• CanSkate is a dynamic, learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. 
  • Series of balance, control and agility skills that will prepare skaters for any ice skating sport or recreational skating. 
  • Lead by Nationally Certified Coaches trained specifically in teaching the mechanics and proper technique of skating; coaches are assisted by trained program assistants. 
  • You can expect Action, Movement and Fun in this program! Lessons are delivered in a group format. 
  • 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 motivated environment and promote learning. 
  • A CSA approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater/jacket and skates are required for this program. 



  • Pre-STARSkate is a program for skaters who have successfully completed their Stage 3 CanSkate badge, and who are interested in moving towards entering Skate Canada STARSkate Program. 
  • All sessions include a 50-minute group lesson provided by Nationally Certified Coaches.
  • All skaters are required to wear CSA approved, and properly fastened hockey helmets (no bike helmets) during skating sessions. Helmets must be worn until your child has completed Stage 5 (as per Skate Canada). No exceptions.  
  • Pre-STARSkate skaters share ice time with our Canskate students with their own dedicated program that is geared to skaters who show an interest in figure skating and have a basic skating background. 




  • Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!
  • STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. 
  • Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system.
  • Private Coaching is required for lessons and should be arranged with the coaching staff prior to the start of the season. Please be sure to discuss all formats of lessons with your coach (private, semi-private, group).