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Exciting news! We have developed a new CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles. Exciting new features include a fresh new look, new awards, great tools for coaches and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster. But there’s more! The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for virtually every ice sport.

Skate Canada is also proud to have all its programs taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Our clubs from across Canada are excited as they prepare to welcome and serve learn-to-skate clientele from every walk of life, age and every interest level.

Register for canskate


March 1, 2022

 All Restrictions have been removed!


Restrictions February 14, 2022

  • Effective immediately the Restrictions Exemption Program is removed, along with most associated restrictions. You are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, a rapid test result or an exemption letter.
  • Mandatory masking requirements are removed for Children 12 an under.
  • Adults and children 13 and over are required to wear masks; youth can remove masks while actively participating in sports


Covid Restrictions September 27, 2021

The Red Deer Skating Club received the information that the  City of Red Deer will be implementing the Restriction Exemption Program for sport, fitness and recreation. Please see attached documentation.

1.  What this means is that as of Monday September 20th, all vaccine eligible participants (age 18 and older) and all visitors to any City owned property will require:

  • Proof of vaccination through electronic or paper records
  • Partial vaccination (single dose) as long as the dose was given 14 days before the session.
  • Full vaccination
  • Proof of a Privately paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of activity
  • Documentation of a medical exemption

            The facility staff will be checking paperwork or passports upon entry into any of their facilities.

2.   Youth age 12-17 are not required to show proof of vaccination while visiting facilities to actively participate in sport, recreation and performing arts programs.

3.   Youth age 12-17 must show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or a negative test result to enter a facility while not participating in activity. This includes as spectators or using the concourse and common areas.

4.  Youth under 12 can access facilities for any purpose with out vaccination. They will need to screen for symptoms, are required to wear a mask and physically distance.

NOTE: Facility policy requires children under the age of 8 to have parent or guardian over the age of 16 on site. You many have someone else bring your child in to the class as long as they meet the requirements.


Why Sign Up for CanSkate?


What is CanSkate?

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

Who’s it for?

For beginners of all ages, children or adults, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.

Who teaches it?

NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants.

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in six stages of learning that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating as well as general recreational skating. CanSkate uses nationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

What can you expect?

Action, movement and fun! Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 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 and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.

What do you need to participate?

All you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

How do you sign up?

Be a part of the fun – join a Skate Canada club today and learn to skate with CanSkate!