Teen and Adult Skate
All levels of skaters welcome from new-to-skating to past figure skaters.
The program will be offered as:
- 1 hour session - 45-minute lesson & 15-minute practice led by a Skate Canada Certified NCCP Professional Coach
Skaters progress at their own rate. The actual class outline is subject to the level of skaters registered. The coach will adjust to the comfort and level of the skaters.
Note: Ice will be shared with other programs.
Skaters will work on skills from the 3 Fundamental Movement Groups:
- BALANCE - forward strides, glides, edges, crosscuts
- CONTROL - backwards skating skills, stopping
- AGILITY - turning, spinning, jumping, challenge
There are 6 stage badges and 18 fundamental movement ribbons for skaters to work on. When a skater completes the skills and receives ribbons for Balance 1, Control 1, and Agility 1, the skater will receive the Stage 1 badge.
At each on ice station the skater will review skills, be introduced to current skill level and will be challenge with skills above their current level.
Some skaters may be passed these fundamentals already and will follow the Star 1-5 curriculum.
Skaters are encouraged to participate in our once-a-month theme days, Ice Show and CANSKATE Element Event if held by club or region /STARSkate competition held by region, provincial or other clubs.
- Hockey or figure skates are welcome.
- CSA approved helmets required for any skaters who have not passed CanSkate Stage 5.
- Skates are the most important piece of equipment. Look for good ankle support and correct fit. No floppy upper boot. Avoid the ski boot type of skate they do not allow for the bending of the ankle for developing power and speed. Adjustable size skates make balancing exceedingly difficult and frustrating for skaters.
- Long hair needs to be pulled back via hair band or bandana under the helmet.
- Skates need to be sharpened before the first lesson.