Adult and Teen CanSkate

Adult and Teen CanSkate is for skaters aged 13+. No prior experience is necessary! Skaters will learn the fundamentals of skating through circuits led by our professional skating coaches. Skaters will work at their own pace and within their comfort zone. This program follows our CanSkate program rotations with each station focusing on mastering strong basic skating skills.

Interested in Learning to Figure Skate?
We also offer an Adult Learn to Figure Skate Program! Please check out information about this program: Adult Learn to Figure Skate or contact us for more information at

Interested in a French CanSkate Adult/Teen class?
We will be offering a new Adult/Teen CanSkate class taught in French, on Tuesdays, in January 2023. Check the schedule for more details!

Skating Equipment

SKATES – Skaters who are in PreCanSkate, CanSkate or Adult/Teen CanSkate may use hockey or figure skates. We advise the purchase of skates with laces, not molded plastic skates with buckles. Skates that have an adjustable fit without laces are also not recommended. Skates should be tied snugly with laces tucked away. At the end of every skating session, please wipe your skate blades dry. Please also ensure that your skates are sharpened regularly, at least once per season. Ensure that skates are comfortable and fit properly. Toes should be able to wiggle slightly and the heels should be able to lift only slightly as well. We would recommend purchasing skates and helmets from United Cycle or Sport Chek. When purchasing skates, please ensure the skates are sharpened.

Hockey vs Figure Skates? Either option is fine. There is no one option that is more difficult to learn on. However, switching from hockey to figure skates can be a hard transition so if the skater is interested in learning to figure skate, they should start with a pick!

HELMET – All skaters in our Learn to Skate programs are required to have a CSA approved helmet that is no more than 5 years old. There is a date in the CSA sticker at the back of the helmet to indicate when it expires.  Adult and Teen skaters are required to wear CSA approved helmets until they have earned CanSkate Stage 5.