Learn to Skate
Wednesday 5:40-6:30pm - CanSkate
October - February (20 week Session)
St. Norbert CC Catchment (residents of St. Norbert)
$150 Program fee +$43.70 Skate Canada membership fee
Non Catchment (resides outside St. Norbert)
$200 program fee +$43.70 Skate Canada membership fee
Learn to Skate with
St.Norbert CC Skating School
We are pleased to be offering Skate Canada's official learn to skate program CanSkate this season!
Fall/Winter 2022/23 season is now complete.
Who is CanSkate for?
It is a dynamic group learn to skate program for children over 4 years old. All ages and stages are taught on the same session but split up into 3 or 4 groups. 10:1 skater to coach/Program assistant ratio
What is taught?
The CanSkate program teaches Balance, Control and Agility skills broken down into 6 Stages with ribbons and badges awarded for each stage accomplished. The skills covered in the program prepare skaters for a future in Hockey, Ringette, Speed Skating, or Figure Skating.
What Equipment is required?
1) CSA approved Hockey Helmet
2) Proper fitting skates (hockey or figure skates). We do NOT recommend plastic or adjustable skates.
3)Mittens or gloves and warm layers of clothing that allow for good movement.
Proper fitting Equipment is essential to a positive skating experience. Skate sizes do not run the same as shoe sizes so be sure that your child is wearing the correct size. We highly recommend a skate that laces up (NOT clip or dials to tighten). The laces allow the skate to be tighten to allow for a better fit as the child's foot grows. We do NOT recommend adjustable sized skates. While they may seem like a great cost saving idea they are really detrimental to skater progress. As you enlarge these skates the blade becomes to short for the boot which makes it challenging to maintain proper balance and technique.
A quick check is to have your child walk across a skate safe floor in skates. Look at their ankles are they able to hold them upright while they walk? A proper fitting skate that supports the ankles is essential to being able to have a positive experience while learning to skate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child use a skate trainer/push bar?
No, in the CanSkate program our goal is to help skaters to develop balance, agility and control. We do not allow the use of push bars as they hinder the natural development of learning the basic skill of balance which is needed for all other skills taught.
Are Parents allowed on the ice?
Yes, parents are allowed on the ice as long as they are wearing skates and a CSA approved hockey helmet. Helmet exceptions can be made if able to provide proof of equivalent skating ability of Stage 5 CanSkate. Each parent must be registered with Skate Canada as a member for insurance purposes to be allowed on the ice.
For more information or if you have questions about this program please email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org