PRE-CANSKATE

Due to Skate Canada regulations Pre-Canskate will not be available at this time. 

CANSKATE

CanSkate is a national program designed by Skate Canada for school aged children. They will learn forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and many other skills that are necessary for buildling a strong foundation for other types of skating.

Skaters will progress through the Canskate Badges in the Juvenile and Novice levels. Skills are assessed on a day-to-day basis. A description of skills required for each badge will be posted on the bulletin board in our Club room. Skaters are assigned to groups based on badges being worked on. Volunteer Program assistants will be on the ice to ensure the skaters are practicing their skating skills when they are not receiving instruction from the Club Coaches

Skaters who have completed CanSkate have gone on to enroll in programs such as figure skating (CanStar), speed skating, hockey, ringette and recreational skating.

Equipment:

CSA approved helmets are mandatory until the skater has successfully completed Level 5.

Skaters can wear figure skates or hockey skates.

Parents may opt to dress younger children in snowsuits.

Mitts or gloves are required.

Important notes: 

- NO parents and/or spectators are allowed in the stands, no exceptions. This is as per Skate BC COVID-19 regulations.

- At this time, skaters can register in up to TWO sessions only due to COVID-19 regulations (smaller class sizes).

- NO registration will be secured unless an e-transfer of $43.75 (annual athlete insurance cost) is sent immediately to salmonarmskatingclub@gmail.com. This applies to ALL families, including those who use community sport funding.

- Once the registrar has contacted you to confirm your sessions, session fees must be paid in full, immediately, via e-transfer to salmonarmskatingclub@gmail.com. (If you use community sport funding, you will need to supply your case/confirmation number.)

To register CanSkate, the following conditions MUST be met, with no exceptions:

- Child must be 5 years old as of December 1, 2020

- Child must have completed CanSkate Level 1
- Child must be able to stand on skates unassisted
- Child must be able to shuffle on skates
- Child must be able to stand up, unassisted, after falling
- Child must be able to be without parent/guardian in the arena
- Child must be able to participate in the 30 minute class without a bathroom break

CANSTAR

CanStar is a transition program between CanSkate and StarSkate.  It is 45 minutes in length.  For the first 15 minutes, skaters take part in a group stroking warm-up session.  After this, our club coach, Jennifer, gives them a 15  min group lesson, and then they have 15 minutes of freetime.  Their fees cover this full hour.

 

At any point in the season, skaters, in consultation with their coach, may move into the StarSkate program.  This is a choice often made when the skater is ready to enter competitions, to develop individual routines for free skating or interpretive programs, or to progress through dance levels.

Equipment:

CSA approved helmets are mandatory until the skater has successfully completed Level 5.

Skaters need to wear figure skates.

 

Important notes: 

- NO parents and/or spectators are allowed in the stands, no exceptions. This is as per Skate BC COVID-19 regulations.

- At this time, skaters can register in up to TWO sessions only due to COVID-19 regulations (smaller class sizes).

- NO registration will be secured unless an e-transfer of $43.75 (annual athlete insurance cost) is sent immediately to salmonarmskatingclub@gmail.com. This applies to ALL families, including those who use community sport funding.

- Once the registrar has contacted you to confirm your sessions, session fees must be paid in full, immediately, via e-transfer to salmonarmskatingclub@gmail.com. (If you use community sport funding, you will need to supply your case/confirmation number.)

To register CanSkate, the following conditions MUST be met, with no exceptions:

- Child must be 5 years old as of December 1, 2020

- Child must have completed CanSkate Level 1
- Child must be able to stand on skates unassisted
- Child must be able to shuffle on skates
- Child must be able to stand up, unassisted, after falling
- Child must be able to be without parent/guardian in the arena
- Child must be able to participate in the 30 minute class without a bathroom break

STARSKATE

StarSkate is a program four decades old all about Skills, Tests, Achievement and Recognition developed by Skate Canada.  StarSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating.

 

Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in StarSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

 

The StarSkate program consists of teaching skills inthe following four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive - at Primary, Intermediate and Senior Levels.  Skaters are on the ice for 60 to 90 minutes depending on the level.  Fees include ice costs and a 15 minute group stroking lesson.  Further lessons are negotiated with a coach and may be individual or in a group format.  Private lesson costs are paid directly to the coach.

 

Skaters in the Skate Canada StarSkate Program have the option to remain in the StarSkate Program taking tests (although not mandatory) at organized test sessions and honing learned skills. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, while still trying Skate Canada tests. Other skaters may choose not to test or compete but to participate for fun and fitness.

 

For skaters who have progressed through CanSkate and are ready to start figure skating, we offer the CanStar program.  Please check this out under "Programs."

Important notes: 

- NO parents and/or spectators are allowed in the stands, no exceptions. This is as per Skate BC COVID-19 regulations.

- At this time, skaters can register in up to TWO sessions only due to COVID-19 regulations (smaller class sizes).

- NO registration will be secured unless an e-transfer of $43.75 (annual athlete insurance cost) is sent immediately to salmonarmskatingclub@gmail.com. This applies to ALL families, including those who use community sport funding.

- Once the registrar has contacted you to confirm your sessions, session fees must be paid in full, immediately, via e-transfer to salmonarmskatingclub@gmail.com. (If you use community sport funding, you will need to supply your case/confirmation number.)

To register CanSkate, the following conditions MUST be met, with no exceptions:

- Child must be 5 years old as of December 1, 2020

- Child must have completed CanSkate Level 1
- Child must be able to stand on skates unassisted
- Child must be able to shuffle on skates
- Child must be able to stand up, unassisted, after falling
- Child must be able to be without parent/guardian in the arena
- Child must be able to participate in the 30 minute class without a bathroom break

PRE-POWER/POWERSKATE

Due to Skate Canada regulations Pre-Power and PowerSkate will not be available at this time. 

All registrations must be done online as per Skate Canada regulations.

Thank you!