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Skate Canada Programs:

Every year millions of Canadians take to the ice, indoors and outdoors in search of fun and fitness.  Skate Canada skating programs are designed to allow individuals to participate in skating for life.  Our programs provide participants with basic skating skills, advanced figure skating techniques, test and competitive opportunities, awards and incentives and the chance to learn new skills in a fun and positive environment.

Every Skate Canada program complements the other and allows for unrestricted movement and development through the system.  All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Skate Canada programs are based on the Participation Development module and the Athlete Development module.


Learn-to-Skate / Recreational

 

canskateCanSkate

CanSkate got a makeover! 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.

CanpowerskateCanPowerSkate 

CanPower is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.

CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately six or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. The coach to skater ratio is 1:10.

 

Figure Skating

 

Jr. Academy

What is Junior Academy? Junior Academy is a learn-to-figure skate program. The curriculum for this program has been developed by our own coaches for skaters to build a solid foundation for long term success in the sport of figure skating. Skaters will work on basic skating skills, turns and transitions, performance/presentation, jumps, spins, field movements and much more! Typically a skater will come on the ice and warm-up for several minutes, performing basic skating skills, after that they will begin their instruction time with the coach (es) followed by creative skating or free time. Note: at the end of every session, skaters are asked to curtsey to their audience. We invite you to cheer and applaud their hard work.

StarSkate

StarSkate is the RECREATIONAL pathway developed by Skate Canada. The Star Skate program offers opportunities for skaters to develop basic figure skating skills in four different disciplines with the option of taking Skate Canada Tests while earning awards and incentives designed for this group of skaters.

Figure skating skills are taught in group and or private lesson format in the following disciplines: InterpretiveIce DanceFreeskate and Skating Skills which are grouped into levels: Star 1/2 and Star 3+.

Competitive

Skaters who wish to challenge their figure skating skills and who show potential as competitive skaters can participate in the CompetitiveSkate program.

What is CompetitiveSkate?

CompetitiveSkate is a program for skaters in singles, pair and ice dance wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada.

 

  

bcgaming"We gratefully acknowledge the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development"


Encourage your children to believe in themselves and that you believe in them too. Be positive in their accomplishments and supportive during the ups and downs. Set goals, foster self-responsibility, discourage excuses, encourage persistence. Support their coach.Winning is not always measured by a medal but by simply achieving a goal they have set.