All of the Collingwood Skating Club's programs are Skate Canada certified. Each program teaches skating skills in progressions, gradually building strong conditioning and technique for skaters of all ages and skill levels. View the CanSkate Parent Handbook for more information.
Pre CanSkate is our Learn-to-Skate class for the absolute beginner - recommended age 3+. Skaters will be taught the basic skating fundamentals with a focus on continuous movement through fun activities to keep skaters interested in learning. Pre CanSkate focuses on standing on the ice, learning how to get up and fall down, balance, posture, skating forwards and backwards. This 30-minute group lesson is taught by our Professional Coaches, with assistance from our Club Program Assistants. This class is offered once a week.PROGRAM DETAILS
CanSkate is the National learn-to-skate program. CanSkate programs emphasize fun, participation, challenge and achievement. Skaters progress through six stages learning three fundamental movements. This program prepares skaters to move on to the next levels of skating, which may include figure skating, hockey, ringette, synchronized, or power skating.PROGRAM DETAILS
Advanced CanSkate is offered on invitation only. Skaters invited into this program will continue to skate during the CanSkate session while being slowly introduced to the Advanced program on the Intermediate session one night a week. Skaters will be given group lessons in the following disciplines: skills, ice dancing, free-skate, interpretive, and synchronized skating. Private lessons are also strongly recommended.PROGRAM DETAILS
Star Skate offers opportunities for figure skaters of all ages to develop fundamental skills, ice dancing, interpretive, and synchronized skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system and to compete in competitions.
Please note that as a result of Skate Ontario and Town of Collingwood return to play protocols, the Collingwood Skating Club will not be able to offer a PreCanSkate session in 2020. We hope to offer this program in January and wait list sign up is available.
The CanSkate program will be offered and skaters must be working on Stage 2 or equivalent in order to participate in this session. Stage 1 skaters can participate in the session if they can get up on their own and maneuver without hands-on assistance.
No physical contact is permitted between skaters and coaches.
A maximum of 25 participants are allowed on the ice during a session including Coaches and Program Assistants.
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