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Canskate Programs at the Fergus Skating Club

Lesson Discounts:

  • For families of 3 or more children, there will be a 10% discount across all programs. 

Pre-CanSkate 

  • Children aged 3-5 with very little or no skating experience.
  • Classes are 45 minutes in length and offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • 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 regular gloves or mittens.

CanSkate

  • Ages 5 and up - unless they have passed Pre-Canskate (ribbon) and recommended by coach.  If age 5 and a new skater, please sign up as Pre-Canskate.
  • Classes are 45 minutes, offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Group format led by NCCP, Skate Canada certified professional coach assisted by trained program assistants.
  • No experience necessary, but should be able to get up on the ice on their own, balance, and do basic glides.
  • 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 session (i.e., fall, winter, spring).
  • Prepares skaters for hockey, ringette, figure skating and recreational skating.
  • Skaters must wear CSA approved hockey helmet and regular gloves or mittens.

Adult/Teen Canskate

  • Skaters MUST wear a CSA approved hockey type helmet and regular gloves or mitts.
  • Coaching tailored to individual skating ability during a small group lesson.
  • 15 minutes of direct coaching during  30 minute session.
  • Times to be determined - please contact club at fergusskateclub@gmail.com.

PrePower Skate

  • Age 5 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 typically with Canskaters.
  • Prepares skaters for hockey, ringette, skating sports.
  • Focus is on agility, crosscuts, edge quality, thrust, jump & turn movements, etc.
  • ***Not currently offered for Fall 2021, but please send inquiries to fergusskateclub@gmail.com so that we can determine if there is sufficient demand to run the program during the 2021-2022 season.

Next Steps for Canskaters...

Please see complete class descriptions under Starskate or ELI Tabs.

 

StarSkate 1-2 Group Lessons 

  • 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.