CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.
Who’s it for?
For beginners of all ages, children or adults, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.
Who teaches it?
NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.
What will you learn?
A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.
What can you expect?
Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.
What do you need to participate?
All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!
Tuesdays - 6:20 pm - 7:05 pm
Start date - October 5th
End Date - December 7th
10 CLASSES - $265.00
Thursdays - 6:35-7:20 pm
Start Date - October 7th
End Date - December 16th
NO CLASS on DECEMBER 2nd
10 Classes - $265.00
NO Volunteer or Fundraising Fee!
**ALL SKATERS AND ACCOMPANIED ADULTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WAIVER BEFORE ATTENDANCE IN CANSKATE. THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT EACH CANSKATE SESSION. NO SKATER OR ACCOMPANIED ADULT WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE FACILITY UNTIL THE WAIVER IS COMPLETED AND HANDED IN TO SKATE BRANDON. NO EXCEPTIONS.
IMPORTANT: **Registrations are subject to review by the club and coaches of the program. Skaters who are unable to demonstrate that they can skate without assistance on the ice will not be able to remain in the program at this time due to COVID safety considerations.**