CANSkate has a tested and proven curriculum. It is a learn to skate program, that builds skills and confidence. It has produced some of the world’s best skaters. With a Nationally certified coaches it provides the best start in skating for figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating and leisure skating. CANSkate promotes fun, fitness and participation throughout it’s program. This program is designed for all levels of beginners. The Skate Canada program guarantees a minimum of 1:10 ratio of Program Assistants and Coaches to students. Students are allowed to progress at their own rate throughout the 10 week program. CANSkate is a forty-five minute program once a week for those whom have completed the preschool portion or are school-aged and older.
Skaters need to be able to walk in their skates off the ice, if they cannot walk in their skates off the ice, this indicates that the skates may not fit properly or be comfortable. For more information, please view the skater information packages- click HERE
We also highly recommend that skaters have a chance to set foot on ice before starting lessons, even if it is only once and for a short period; it helps with any expectations they will have for lessons (this is not necessary but can be helpful). The City of Kamloops has preschool skate, family skate and public skating times and in winter weather there are outdoor rinks, Westsyde’s outdoor rink is one of the better maintained .