Skate Canada PreCanSkate is a component of the Skate Canada CanSkate program, which is the official “Learn to Skate” program in Canada. PreCanSkate is designed for children age 3 and older who have little or no skating experience.It is a readiness program that teaches skaters how to get up and stand on the ice with balance, move forward, move backward and stop.
PreCanSkate is a fun and active group setting that prepares skaters for the CanSkate program, which offers a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills for all ice sports PreCanSkate skaters require a CSA-approved hockey helmet with a cage.
Skate Canada CanSkate is a learn-to-skate program that teaches beginners of any age the fundamental movements and basic skills of skating . It is the official “Learn to Skate” program in Canada and has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice. CanSkate focuses on fun, participation and skill development in a group setting with professional coaches certified by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Skaters can earn badges and other incentives as they progress through the program . CanSkate prepares skaters for all ice sports requiring skates, such as figure skating, hockey, ringette and speed skating . Some of the best skaters in the world, including Olympic and World champions, have started their skating journey with CanSkate.
The Skate Canada STARskate program is a figure skating program that offers opportunities for skaters of all ages and levels to develop their skills and achieve their personal goals . The program consists of four disciplines: freeskate, dance, skills and artistic. Skaters can choose to focus on one or more disciplines, or participate in all of them. The program also allows skaters to compete in various events, from local to national and international levels .
The STARskate program is divided into several levels, from STAR 1 to Gold. Each level has specific requirements and assessments for each discipline. Skaters can progress through the levels at their own pace, with the guidance of professional coaches certified by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) . Skaters can also earn badges and other incentives as they demonstrate their skills and abilities .