What is CanSkate?
CanSkate is Kits FSC’s Skate Canada designed learn-to-skate program for beginners aged 4 through 16. CanSkate is taught by Skate Canada certified coaches with assistance from volunteer Program Assistants. It emphasizes fun and continuous movement in a group lesson format. CanSkate is the place to start for all skaters regardless of whether they choose to be figure skaters, hockey players, ringette players or recreational skaters. Program Structure The CanSkate program introduces skaters to the six fundamental movements of skating: GO forward, GO backwards, STOP, TURN, SPIN and JUMP organized in six stages of learning, with an optional 7th level for skaters wishing to progress into figure skating. The skills are arranged in progressions, from very simple to the more complex. Each stage has a primary focus. A copy of the CanSkate skills/levels is posted on the Club bulletin board. During the first week of lessons, coaches will be assessing skaters and placing them into appropriate groups