Learn-to-Skate / Recreational
PreCanSkate & CanSkate
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.
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.
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 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: Interpretive, Ice Dance, Freeskate and Skating Skills which are grouped into levels: Star 1/2 and Star 3+.
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.
PGFSC is proud to offer an invitation only comprehensive high performance program for skaters who display above average talent, determination, drive, and athleticism.
Our coaches are highly trained and have in depth experience developing competitive athletes. The high performance program is designed to FAST TRACK skaters who have the desire and spark to compete at an elite level.