Pre-CanSkate

This program is the entry level for beginners who are 3 to 5 years of age. Children are placed into groups according to ability and taught by a Professional Coach and assisted by Program Assistants. The focus of this program is to make skating fun! 


Skating skills taught range from learning to stand and balance to going forwards and backwards. The Pre-CanSkate program is a readiness vehicle to prepare skaters for CanSkate. Once the skaters have passed the set criteria and mastered the essentials needed to move safely and effectively on the ice they can be moved into a CanSkate Stage 1 group on that same session or another club CanSkate session if space permits.


All skaters must have a CSA approved ice skating helmet. Bike helmets are not acceptable. Parents are not permitted on the ice with their children.  Some parents also have their children wear other protective equipment like knee and shoulder pads.  Skaters should be dressed warmly but not in clothing that is restrictive. Parents of Pre-CanSkate children must have someone at the arena that is responsible for their child while he/she is on the ice.


Fall and Winter sessions are 10 weeks in duration and each Pre-CanSkate session is 40 minutes long.  During the first 5 minutes of the session coaches and program assistants will setup and prepare for the 30 minute lesson followed by tear down during the last 5 minutes of the session.  


Program Cost:

Fall 2017 $180.00

Winter 2018 $150.00

Both Fall 2017 & Winter 2018 $295.00

Registration Links

Launch Online Registration System

Online Registration Help and Tutorials


The Online Registration system is NOW CLOSED.  


Upcoming Registration Sessions:

  • Fall Registration is NOW CLOSED.
  • Online Registration for WINTER will open on Wednesday November 22nd.  Available spaces will be posted on the site Nov 20th.


Payment Notes & Options Available:

  • All online payments by credit card are subject to a 3.5% online administration fee
  • Online payment by credit card can be completed in 1 or 2 transactions (100% at registration, or 50% at registration and 50% on December 15, 2017)
  • Off-Line payments can be made by cash or cheque (A maximum of 6 post-dated cheques will be accepted with the final cheque dated for March 15, 2018)