CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn to skate program designed for beginners. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills.
The CanSkate program curriculum is organized into three fundamental areas, divided into six stages of learning:
Balance: concentrating on forward skills, pushing technique and edges
Control: Concentrating on backwards skills, stopping and speed elements
Agility: Concentrating on most turning and jumping skills
Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach to student ratio is 1:10.