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Exciting news – CanSkate even better!

Skate Canada has developed a new CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles.  

The CanSkate program includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.

CanSkate is comprised of a complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning. The program uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

Skate Canada is also proud to have all its programs taught through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).




What equipment is needed for CanSkate?


CSA approved helmets are mandatory for all Pre-CanSkaters


We recommend “lace-up” skates as they provide the best support, allow proper movement, and          accommodate an adjustable fit. The skate’s boot must be firm and must provide support to the foot and ankle. 

Warm clothing:

Skaters should dress warmly and comfortably in layers to enjoy their skating experience. Snow pants or nylon pants over top layers of clothing are a good idea as they provide warmth and dryness during the session.