York Region Skating Academy is offering an altered CanSkate program to include safe COVID-19 measures. These measures will include protocol enforced by both the municipality and by Skate Ontario.
At this time, we will be resuming the CanSkate program for CanSkaters who are 5 years old and older and are working on Stage 2 and higher (by recommendation of Skate Ontario).
If you register a child who must be withdrawn for not meeting these requirements, a $25 admin fee will be charged.
Changes to the Program
All instruction will be hands-off as per Skate Ontario guidelines
Skaters MUST be able to skate independently and follow instruction
Decreased number of skaters per session (Maximum: 10 skaters/session while York Region is in Red-Control Zone)
Lower coach to skater ratio – 1 coach : 5 skaters maximum
Altered lesson delivery to ensure distancing between skaters
Altered play time activity to reduce exposure to high touch surfaces
Stickers will not be given out on the session
Additional Safety Measures
Further detailed in our Protocol document
All individuals MUST wear a mask when entering the facility – skaters may only remove masks/face coverings when on the ice surface
No use of change rooms/washrooms as per facility guidelines– skaters must come prepared to step on the ice and remain on ice surface for duration of the session
ALL coaches and skaters will complete a health screening questionnaire for every session attended (verbally or written)
All equipment and teaching aides will be non-porous and sanitized after every session – teaching aides will be minimized during this time
Recommended physical distancing between coaches and skaters will be maintained as much as possible on the ice
Lessons are on an Olympic sized ice pad at Ed Sackfield Arena (311 Valleymede Drive, Richmond Hill). The club is dedicated to promote and develop skating in the York Region's Richmond Hill and surrounding areas.
Sanctioned by Skate Canada - all skaters are registered with Skate Canada. The annual membership fee includes insurance coverage for the Skating Season (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021). This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Instructions are provided by NCCP certified coaches - all are members of Skate Canada.