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Learn to Skate with a Skate Canada Club!

Mon, 27 Aug 2012

Learn to Skate with a Skate Canada Club!


OTTAWA, ONT: With a brand new skating season just around the corner, now is the time to lace up your skates and register at your local Skate Canada club.


Program registration at most Skate Canada clubs has now begun.  Skating programs offered vary by club, and can include anything from CanSkate(for ages three and up) where beginners  will learn to skate from certified coaches, to CompetitiveSkate, which trains and tests competitive skaters in order to help them advance – all ages are welcome to join.


Other programs may include:

  • CanPowerSkate, for those who can skate but want to improve their speed and skills for both hockey and ringette.
  • STARSkate, which offers the opportunity to develop figure skating through four different methods.
  • CollegiateSkate, which offers customized opportunities for high school and university student athletes.
  • AdultSkate, for the adult skater who wants to learn the basics of skating.
  • Certain clubs also offer the SynchroSkate program, which teaches skaters in groups of eight or more various maneuvers and formations for synchronized skating.


Skating is a fundamental skill for all Canadians, whether for recreational purposes, competitive figure skating, or as a base to pursue other ice sports such as hockey, ringette, or speed skating. CanSkate is Canada’s only certified learn-to-skate program and is designed for beginners of all ages. It provides a healthy and happy activity for Canadians.


All Skate Canada coaches are NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certified coaches, meaning they have been through hours of formal training in order to offer skaters the best possible learning experience in a positive, instructive environment.


Skate Canada clubs are operated by volunteers, showing their passion for the programs which they offer and their whole-hearted commitment to the success and enjoyment of their members.

Now is the time to embrace the Canadian heritage and join a local skating club - “A pair of skates is all it takes.”


To learn more about skating programs near you, please contact your nearest club using Skate Canada’s club finder or visit Skate Canada’s website at www.skatecanada.caunder the ‘Programs’ tab.