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