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What Level is my CanSkater?

The CanSkate program teaches skills that prepare skaters for popular Canadian sports like figure skating, hockey, ringette and speed skating, by working on the skaters’ balance, speed, control and agility. If your child has not registered in a CanSkate program previously please read the following to help determine what level to register your child in.

PreCanSkate: Includes children ages 3-5 who have not had significant time on the ice and are able to work in a group lesson format. 

Stage 1: Ages 5 to 10 and can work independently in a group lesson (children ages 3-5 may be moved into this program with permission of the CanSkate director after they have passed Pre-CanSkate). The skater has limited skating experience

Stage 2 required skills:

Forward 2 foot glide

Backward 2 foot skating/walking

Turn both clock wise and counter clock wise

Stage 3 required skills:

Forward and Backward 2 foot to 1 foot glide on both right and left feet

Backward 2 foot sit glide 

Forward 2 foot jump

Stage 4 required skills:

Walking crosscuts on both right and left

Backward push/glide sequence

Backward 2 foot jump