Our Club offers 3 programs in Learn to Skate. KinderSkate, CanSkate and Pre-StarSkate. Each program runs a tested and proven curriculum, that will guarantee skater success. Skaters will develop strong skating skills in a enjoyable and engaging environment. We expect skaters to progress at their own rate, while having fun to upbeat music and a wide variety of activities. Leaside Skating Club strives to create a motivational environment and promote learning.

Requirements for Learn to Skate Programs:


  • KinderSkate Daytime Thursday: 3 years and up - Not offered in Spring
  • KinderSkate Evening and Weekends: 4 – 5 years old (without a parent or caregiver)


  • CanSkate: 6 years old and up or finished KinderSkate program (Stage 2)


  • Pre-StarSkate: Skaters who have passed Stage 3 and are working on Stage 4,5 & 6 who are strongly interested in figure skating
  • Figure skates are required

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!

StarSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in StarSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

The StarSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive. 

*New 2017 *Requirements for StarSkate Programs:


  • Skaters must have passed a Skate Canada CanSkate Badge 6
  • Star 1 and 2
  • Must have a private coach and be interested in out-of-club singles competitions and/or testing
  • *New 2017* Committed to 2 sessions per week
  • *New 2017* One day membership only offered to Beginner 2 Meraki members Or skaters registered at another club 


  • Skaters must have (and must have a private coach):
    1. *New 2017* Committed to StarSkate Competition Team at Star 3 or higher
    2. Senior Bronze Dances
    3. Senior Bronze Skills
    4. *New 2017* Star 5 FreeSkate (Junior Bronze FreeSkate)
  • Star 3 to 10 Skaters are included 
  • Skaters are encouraged to speak with their coach regarding session enrollment
  • Sessions will be assessed in the first 2 weeks to ensure correct placement of skaters

NoteThe StarSkate program is currently being updated and the club will be rolling out new materials and curriculum as they are delivered from Skate Canada. For more information visit the StarSkate Program!

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.

Requirements for CanPowerSkate:

Power Skating

  • Have achieved CanSkate Stage 3 (or equivalent) or Pre PowerSkate C Badge
  • Must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides
  • Skaters should be able to stop with speed, glide on one foot (forward and backward), turn forward to backward and turn backward to forward
  • Hockey skates and CSA approved Helmet are required. **Hockey sticks are encouraged for hockey players**

Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow.

Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level. Click here for more information on LSC Synchronized Skating Teams.

Visit: Meraki Synchro