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CANSKATE

CanSkate is the learn to skate program which all others are measured against.

CanSkate offers the best curriculum in Canada. Our flagship learn-to-skate program has taught millions of Canadians to reach their recreational and competitive goals on the ice.

The CanSkate program is geared to beginners of all ages…children, adults, newcomers to Canada and athletes with a disability (AWAD). Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating,  hockey, ringette or speed skating, or  wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.

Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.

Millions of Canadians, including World and Olympic figure skating champions and National Hockey League stars, have taken their first steps on the ice with the CanSkate program. Offered at clubs and skating schools across Canada and delivered by NCCP coaches, CanSkate will help you realize your skating goals.

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THE BEST CURRICULUM
  • A comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills designed to prepare skaters for all ice sports requiring skates, as well as recreational skating.
  • National standardized assessment structure and proven curriculum, with delivery methods that support skater success.
  • Designed for 90%  continuous movement to maximize learning and practice time in a fun and active group setting.
THE BEST COACHES
  • Coaches certified by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), trained in teaching the mechanics and proper technique of skating.
  • Coaches are assisted by trained program assistants.
  • Ensures a 1:10 coach/program assistant to skater ratio or lower.
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THE BEST START
  • Provides skaters with a strong foundation for figure skating, hockey, speed skating and ringette.
  • Introduces a healthy, lifelong activity at an early age.
  • Promotes fun, fitness and participation.
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THE BEST RESULTS

Many of the best skaters in the world learned to skate with CanSkate including Olympic figure skaters, Olympic speed skaters and NHL superstars including:

  • Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, three-time Olympic gold medallists, three-time world champions, eight-time Canadian champions (Ice Dance)
  • Patrick Chan,  three-time Olympic medallist, three time men’s world champion, ten-time Canadian champion
  • Ivanie Blondin, Olympic and World long track speed skater, three-time medallist at World Singles Distance Championships
  • Matt Duchene, Nashville Predators (NHL) , Olympic gold medallist (Team Canada, 2014)
  • Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres (NHL) , Calder Trophy winner as NHL Rookie of the Year (2010-11),  2004 Canadian juvenile men’s figure skating medallist
  • Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche (NHL) , Finalist for 2018-19 Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL Most Valuable Player
  • Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
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