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CanSkate - You CAN learn to SKATE!

The CANSkate program is a learn-to-skate program. It is offered in a group lesson format. This is the basic learn to skate program that teaches the required full range of fundamental skating skills. The program is structured into 6 levels. A CANSkate skater takes one lesson a week. Our CANSkate program is open to skater 5 years of age and older. 

Each CANSkate session starts with the whole group doing a warm up of stretches and then the students break into their groups. Each group is usually composed of skaters working on a particular badge level. When a new session starts, skaters are assessed on their skating level and assigned to an appropriate group.

Lessons are structured to teach the required skating skills in a fun and enjoyable manner. Many skills are turned activities that are fun while learning to skate at the same time. Over the course of a session the coaches will continuously evaluate the progress of the students.

The CanSkate program teaches basic skating skills, like skating forward and backward, stops, turns, spins and jumps. In small groups, skaters learn skills through fun activities and by continually moving on the ice. Our certified coaches frequently assess skills and hand out awards to various skaters to congratulate them for their participation. Skaters also receive a badge for each level successfully completed.

 Badge 1-6 Eng.pdf


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Parents/guardians are not permitted on the ice due to insurance reasons. Our team of Professional Coaches and trained Program Assistants will be out on the ice assisting your skater.

Do I have to buy the skates and helmet or are they available for rent?


All participants must provide their own equipment – CSA approved hockey helmet (until completion of stage 5), skates which attach only with laces (figure, hockey) and thin gloves to keep the hands warm should the skater have to touch the ice to stand up.  It is not recommended that you rent skates every time you skate.  Every pair of skates is different and will hinder the progress of the skater.

Does my skater need to wear a hockey helmet?

Yes, as per Skate Canada's Helmet Use Policy, all skaters working on STAGE 5 and below, MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. These are the only helmets permitted to provide protection for the skater. Ski, bike, equestrian, and all other helmets are not allowed. A face cage is optional.

Does my skater need to wear the club uniform?

The club uniform is mandatory.  The skaters must wear the club sweatshirt, and where applicable navy skirt and beige tights.

My skater received ribbons and/or badges what does this mean?

The ribbons and badges earned by the skaters represent the goals and accomplishments within the program. They consist of:

  • Three Fundamental area ribbons for each stage (Balance, Control, Agility)
  • Six stage badges

Skaters are awarded ribbons for each level that they go through in the program (Balance, Control and Agility). Once a skater has collected all the ribbons for that corresponding stage, they receive a badge.

What does the colored sticker on my CanSkate skater's name tag mean?

Skater's will be assigned to a coloured group at the beginning of the session that aligns with their age and stage of development. Colours are assigned based on the level of skaters that register for each session. For example, your skater may be working on Stages 2-3 and be in the red group on Saturday, but may be in the yellow group on Tuesday. Throughout the session, each skater's personal progress is continually monitored and their coloured sticker may change.



Our club is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who ensure the club is managed in accordance with the regulations and policies of Skate Canada
You are responsible to provide copies of all updated information via email ( 48 houres BEFORE registration:
  • Borough issued documents for Low-income families wishing to benefit from a discount. (Fall-Winter session only)
The Saint Laurent issued Carte Loisirs is mandatory for the creation and update of any skater account. The Saint Laurent borough carte loisir system is not linked to the club registration system. Parents must submit a copy of any update to the club a minimum of 48 hours prior to the registration. Registrations which have been completed without providing the mandatory documents and a confirmation of the account update will not receive the associated discounts. In accordance with the borough policies, no adjustments will be issued once the registration has been finalized by the account holder.