Parent & Tot Learn To Skate Lessons 
LOCATION: John Rhodes Rink 1


Parents join their preschoolers on the ice in this parent and toddler instructional skating program. This is an introductory skating program for children 3 years of age. This program is designed for children with no skating experience to introduce skaters to the ice. Each skater is required to have one accompanying adult 18 years of age or older. The accompanying adult must have competent skating abilities and must be able to assist the tot throughout the lesson.

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. Skate Canada has developed a new Pre-CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Exciting new features include a fresh new look, new awards, great tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster. But there’s more! The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.

The Lake Superior Figure Skating Club is proud to have all its programs taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).



What is Pre-CanSkate?

Our Pre-CanSkate program is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, Pre-CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity. 

Who’s it for?

For beginners of all ages, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.


Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.


What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. Pre-CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

 What can you expect?

Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. 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 motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.




What do you need to participate?

  •  CSA-approved helmets with face-masks are mandatory for toddlers & CSA - approved helmets are mandatory for all other participants.
  • The accompanying adult must wear skates and a CSA-Approved Helmets
  • Hockey or figure skates that lace up (plastic skates with buckles do not provide the proper support)
  • Long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers - it will get warm! 
  • Bicycle or ski helmets are not permitted. 

Please Note: 

  • Accompanying parents/guardians are required to pay a Skate Canada membership fee.
  • Dates and times are subject to change based on availability.
  • Skaters are grouped according to level
  • Your child must have turned three years old before they start the Parent & Tot Program.