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Learn To Skate (CanSkate & Parent & Tot)

 

Registration will open March 14th for our April/May classes! 

 

COVID-19: All our program follow and adhere to the recommendations and procedures outlined by Alberta Health.  Our professional coaching staff will do everything they can to make your skating experience, safe, enjoyable, and rewarding.  All our programs have been modified to comply with current regulations and are subject to change as new guidelines are implemented or lifted. 

Refunds/Credits: In the event of another shutdown or closure, credits will be issued for all remaining classes.  If the program has not started, refunds will be applied.  If you are required to isolate due to COVID-19, please contact our office immediately. 

Parent & Tot (NEW) -ages to ages 3 and up with 1 parent

Open to first time skaters ages 3 to 6 or skaters that are not able to skate on their own.   Skaters who can skate independently should registered in the CanSkate Program.  Fees include insurance for the parent!    

Parent & Tot  (April/May 2021)-information coming soon!   

             
             
             

 GTA=Grand Trunk Arena / CDA=Castle Downs Arena /  No Skating Dates: Feb. 14,15 

Class Format (Parents)
  • parents must be in skates
  • if you are at a below average skating level, you must wear a CSA Certified Helmet
  • experienced or proficient parent skaters do not have to wear a helmet
  • each group will have a maximum of 6 participants (3 skaters, 3 parents, 1 coach)
  • parents need to wear masks at all times (including on the ice)
  • only 1 parent or sibling is allowed on the ice to help
COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures
  • please use the stands to put your skates on, it is easier to physical distance
  • guards will be needed to walk across the hard floor
  • masks must be worn into the arena and put back on immediately after the skater gets off the ice
  • skaters do not have to wear masks while on the ice
  • sanitize stations are located all over the arena

Skate Canada Parent & Tot Delivery Requirements with COVID-19 Considerations

  • Parent & Tot can be used as an option for skaters who require hands-on assistance getting up and maneuvering on the ice.
  • Parent” (no age restriction) may include members of the skater’s household or members of their social circle that can be responsible for the skater. Clubs must ensure that parents have sufficient skating level to be able to support their skater.
  • Parents will be responsible for assisting their skater.
  • Parents must be able to effectively skate on their own and support their skater if necessary.
  • Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet if their own skating level is below Stage 5 or equivalent. You may not combine CanSkate Parent & Tot skaters and CanSkate skaters within a station. A hybrid format using the 3-station format is permitted for clubs to substitute one or two CanSkate Parent & Tot station groups for one or two CanSkate station groups.
  • The maximum number of participants, including coaches, program assistants, volunteers, parents and skaters may not exceed 50 persons at any time.
  • Physical Distancing of 2 metres between coaches, program assistants and the skater/parent must be maintained at all times. Physical Distancing of 2 metres between each skater/parent must be maintained at all times (no co-mingling)

CanSkate (Revised) -ages 3 and up 

CanSkate is the Skate Canada flagship learn to skate program.  Skaters must be able to skate independently to qualify for this program.  CanSkate focuses on fun, participation, and basic skill development. All classes are taught in a group format and are led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Skaters progress at their own rate in a progressive, and sequential badge program. CanSkate is an excellent starting point for children interested in pursuing figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating, or just an interest in acquiring basic skating skills. 

CanSkate Session  (April/May 2021) -information coming soon!  

             
             
             
             

GTA=Grand Trunk Arena / CDA=Castle Downs Arena /No Skating Dates: Feb. 14,15 

COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

  • please use the stands to put your skates on, it is easier to physical distance
  • guards will be needed to walk across the hard floor
  • masks must be worn into the arena and put back on immediately after the skater gets off the ice
  • skaters do not have to wear masks while on the ice
  • sanitize stations are located all over the arena
  • one 1 parent or guardian ONLY please

 

Fliteway is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing skating opportunities to children of all ages, levels and abilities.   Located in North Edmonton, Fliteway offers a wide range of programming and services to meet all your skating needs. 

 

Recommendations / Equipment

·         We recommend that children have at least 1 skating experience prior to the first class

·         Helmets MANDATORY! (Hockey style CSA approved)

·         Requires sharpened skates with good ankle support

Long Term Athlete Development

·         Skate 1 day per week  Pre-CanSkate

·         Skate 2 days per week CanSkate

·         Skate 8-10 months per year

·         Participate in a variety of activities including gymnastics, swimming, dance, team sports 

·         See LTAD Series1 for recommendations

 

Financial Assistance

 

Downloads

CanSkate Video (Click Here)

 

 

 

 

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