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Group skating lessons - Fall/Winter session

 

Please note that our group lessons have ended. Because of the arena closure, we will resume groups once it reopens on April 1st, 2020.

 

All group courses have been developed by Skate Canada, the national body for the promotion of the activities of figure skating in Canada. Programs are offered to children ages 3.5 to 12. For each stage passed, the participant receive a badge as a reward. Places are limited in each program. For all group programs, a parent or a responsible adult must remain on the bleachers to encourage participants and in case of emergency or necessity. We recommend to wear warm clothes. Helmet approved by CSA with face guards and gloves/mitts are mandatory for all levels (except for figure skaters who have received badge 5 where helmets are optional).

If our group classes are unsuitable for some reason, such as: schedule, age or other, you can opt for private lessons or semi-private lessons. You select a regular ice session with the club and you hire a certified coach. Visit the Private Lessons section for more information.

Learn more about CanSkate and the different skills required in each stage.

Price

The Skate Canada membership Fee of $44.00 is included in the price of the course. It covers the entire 2019-2020 season (September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020). Please note that this fee becomes non-refundable two weeks after you have completed the registration.

Late registrations are accepted only if spaces are available. If you register after the start of classes there is a $10.00 late fee.

Any changes to your registration require a $10.00 administrative fee.

Schedule

4-week intensive fall program:

Starting Tuesday, September 10th we offer lessons on Tuesdays and Saturdays until October 5th. You may register for one or two sessions a week. Semi-private lessons are also available.

There is a 10% fee reduction when you register for two sessions.

Pre-CanSkate:

This program used to be the Learn to Skate program run by the city. This program is a slight variation from the previous run by the city. 

  • Must be 3.5 to 5 years old by December 31;
  • CSA approved helmet with face guard is mandatory;
  • Uniforms are not required.

CanSkate: Beginners up to badge 3 (inclusive)

This program aims to teach basic skating for beginner skaters in a pleasant but dynamic environment. CanSkate uses a curriculum and delivery methods tested and proven nationally to ensure that skaters can learn basic skating skills for all disciplines. This program is ideal if your child has never skated, taken skating lessons, or does not skate very well.

  • Must be 5 years old by December 31 for the regular season
  • Your child will be assessed if he is in right group
  • Hockey or figure skates are accepted
  • CSA approved helmet is mandatory for all skaters
  • For the regular season, the uniform is mandatory:
    • Tights (girls only), $18.00
    • Club sweatshirt (girls and boys), $35.00
    • Skirt (girls), $30.00
      * Uniform fees are payable by cash or cheque only

Advanced Canskate: Badges 4 & up

Our Advanced CanSkate program is the continuity of our CanSkate program. A skater who has passed CanSkate Badge 3 can register to our Advanced CanSkate program. This program is directed towards improving skating skills for figure skating and ice hockey.

  • Must be 5 years old by December 31 of each regular season
  • Hockey or figure skates and gloves are mandatory
  • Helmet is mandatory up to badge 5 (inclusive)
  • For the regular season, the uniform is mandatory:
    • Tights (girls only), $18.00
    • Club sweatshirt (girls and boys), $35.00
    • Hockey club jersey, $30.00
    • skirt (girls), $30.00
      * Uniform fees are payable by cash or cheque only
  • For the spring season, buying the uniform is not required

AdvancedPower Skate: Badges 5 & up

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Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations.

  • Age 6 and up
  • Stick, gloves, and helmet are mandatory for all participants
  • The participants learn to skate with hockey stick
  • Hockey skates are mandatory
  • The uniform is mandatory (hockey club jersey only, $30.00) for the regular season
    * Uniform fees are payable by cash or cheque only
  • Skater must have completed CanSkate program up to badge 4 or have equivalent skating skills

STAR Group: After badge 6

This program aims to introduce skaters to figure skating in three disciplines: skating skills, ice dance and freestyle.

  • Figure skates are mandatory
  • Uniform and helmet are not mandatory, but appropriate clothing is required