Programs Offered at Caledon Centennial Skating Club

 

Learn-to-Skate (CanSkate)

Ages 3 and up.

CanSkate is a learn to skate program developed by Skate Canada.  Skaters will learn fundamental skating skills including forward and backward skating, stopping and turning.  The focus is on fun, participation as well as basic skill development. CanSkate provides an excellent foundation for all skating sports including figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating as well as recreational skating.

Lessons are given in a group format and are led by our Skate Canada NCCP certified professional coaches and are assisted by trained Program Assistants who are volunteers.  The program consists of 6 levels.  Skaters are grouped by age/ability and earn badges as they progress through levels designed to develop confidence and ability.  

At each lesson, skaters can expect action, movement and fun! Lessons consist of a 10 minute warmup and a 30 minute group lesson.  The final 5 minutes is spent doing a cool down.  During the lesson, the skaters rotate through 3 stations:  Balance, Agility, and Control.  Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. 

 

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Skaters must have passed CanSkate Stage 5.

Our STARSkate program is based on Skate Canada's national program and offers youth skaters the ability to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. This program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. 

The STAR1 program begins with skaters completing CanSkate Stage 6 and introduces them to Preliminary Dances & Skills. This program is not as structured as CanSkate in that it offers independent practice time to skaters. Skaters are strongly encouraged to engage a professional coach for private or semi-private lessons at this level.

At this level, we highly recommend 2 days of participation in order to properly learn and practice skills and advance. 

 

STARSkate2

Our STARSkate program is based on Skate Canada's national program and offers youth skaters the ability to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. This program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. 

In order to register in our STAR2 program, skaters must have passed a full Preliminary test in the STARSkate stream (note: Preliminary Dance test includes successful completion of Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango and Baby Blues). This program is not as structured as CanSkate in that it offers independent practice time to skaters and it is mandatory that skaters engage a professional coach for private or semi-private lessons at this level.

Also, we highly recommend at least 2 days of participation in order to properly learn and practice skills and advance.  

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Caledon Centennial Skating Club P.O. Box 42, Stn. Inglewood, Caledon, Ontario L7C 3L6 If you'd like to speak to a representative from the Club, send us an email with your name and phone number and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.