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Teen and Adult CanSkate NEW!
To provide participants with a safe, welcoming and inclusive first experience in the sport of skating.
To develop skating and motor skills through natural learning phases (introduction, acquisition, retention/mastery)
To use skill progression and repetition throughout the stages to introduce physical literacy and establish quality basic skating skills
To foster personal achievements and satisfaction through skill acquisition, rewards and recognition
To evoke an interest in life-long participation in skating
The CanSkate program curriculum is organized into three fundamental areas, divided into six stages of learning.
The Fundamental Areas are:
Balance - Concentration on forward skills
Control - Concentration on backward and stopping skills
Agility - Concentrating on turning and jumping skills
The awards consist of:
Three fundamental Area ribbons for each stage - balance, Control and Agility
Six Stage badges
To receive a stage badge, skaters must achieve all fundamental area ribbons from the corresponding stage. Skill requirements for each fundamental area are indicated on the report card. (See sample of report card below)
All skaters at the CanSkate STAGE 4 level and below must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Bicycle and ski helmets are not allowed.
*Session requirements are subject to change due to flood requirements or low enrollment.
** Make up sessions are only permitted if numbers allow. Requests must be submitted in email to the club in advance. Response will be provided to allow or disallow.
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