Pre-CANSKATE is the basic learn-to-skate program for the absolute beginner offered by the club. It is for first time skaters of any age and is designed to give them the very basics of skating and to be a fun experience.
Children are placed into groups according to ability and taught by a Professional Coach and assisted by qualified CANSKATE Program Assistants. The focus of this program is to make skating fun and keep the skaters interested in learning! Skating skills taught range from learning to stand and balance to going forwards and backwards. Skaters will learn educational concepts while learning to skate at the same time. It is a “Playschool on Ice.” This half hour group lesson is taught by a Professional CANSKATE Coach with assistance from our Program Assistants. Pre-CANSKATERS receive report cards at the end of each session. Coaches will let parents know when their children are ready to move onto the regular CANSKATE program.
All Pre and CANSKATERS are required to wear CSA approved helmets. Face shields or cages are highly recommended for skaters aged 5 and under.