Skate Canada Wasaga Beach offers a wide variety of programs to suit the needs of every skater in every skill level, in both figure skating and hockey.
Skaters must be 3 years old by the first day of skating. All skaters must wear a CSA approved helmet. This program offers an introduction to skating through play based instruction. Lessons will focus on agility, balance, and control.
Prerequisite for CanSkate, Skaters must have passed the Pre-Can Ribbon.
Group lessons with Skate Canada Coaches and Program Assistants
Agility, Balance and Control Stations
Fun Zones and Fast Track
CanSkate Ribbons & Badges
Kid Friendly Incentives! Theme nights, stickers, games
Can Skate Enrichment
Skaters are ready to move up to the CanSkate Enrichment program when they have passed Stage 3.
Group Instruction by Skate Canada Coaches
Designated practice time (skaters are not in lessons, able to self-regulate their practice, also private lessons may occur at this time)
CanSkate Ribbons and Badges
Opportunities to register for events are available
Skaters ready for StarSkate (formally called intermediate), must have passed Stage 5
Group Lessons by Skate Canada Coaches
Lessons in skills, dance and free skate
Promote creativity and expression
Opportunities in testing and events/competition
Private Lessons are highly recommended (but not mandatory) at this level
Skaters who are ready for Advanced Star Skate (formally called Senior), must have passed at least TWO of the following: Junior bronze dance, preliminary skills, and/or preliminary freeskate
Group stroking lessons with Skate Canada Coach
Working on improving skills, dance, freeskate and interpretive
Private lessons are required at this level of skating
Opportunities for testing and events/competitions
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.
CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately six or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. The coach to skater ratio is 1:10.