CanSkate Learn-to-Skate

CanSkate Info Sheet
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Special Event Days - CanSkate

Sept. 24-29 - "Treasure Hunt on ice"... what fun!


Oct. 1-6 - "Bubbles & Balloons"... everywhere!


Oct. 8-13 - "Thanksgiving/ Favourite Fall colours"...let's wear fall colours & leaves! * Yes there is skating on Oct. 8th - Happy Thanksgiving to all!! * Oct. 13th - Bring A Friend Day!!! List your friends first & last name on the sign-up sheet at the CanSkate name tag table by Sat. Oct. 6th, as we need this info for our Skate Canada insurance, and we need to know numbers to have extra PAs for this session.


Oct. 15-20 - "Onesie/ PJ Day"...wear PJs to skating!


Oct. 22-27 - "Hallowe'en & Spooky Spectacular Skate-a-thon Fundraiser"...wear your costumes! Fill your pledge sheets for the fun fundraiser event. It will take place on the CanSkate sessions each day this week on the fast track! Prizes for best costumes and also most pledges raised!


Oct. 29-Nov. 3 - "Dog Days"... stuffy dogs/ photo of your dog or favourite breed!


Nov. 5-10 - "Cat Days"...could not just have a Dog Day, now let's see those cats!


Nov. 12-17 - "Unicorn Days" creative with this one!


Nov. 19-24 - "Perfect Penguins"... Juan our Penguin will be on the ice! 

* Nov. 24th - Victoria Santa Light Parade - all JDFSC skaters welcome to attend!


Nov. 26-Dec. 1 - "Winnie the Pooh Days"..."oh bother to the blustery day"


Dec. 3-8 - "Ugly Sweater Days"...yes please wear these to skating!


For the month of Dec. - "Santa's Workshop" bring food bank donations please!


** Dates TBA for Winter Wonderland & JDF Family Skate **


** Lots of fun to be had on the ice & you can win prizes from the treasure box for participating in these special event days **


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

Link - Skate Canada CanSkate