YRSA's CanSKATE program teaches young children to skate the 'right way'. No skating ability is required and the program is recommended for the children three years and up. Children younger than 3 years may be accepted upon consideration.
- The PRE-SCHOOL program is offered for children from 3 - 5 years old. The main goal is to make the children feel comfortable on the ice, learn the basic skills of skating and have fun.
- The ADULT skate program accommodates adults at all levels of skating and designed for fun, fitness and socializing.
Where numbers warrant program, YRSA also offers a Power Skate program. The program is for skaters 8 to 15 years of age who already have the fundamental skating skills.
In each of these programs, skaters are divided by age and skating ability into groups of a maximum size of 10. Each group is taught by a certified professional coach and may be assisted by a Program Assistant where necessary.
Pre-School CanSkate Session
Pre-school session is a Learn-to-Skate program exclusively for age 3 to 5. This program is designed to give young skaters a positive first experience on the ice. Through creative play and nurturing instruction, pre-school skaters are introduced to the magic of ice skating.
Skaters learn through creative activities and age appropriate teaching methods. This program will focus on positive reinforcement, basic skating skills, having fun, and will help prepare children for our regular Learn-to-Skate (CanSkate) Program. Helmets are mandatory! Preschool is a 45 minute, once a week class. Program offers a low student to coach ratio and ensures personal attention and maximizes safety.