CanSkate Learn-to-Skate


Stay Tune for the 2017/18 Theme Days!

For an idea of the fun you can expect, check out last years themes below...

SESSION DATES THEME
January 9th - 14th Treasure Hunt on Ice
January 16th - 19th Bubbles & Balloons
January 20th - 22nd NO SKATING
January 23rd - 28th Penguins On Ice
January 30th - February 4th Groundhog Day
February 6th - 11th Famous Skater Day
February 13th - 18th Happy Valentine's Day
February 20th - 25th PJ Day
February 27th - March 4th Skating In Colour
March 9th Undress Rehearsal for Ice Show -Time TBD
March 10th Dress Rehearsal for Ice Show - Time TBD
March 11th & 12th Skating In Colour Ice Show!!!
March 13th - 16th St. Patrick's Day
March 18th - 24th NO SKATING - SPRING BREAK
March 25th - April 1st Here Comes Spring

Program Overview

Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach.


Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs.



Why sign up for CanSkate?

CanSkate is Canada's only national learn-to-skate program. It was developed by experts to teach the fundamentals of skating in a progressive and sequential manner.

When you/your child registers for a CanSkate program at Juan de Fuca Skating Club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. Membership benefits in the CanSkate program can include:

  • Badges
  • Parent information sheets
  • Progress updates and report cards
  • Special CanSkate events and club functions
  • Opportunities to be talent-scouted
  • Stickers, tattoos, and colouring sheets
  • Opportunities to participate in a positive healthy lifestyle activity