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(PAs) are individuals who have been trained by a CanSkate coach to assist in the delivery of the CanSkate program.


Program assistants should be:

  • Good communicators and demonstrators
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team players and good role models
  • Responsible
  • Punctual
  • Patient
  • Prepared and organized
  • Able to encourage skaters and offer praise


A PA’s role may include:

  • Assisting or leading warm-ups, group activities or cool-downs
  • Assisting with the setup of circuits and stations
  • Leading circuits and rotations
  • Demonstrating proper execution of skating skills
  • Providing assistance to skaters who may have additional needs
  • Taking attendance
  • Providing general assistance to the coaches on the session
  • Providing encouragement and general feedback to skaters
  • Assisting with tracking of skill acquisition


PAs are demonstrators and helpers and will not be responsible for coaching or instructing on a CanSkate session.

Let your coach know if you are interested in helping out!!!