|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.