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CanSkate is Skate Canada’s nationally standardized learn-to-skate program. Led by Skate Canada Certifiedcoaches and designed for beginners of all ages, the program focuses on basic skill development in an energetic, progessive, and fun atmosphere. As Canada’s official learn-to-skate program, CanSkate provides a pathway for skaters to enjoy skating recreationally, or go on to participate in ice sports such as figure skating, hockey, and ringette.Skills learned are categorized within the CanSkate Fundamental Movements: Go Forward, Go Backward, Stop, Turn, Spin, and Jump. Skaters progress from Stage 1 through Stage 6 in the program, earning badges, report cards, and other incentives along the way.The Kelowna Skating Club provides several CanSkate classes designed to meet the needs of all ages and levels of skaters.

canskate tots

The focus of this class is to teach 3, 4, and 5 year olds how to skate within a relaxed & fun atmosphere. Groups are kept small, so that as much individual attention as possible is given to the young skaters. Classes are 30 minutes in length and have a coach to skater ratio of 1:6.

Children must be qualified age at the time of Registration.

canskate 5+
learn to skate

The focus of this class is to teach skaters 5 years of age and older the Fundamental Movements in a high-energy atmosphere, with constant movement encouraged through the use of circuits.

Classes are 45 minutes in length and have a coach to skater ratio of 1:10. 

canskate youth

As with Canskate, but designed to suit the needs of skaters 9 years of age and up.

junior academy

This class is designed for skaters between the ages of 3 and 10 that wish to “fast track” into the sport of figure skating. The Fundamental Movements continue to be instructed, but with a focus on figure skating. Skaters must have passed Stage 4 of the CanSkate program to participate in this program. Classes are 45 minutes in length and figure skates are required.  Skaters may only participate in this program through invitation from the Director of Skating.  Please reach out to the Director of Skating, Jason Mongrain if you are interested in Junior Academy for your skater.


CanSkate Adults

This class is designed for skaters 18 years of age and older wishing to fine-tune their skills while learning the fundamentals of skating. Instructional time is divided between individual lessons and small group lessons with free time to work on skills. Coaches circulate through skaters during the session, offering instruction and guidance where needed. Beginners to advanced are welcome. 

Advanced skaters may try free skate or dance.

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