Learn to Skate Early Child introduces new skaters aged 3 to 5 years to basic skating skills. The lesson consists of a warm-up, skill development, games and free skate. Program variations offered: Learn to Skate - Beginner and Learn to Skate with Caregiver.
Learn to Skate - Beginner: Skaters must be capable of going on the ice alone and be able to stand and walk on skates off the ice.
Learn to Skate with Caregiver: Caregivers must be at least 14 years of age, a competent skater and actively participate with the enrolled skater.
Mandatory Equipment: CSA approved hockey helmet with full faceguard (child) and CSA approved hockey helmet (caregiver, if applicable).
Learn to Skate 1 is for skaters aged 6 to 12 years. This program will lead to the development of balance and posture and will introduce skaters to forward skating, gliding, stopping and backwards skating.
Prerequisite: Able to stand and walk on skates with straight ankles off the ice.
Learn to Skate 2 is for skaters aged 6 to 12 years. This program will lead to the development of forward gliding, stopping and backwards skating and will introduce skaters to one foot glides and backwards gliding.
Prerequisites: Successful completion or skill ability equal to Learn to Skate 1 or has the ability to skate (with a glide) the length of the ice without falling.