WHY SIGN UP FOR CANSKATE?
At the Perth Skating Club, the CanSkate and PreCanSkate sessions run on Saturday morning from September to early March.
CanSkate or PreCanSkate?
The Perth Skating Club offers a 30 minute PreCanSkate session for skaters who are unable to stay on the ice for a full 60 minute CanSkate session. The PreCanSkate program runs simultaneously with the CanSkate session to ensure a smooth transition from the 30 minute session to the full 60 minute session. Generally skaters who register for the PreCanSkate session are new to skating, or have never been on skates before. Still unsure if PreCanSkate or CanSkate is the right fit? E-mail us!
What is CanSkate?
CanSkate 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, 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, children or adults, 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. 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?
All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!
How do you sign up?
Watch the video below for more information