PreCanSkate (Ages 3-5)
This 30 minute program focuses on learning through FUN! High energy music, actions songs and toys create an inviting learning environment for any preschooler learning to skate.
Lessons are given in a small group format (max 7 skater per group) and lead by a certified professional coach, assisted by trained Program Assistants.
Upon mastering the skills in this program, skaters will move into our CanSkate program. This transfer may happen after one or two classes, or after a 10 week session, depending on how the skater is advancing and if they are ready for a 45 minutes class.
We encourage parents to have their little ones get used to walking around on their skates before stepping onto the ice for the first time. No prior skating experience is required, however, skaters need to be able to stand up on their skates.
CanSkate (Ages 4+) - Canada's Flagship Learn to Skate Program
CanSkate uses a badge and ribbon award system to help reward skaters for achieving different skills in three areas:Balance, Control and Agility. LFSC CanSkate Sessions ensure each skater receives instruction in each of the skill areas each and every skating day. Lesson time is maximized to provide the most instruction possible.
CanSkaters start with basic skills and progress to more advanced skills as the session goes on. These skills will allow skaters to enjoy skating as a life- long activity. It is beneficial to have these basic skills before moving onward to figure skating and or hockey.
Skaters need to be able to move forward on the ice independently.
Note: Skaters must wear lace up skates and a CSA approved helmet. Bike helmets are not allowed and buckle type skates are not recommended for this program.
To learn more about CanSkate, please visit the Skate Canada website here.