Pre-CanSkate is an introductory session taught by professional coaches. It is taught in a flexible manner and is designed to be an enjoyable time for preschool children (ages 3-5) while they learn the fundamentals of skating. CSA-approved helmets are mandatory. Skaters must ALWAYS wear skate guards when not on the ice.
For the safety and well being of all of our Pre-CanSkate skaters, parents must stay in the arena where their child can see them at all times, and skaters should never be left at the arena alone.
Equipment for Pre-CanSkate:
- Helmet: CSA approved helmets are mandatory for all Pre-CanSkaters.
- Skate guards: All skaters must ALWAYS have skate guards on their blades when not on the ice, including in the arena lobby.
- Skates: We recommend “lace-up” skates, as they provide the best support, allow proper movement, and accommodate adjustable fit. The skate’s boot must be firm, and must provide good support to the foot and ankle.
- Warm clothing: Skaters should dress warmly and comfortably to enjoy their skating experience and enhance their skating skills. Snow pants or nylon pants over top of layers of clothing are a good idea as they provide warmth and dryness during the session.