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Skaters of all ages learn best when they are active, engaged, moving, challenged, motivated and having fun.


Welcome to Skate Canada’s flagship learn to skate program with the Perth Skating Club. This season the Perth SC is happy to have Teri-Ann Kirkham, along with Lise Drummond and many trained program assistants teaching your skater to master strong basic skating skills to prepare your skater for all ice sports – hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating.

The PreCanSkate and CanSkate session will be broken down into a warm up, lesson time, group activity and a cool down. The program is organized into seven progressive stages of learning from PreCanSkate to Stage 6. This fast-paced program introduces skaters to the ABC’s of skating that are FUNdamental skills for all ice sports. Agility: concentrating on turning and jumping skills. Balance: concentrating on forward skills, pushing techniques and edges. Control: concentrating on backwards skills, stopping and speed elements. Skaters will rotate from station to station with continuous movement and with the use of the full ice surface, the fast track, group learning stations, and circuits, we will challenge all skaters to push their learning and further their progress by exposing them to more skills. Having a fun PreCanSkate and CanSkate session is critical to the success of our program; with creative exercises, and group activities the program is more active and engaging for our skaters. Grouping of the skaters is an ongoing process as skaters progress at their own speed. Skaters may be shuffled from time to time to ensure they are being challenged and exposed to new skills while continuing to practice and develop strong skating skills. Skaters will receive a progress report before the holidays in December and then again at the end of the skating season. If you have any questions about these skills, please feel free to contact one of our coaches or executive members.

Skaters attending our session will have more fun and advance faster if they are properly and safely equipped. Skates should fit comfortably, with room for toes to wiggle slightly, but their heels should not lift inside the skate more than a 1/4 inch. Excess laces should be tucked or tied up so that they do not drag on the ice. A CSA approved hockey helmet must be worn by all PreCanSkate and CanSkate skaters, up to and including Stage 5. To protect the skate blades, skate guards should be worn in any area that is not protected by rubber mats. At the end of every session the blades should be wiped with a dry cloth to prevent rusting. Skaters should dress warmly for our sessions, but items such as scarves can be a hazard on the ice and should be avoided. Mittens or gloves are required to keep skaters warm and protect their hands. Parents are not allowed on the ice at any time, but are required to stay at the rink during the entire CanSkate/PreCanSkate session in case of any injury or bathroom breaks.

Communication is very important to the success of our programs so please do not hesitate to ask questions and give us your feedback at For updates and more information please visit our website - or join us on our Facebook page at Perth Figure Skating Club. Thank you for participating in our Program. We hope you and your skater(s) have a wonderful skating season and one that promotes an interest in life long participation in skating.

Happy Skating!!    

September 9, 2023 First Day of Skating   October 28, 2023
September 23, 2023 Beach Day   November 11, 2023
October 21, 2023 Halloween Day   December 2, 2023
November 25, 2023 Jersey Day   December 23, 2023
December 16, 2023 Christmas Pajama Day   December 30, 2023
January 20, 2024 Canada Day in January   January 13, 2024
February 10, 2024 Valentines Day - Wear Red & Pink   January 27, 2024
March 16, 2024 Superhero/Princess Day   February 17, 2024
March 23, 2024 Last Day of Skating