CanSkate

CanSkate is the only nationally recognized learn to skate program offered by Skate Canada. Led by Skate Canada Certified coaches and designed for beginners of all ages, the program focuses on basic skill development in an energetic, progressive and fun atmosphere. The curriculum is set to help those who have never skated up to those who would like a strong skating foundation that will lead them into Figure Skating, Hockey, Ringette, or Speed Skating.

CanSkate Information Package – click here
Valleyview Skating Club Policies – click here

CanSkate Schedule

Lessons are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.  Winter session begins the week of January 4, 2018.

Fall CanSkate Schedule – click here
Winter CanSkate schedule – click here

Registering for CanSkate

Next available session will begin January 2018
10 Lessons available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
$110.00 (Yearly membership fee may apply)

Register for PreCanSkate if your child is 3+ years of age and has limited experience with skating.
Register for CanSkate if your child able to get up on their own and move at all different skill levels.

Register Online: click here

Registration Forms:

PreCanSkate Registration Form – click here
CanSkate Registration Form – click here

Registration Inquiries:

Please contact Alice Munger at vvsc.registrar@gmail.com

CanSkate Bursary

You may be eligible to receive a CanSkate Bursary for your skater. Click here to view the complete letter.

CanSkate Attire

Helmets:
Helmets are mandatory for all CanSkaters (No bicycle helmets). – Please see Skate Canada’s Helmet policy. For more information on helmet use, please click here.

Clothing:
Snowsuits are warm, but bulky, difficult to move in and very slippery when the skater falls and tries to get up. Coaches recommend wearing layers of warm, comfortable clothing such as tights, long johns, sweat pants, sweaters, jackets, mitts or gloves [no hockey gloves].

Skates:
Well fitting skates that provide firm support are crucial to the success of the CanSkater. Skates must fit the skaters feet properly. Good ankle support is very important. Many second hand skates are economical, but are usually “broken down” and do not have adequate support in the ankle area. Leather skates with good, firm support are best. Tie skates firmly around the ankle area and less tight around the foot and toe area. Tie laces in a firm bow, leaving two to three inches of tails. Laces must not drag on the ice. Blades need to be in good shape, with no nicks or rust. Blades should be sharpened by a professional sharpener. Always remember to dry your blades with a clean cloth after skating, every time you skate.

Guards:
There are two types of guards for blades, each for a very different purpose:

  1. Hard plastic or rubber guards that you put on blades (before you tie up your skates) to protect blades when walking on floors before you go on the ice.
  2. Soft, fabric guards that you put on your blades (after drying your blades when you come off the ice) to protect the blades when not skating and while being stored in your bag.

Parent Code of Conduct

As in many other sports, there is a certain etiquette parents must follow in the stands. Click here to download the Parents Code of Conduct.