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Learn to Skate Programs
Learn to Skate programs are available for all ages, from preschool to seniors. Take a look at the available programs below:
Program Prerequisite Description Snow Pup New to skating, 3 years old An introduction to skate lessons for 3yr. old skaters. We will use toys and story lines to keep your child intrigued. Your child will practice balance and marching to help them feel comfortable in skates both on and off ice. Snowflake New to skating Children become comfortable on the ice in a group, crawling, falling down, standing up and taking simple steps. Age group 4 and 5 years old. Snowball Snowflake or a skating assessment It's time to start moving! Children learn glides and can balance on each foot. Stopping and backwards skating are introduced. Snowman Snowball or skating assessment Children will progress to skating forward 15 metres with reasonable balance, and will learn to do a snow stop on one or both feet. Snowbear Snowman or a skating assessment Sculling, push-offs, slalom, one-foot glides and stopping are all practised. Backwards skating, stopping and snow stops on both sides are also worked on in this level. Polar Bear Snowbear or a skating assessment A comprehensive level including sculling, forward crossovers and backward gliding. Program Prerequisite Description Flurry New to skating For children new to skating. Forwards, backwards, sculling and stopping are introduced. Blizzard Flurry or a skating assessment Children learn to stop confidently and complete push-offs, backwards gliding and walking crossovers on a line. Icicle Blizzard or a skating assessment Children will learn to pump and glide forward and backward, and to stop on both feet. Iceberg Icicle or a skating assessment Children will learn forward crossovers, two-foot turns and backward scull. North Pole Iceberg or skating assessment Forward crossovers are developed, parallel stops are achieved, backward crossovers and Mohawk turns are introduced. Program Prerequisite Description Youth 1 New to skating Skaters will learn to stabilize on ice, skate forward, snow plow stop on one foot, scull, and glid on a circle. Skaters will also be introduced to backward skills. Youth 2 Youth 1 or skating assessment Skaters will learn to skate using proper push off, glide on one foot, V-push off from a standstill, and backward skate. Introduction to pumping and two foot turns. Youth 3 Youth 2 or skating assessment Skaters will learn V-push off and glide, backward glide, backward circle skills, forward pump and scull from a standstill. Skaters will also be introduced to parallel stops. Youth 4 Youth 3 or skating assessment Skaters will learn to backwards pump on a circle, parallel stop on both sides, pivot and mohawk turns, as well as be introduction to backwards crossovers.
These programs are designed to teach hockey skills to the beginner. Participants will review skate skills, stick & puck handling and learn how to put plays into the game. Participants should be able to skate and stop to fully benefit from this program. These programs are non-contact and full equipment is mandatory.