CanSkate (Learn to Skate)

Exciting news – CanSkate even better!

We have developed a  CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Exciting  features include awards, great tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster. But there’s more! The program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.

WHY SIGN UP FOR CANSKATE?

What is CanSkate?

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

When is CanSkate?

Wednesdays 6:10pm-6:55pm

Saturdays 11:05am-11:50am and 1:25pm-2:10pm

The season runs from October to March break

Who’s it for?

For beginners ages 3 and up, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

What can you expect?

Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.

CanSkate-Badges

What do you need to participate?

All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

How do you sign up?

Be a part of the fun – join the West Lincoln Skating Club today and learn to skate with CanSkate! Online registration coming soon! Please like our Facebook page for up to date information.

 

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