters must remain at the arena during lesson time for their
children's safety and most of all, your encouragement.  A large bulletin board is at the information table every
Pre-School and CanSkate session. Please review the board weekly for upcoming events, ice cancellations or
changes. Make sure you check the calendar given to you at registration for club activities and other updates.
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