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Parent & Tot Skate is a branch of our dynamic CANSkate Learn-to-Skate program, that allows young children between the age of 2 and 4 years, to learn the basic skills of skating with the direct support of a parent or guardian.  This program strives to help young skaters become comfortable on the ice, and learn through play.  Lessons are given in a group format with a coach to student ratio of 1:10.  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 that promotes learning.  Badges, ribbons, and other incentives are used to benchmark the skaters' progress, and reward effort and participation.

This program is for skaters 4 years and under, who are not able to stand, move forward, and recover from a fall independently.  A Skate Canada NCCP qualified professional coach, assisted by trained Program Assistants will be teaching these sessions with a focus on instructing children the 8 basic skating skills found at the beginner CANSkate level (Pre-CANSkate):  balancing, falling, getting back up, moving forwards, moving backwards, making snow, twisting, turning, and jumping.  When the skater can reach the standard for these 8 skating skills, they can begin to learn the skills taught in the CANSkate program. 

Every "tot" must wear their own skates, a CSA approved hockey helmet, long pants, gloves or mittens, and a sweater or jacket.  Parents/Guardians must be proficient in their ability to skate, provide their own skates, and are required to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.  Bicycle helmets are not acceptable.

The club has a limited number of used children's skates available for rent each season. 

Rental for the season is $30.00. 

An ice credit of $15.00 will be credited to the skater's account upon return of the skates

at the end of the skating season. 

Please contact us at:  to request skater's size prior to your first skating session.

Skate Rentals are on a first come, first serve basis.

The registration fee for the Parent/Guardian is free; however, the parent/guardian must register separately from their child, and are required to pay a $45.00 Skate Canada membership fee for insurance purposes (which is not retained by the club).


All Skate Canada member clubs, and skating schools who offer a CANSkate program must ensure all CANSkate, and Adult CANSkate participants up to and including Stage 5, wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.  Bicycle helmets are not acceptable.

Clubs and skating schools must ensure this policy is enforced during all skating activities including competitions, carnival days or any other special on ice activities throughout the season for this level of skater.

Pre-CANSkate Equipment Checklist:

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