Exciting news from Skate Canada
CanSkate even better!
Skate Canada has developed a new CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Exciting new features include a fresh new look, new awards, great tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster. But there’s more! The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.
Sherwood Parkdale Skating Club is pleased to offer the best CanSkate - Learn to Skate programs available. We offer four groups: Parent Assisted Beginner Canskate recommended for children who are brand new to skating starting from age 3 or returning skaters who cannot stand, move on their own or understand the concept of physical distancing; Canskate which is recommended for children aged 5yrs and older for all levels (stage 1 - 6) however due to Covid-19 restrictions and our Return to Play Policies (viewable on our home page) it is recommended that any NEW Canskaters be 10yrs or older and NEW under 10yrs go on our Parent Assisted Beginner Canskate, Canskaters who go on the ice unassisted must be able to Stand and Move on their own. We also offer Advanced Canskate for skaters working on stage 4 -6 and Sledge Canskate. There are more details on Sledge Canskate on the Sledge Canskate drop down menu. All Canskate programs run for 45minutes in length. All programs are run by Professional Coaches through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). With our on-line system you will be able to log into your family account and track your child's progress in real time!
A complete series of balance, control and agility skills that will prepare skaters for any ice skating sport or recreational skating.
Nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success.
Designed for 90% movement so skaters learn in an active and fun group setting
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, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!How do you sign up?