( 10 week sessions fall and winter )
Preschool CanSkate, is a 30 minute learn to skate starting point in CanSkate for children 3-5 years. Skaters must be a minimum of 3 years at the beginning of the skating session. CANSkate has a tested and proven curriculum. 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 for those whom have successfully completed and been awarded their preschool badge 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 .