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Program Qualifications

CanSkate:

  • PreCanSkate is a learn to skate program for children 3 to 5 years of age, with little or no skating experience who have no badges/ribbons completed in the CanSkate program. Skaters are introduced to the basics of skating in a fun, friendly manner. Session includes a short off-ice warm-up to further develop the skating fundamentals. Skaters progress directly into the main CanSkate program upon mastering the PreCanSkate skills. CSA approved hockey helmets are MANDATORY and face masks are highly recommended.
  • CanSkate is a learn to skate program for skaters aged 5 and up who have not passed Stage 6 of CanSkate, and skaters aged 3 & 4 who have passed PreCanSkate. Upon completing Stage 3, skaters can enroll into the CanPowerSkate program. CSA approved hockey helmets are MANDATORY and full face cages or visors are highly recommended for ALL CanSkate sessions (including Adults/Teens) until completion of CanSkate Stage 5.

CanPowerSkate:

  • IntroPower is for skaters aged 7 and under (U8 and under) who are learning how to skate and are looking to improve their hockey or ringette experience. This program is for skaters who have completed CanSkate Stage 3 or have basic forward and backward skating skills (able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop without use of the boards. If a skater does not meet this skating requirement, we recommend enrolling them into the CanSkate program. CSA approved hockey helmets are MANDATORY and full cages or visors are highly recommended.
  • AdvancedPower is geared towards skaters 8 to 10 years of age (U9 to U11) who are able to glide forwards and backwards on one foot, turn forwards to backwards while skating and stop. If a skater does not meet this skating requirement, we recommend enrolling them into the IntroPower program. Full CSA approved hockey/ringette equipment required, including stick, helmet and neck guard.
  • ElitePower is for skaters aged 11 and up (U12 and up) who are proficient at executing the following skating skills with speed, gliding forwards and backwards on one foot, turning forwards to backwards and stopping. Full CSA approved hockey/ringette equipment required, including stick, helmet and neck guard.

Please note:

  • Spring 2021, Maximum 12 skaters on the ice surface.
  • A mandatory Skate Canada membership fee per skater (valid September 1 to August 31) will be applied to the program fee at checkout.

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