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CanSkate FAQs


How old does my child have to be?

Skaters must be 4 years old by the start of the session.


What type of skates are needed?

Lace up leather figure skates or hockey skates are best for our learn-to-skate participants.  Molded plastic skates with velcro or snap closures are not recommended as they restrict the skater's ability to bend at the ankle. 


What should my child wear?

CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for skaters participating in our CanSkate and Advanced CanSkate programs. Bicycle, ski, snowboarding, skateboarding, or any other type of multisport helmet will not be permitted on the ice.  Helmets must bear the CSA sticker and have a chin strap.

Skaters should dress in layers and wear gloves or mittens and a waterproof/warm jacket.  Snow pants or splash pants are also recommended but not mandatory.


Can I drop off my child then return at the end of the session?

No.  A parent or guardian must remain in the arena for the duration of the CanSkate session.