Your child must have turned three years old before they start the Pre-CanSkate program.
The Pre-CanSkate program is for first time skaters who are learning to skate. Children are taught in a group format using the Skate Canada National Program. Children are taught basic skating fundamentals, with a focus on continuous movement and creative play.
Pre-CanSkate is also a full year program running from September through to March however the first four sessions will be a graduated introduction to the ice to help transition the new skaters. Session 1 includes an information session for parents and skaters and a short on-ice session. Sessions 2-4 are half an hour to allow the skaters to get used to getting and off the ice and adjusting to the on-ice experience. The rest of the sessions are run as regular 50 minute sessions with an extra five minutes taken to get the young skaters on and off the ice.
Click HERE to download the Pre-CanSkate parent letter explaining more fully what you can expect in this program.
Pre-CanSkate programs run Sunday 3:40 to 4:30, Monday 6:10 to 7:00 and Tuesday 6:10 to 7:00 from September to March along with the regular CanSkate program.