CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating, or wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.
When you sign up for CanSkate, you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation, and basic skating skills development (balance, control, and agility).
Skaters will earn badges, ribbons, and other incentives to benchmark their progress and reward effort and participation.
All Fall/Winter sessions are held at the Lucan Community Centre Arena
CanSkate 1-3 on Monday or Wednesday from 5:40-6:20pm
Sessions are only offered in 1 night/week option
*a two nights/week option will be opened if session capacity is not reached before program start date*
- please note that registration for the Winter session (Jan–March) will open in December
- all CanSkaters registered for the Fall session will get first priority for Winter registration. Only the program fee needs to be paid for the second session
NOTE: skaters should be no younger than 3 years of age by program start date, or as recommended by our Professional Coaches
Equipment required for ALL CanSkate participants:
A CSA-certified hockey helmet (with or without face mask), usable skates, mittens or gloves, warm clothing (dress in layers -splash pants are great)
* For the safety of your skater(s), the Club requires that a parent/guardian/adult is in the arena stands or lobby while their kids(s) are on the ice in case they need you for any reason (be it for a bathroom break, if they feel unwell during their session, etc). If you do need to leave, please have another adult be in charge of your skater.
CANSKATE IS THE LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM WHICH ALL OTHERS ARE MEASURED AGAINST!
CanSkate offers the best curriculum in Canada. Our flagship learn-to-skate program has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice.
The CanSkate program is geared to beginners of all ages…children, adults, newcomers to Canada and athletes with a disability (AWAD). Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating, hockey, ringette or speed skating, or wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.
Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.
Millions of Canadians, including World and Olympic figure skating champions and National Hockey League stars, have taken their first steps on the ice with the CanSkate program. Offered at clubs and skating schools across Canada and delivered by NCCP coaches, CanSkate will help you realize your skating goals.