CanSkate Learn-to-Skate

CanSkate Info Sheet
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Theme Days & Special Event Dates 

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




 Mon. April 1st & Thurs. 4th - - “Pirate Treasure Hunt on Ice!!”



Mon. April 8th & Thurs. 11th & Mon. 15th – “Spring Flowers!!” - decorate your helmet 😊


Thurs. April 18th – NO SKATING


Mon. April 22nd & Thurs. April 25th – “Easter Egg Hunt on Ice!!”


Mon. April 29th & Thurs. May 2nd – “Camping on Ice!!”


Mon. May 6th & Thurs. May 9th – “Insects & Birds” Be creative with this!


Mon. May 13th & Thurs. May 16th – “YOU are a STAR!”


***Summer Skating School Schedule is posted on the website with online registration information posted there as well.  Lots of fun theme days and off ice activities planned for the skaters this summer at the JDF arena!!  We hope to see you on the ice with us ***


The date/time/place for our AGM and Year End Skater awards celebration is April 14 from 2:00-4:00 in the JDF Upper Field Club House across from the Q Centre arena in the lower parking lot of the JDF arena. This is for ALL skaters registered with the JDFSC (Canskate/Pre-Power/CanPower/Pre-Junior/Junior/ Intermediate/& Senior Skaters) We hope to see everyone there to celebrate a Great Year of Skating with the JDFSC!!! 





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