Canskate Programs at the Fergus Skating Club

 

Pre-CanSkate

  • Children aged 3-5 with very little or no skating experience.
  • Classes are 45 minutes in length and offered Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • A professionally developed program to introduce skaters to the ice using engaging and interactive lessons.
  • Focus is on basic movements such as pushing, gliding and stopping.
  • Group format led by NCCP, Skate Canada certified professional coach, assisted by trained program assistants..
  • Skaters must wear CSA approved hockey helmet and gloves or miittens.

CanSkate

  • Age 5 and up
  • Classes are 45 minutes, offered Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Group format led by NCCP, Skate Canada certified professional coach assisted by trained program assistants.
  • No experience necessary. (If age 5 and a new skater, please sign up as PreCanskate)
  • Continued focus on fundamental skills of stopping, skating backwards, turning, control, agility, power. 
  • Skaters are evaluated regularly and progress through the six stages at their own pace.
  • Badges, ribbons and report cards are given to skaters at the end of each half season.
  • Prepares skaters for hockey, ringette, figure skating and recreational skating.
  • Skaters must wear CSA approved hockey helmet and gloves or mittens.

CanPowerSkate - PrePower

  • Age 6 and up with some skating experience, at a Canskate badge 2 level or higher
  • Group format coached by NCCP, Skate Canada certified professional coach, assisted by trained program assistants.
  • 45 minute class, warm up and cool down with Canskaters on Wednesday and Friday
  • Prepares skaters for hockey, ringette, skating sports
  • Focus is on agility, crosscuts, edge quality, thrust, jump & turn movements, etc.

 CanPowerskate-  Power, Strength & Agility Class

  • Age 7 and up, passed Canskate Badge 4 or higher
  • Group format coached by Skate Canda certified coach
  • 50 minute class Friday pm 7:30-8:20
  • Prepares skaters for hockey, ringette, skating sports
  • Focus on agility, crosscuts, edges, thrust, jump & turn movements etc

Next Steps for Canskaters...

Please see complete class descriptions under Starskate or Powerskate Tabs.

 

StarSkate 1-3 Group Lessons (formerly Pre-Junior  or Introductory Starskate Group)

  • Passed Canskate Badge 4 or higher with an interest in figure skating (or as recommended by Professional coach)
  • Can be taken in conjunction with Canskate lessons.

 

 CanPowerSkate Seminars and/or  Weekly Lessons (Power, Strength & Agility Class)

  • Passed Canskate Badge 4 or higher -or as recommended by coaches
  • Ideal for hockey and ringette players or future players
  • Can be taken in conjunction with Canskate lessons
  • See Powerskating tab