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, well having fun to upbeat music and a wide variety of activities. Leaside Skating Club strives to create a motivational environment and promote learning.

Program Assistants

The Program Assistants work with our professional coaching staff during the Kinderskate Canskate and PreStar Skate Sessions to help ensure that the programs run smoothly. These young assistants are volunteers drawn from the ranks of our more advanced skaters. They all participate in formal training sessions throughout the season and are very committed to the Club.

If you would like to become a program assistant or have any questions about these assistants, please contact the session Co-ordinator, MK MacDougall.

This program is for skaters aged 4 to 6 with little or no skating experience. Our trained coaches encourage children to stand, balance and walk/glide forward on their own through fun and engaging activities. Skaters are grouped by age and/or ability and as skaters begin to skate on their own, will begin to progress through the CanSkate stages.

  • 4 and 5 years (by April 1, 2017) who have not passed Stage 2
  • Beginners (No previous skating experience is required) 
  • Skater/coach ratio 1:6
  • One 45 minute session per week (10 minute warm up, 30 minute group lesson, 5 minute cool down)
Attire:

All participants must provide their own skates and helmets (CSA Approved Winter Sport Helmet). Snow pants or waterproof pants are recommended as some skaters start by sitting on the ice. Mittens/gloves are strongly suggested.

 

KinderSkate Spring Schedule:

Day / Time Session Duration # of Weeks Cost Status
Monday @ 4:45pm-5:30pm Spring 17 Apr - 08 May  4 $125.00 FULL
Monday @ 5:30pm-6:15pm Spring 17 Apr - 08 May 4 $125.00 FULL

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity. A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating.

  • 6 years and up (by April 1, 2017) or completed the KinderSkate program
  • Skaters from Beginners to Stage 6
  • Skater/coach ratio 1:6
  • One 45 minute session per week (10 minute warm up, 30 minute group lesson, 5 minute cool down)
  • Skaters new to us are assessed and grouped on the first day.
Attire:

All participants must provide their own skates and helmets (CSA Approved Winter Sport Helmet). Snow pants or waterproof pants are recommended as some skaters start by sitting on the ice. Mittens/gloves are strongly suggested.

CanSkate Spring Schedule

Day / Time Session Duration; # of Weeks; Cost Status
Monday @ 4:45pm-5:30pm Spring 17 Apr - 08 May 4 $125.00 FULL
Monday @ 5:30pm-6:15pm Spring 17 Apr - 08 May 4 $125.00 FULL

NEW! This program is for skaters interested in Figure Skating, competing and or taking tests where they will continue to work on their CanSkate stages with an additional focus on skating skills, jumps, spins and other figure skating exercises. Skaters must wear figure skates.

  • PreStar Skaters must be working on stage 4, 5 or 6
  • One 60-minute session per week with Full Time group coaches (10 min warm up, 40 minute groups, 10 min cool down)
  • One 60-minute Off Ice session included per week with Flexafit
  • A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory for Stages 4 and 5
  • No private coach required
  • Please contact administration if interested in 2 day session. (CanSkate Session is a 2 Day only Option)
Attire:

All participants must provide their own Figure Skates and helmets (CSA Approved Winter Sport Helmet). Mittens/gloves are strongly suggested.

Pre-Star Skate Spring Schedule:
Day / Time Session Duration; # of Weeks; Cost Status
Wednesday @ 5:15pm - 6:15pm On-Ice 19 Apr - 10 May 4 $135.00 OPEN