Learn to Skate is a component of Pre-CanSkate program. The Pre-CanSkate program is designed for participants who have never skated before or skaters who are not yet confident with their balance on the ice.
Pre-CanSkaters work on the essentials needed to move safely and effectively on the ice, so they are prepared to move through the different learning stations: Balance, Control, and Agility. There are eight basic skills that will ready the skaters for Stage 1.
The Pre-CanSkate learning stage is motivated through props and play. Skaters will learn through visual teaching aids and props with also the incorporation of music. As the skaters’ skills progress, the skaters will rotate through the learning stations.
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!