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 ** 




Week of Jan. 5-10 – "Happy New Year!"... Welcome new members 😊


Week of Jan. 12-17 – “Canadian Winter” theme…brrrr


**Reminder NO CanSkate lessons Sat. Jan. 19th as JDFSC has no ice Fri. Jan 18 & Sat. Jan 19

(all sessions cancelled) **


Week of Jan. 21-26 – “Make believe” Unicorns?  Star Wars?.... use your Imagination 😊


Week of Jan.28-Feb. 2 – “Adventures here, there & everywhere” – even in space!


Week of Feb.4 – Feb. 9– “Rumble in the Jungle” …. lions, apes, and more


Week of Feb.11-16 – “Happy Valentine” .... wear red, pink, purple, hearts….


**Reminder NO Skating Monday Feb. 18th Family Day**


Week of Feb.18-23 – “Disco Days” ... wear headbands, leg warmers, crazy colours ‘YMCA’


Week of Feb. 25-Mar. 2 – “Imagine…” - wear or bring something in theme with the show


"Imagine..." ICE SHOW

Tues. Mar. 5 - Dress rehearsal for ice show

Thurs. Mar. 7 - Undress rehearsal for ice show

Sat. Mar. 9 (2:00 & 7:00 pm show times) 

Sun. Mar. 10 (1:00pm show time)

**All times will be posted for skaters on the website and at the arena in February**


** Spring Break – NO JDFSC lessons Sat. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 22**


**Saturday March 31 is our last day of winter sessions at JDF arena.  We hope to you will

    sign up for our spring school lessons at Westhills arena (April & May) Registration

    forms will be available during JDFSC sessions and will also be posted on the website

    in February/early March.  New theme days for spring will be posted then too!!😊





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