Our Skating Programs
RequirementsAge: 3 Years and older Gloves and CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory.
Cheam Skating Club proudly presents Canskate, the Skate Canada designed “Learn to Skate Program” for all. This innovative and progressive ice skating program can take you from your first steps on the ice through to involvement in the ice sport of your choice. Canskate provides the fundamental skills required for all types of ice sports: hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. Group lessons include 45 minutes of professional coaching, from one of our Skate Canada Nationally certified coaches, to enhance the fun factor and create a great learning environment. Badges and certificates will now be awarded upon achievement of various levels within the program. There will be special event days, themed days and on-ice parties, music and fun throughout the sessions.
Rental skates and helmets are not available during our sessions - you must bring your own equipment.
All Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children while at the arena. Do not leave your children unattended. The Club is not responsible to provide child supervision.
PrerequisitesBy invite only
RequirementsGloves and proper skating attire.
Junior Academy is the next stage of development after Canskate, for skaters 5 years to 8 years old who demonstrate enhanced ability potential to pursue competitive skating. This program is taught by Cheam's exceptional Skate Canada certified coaches, introduces skaters to the foundations of figure skating. Off ice training is also included in the program. Girls are expected to wear a skating dress or skirt, with hair tied back or in a bun. Boys are expected to wear form fitting pants.
PrerequisitesCompletion of Jr. Achiever Group.
RequirementsAll ages gloves and proper skating attire.
Once a skater has completed our Jr. Academy program, they may start taking lessons with a coach. The Cheam Skating Club offers our skaters: Freeskate, Stroking, Spin Patch, Skills, and Dance Sessions. Coaches offer private and group lessons, teaching all the disciplines. It is up to the parent to contact a Club Coach of their choice and make arrangements for these lessons. Gloves and proper skating attire is mandatory on all sessions.
Once the skater has a Coach, parents and skaters meet with the Coach and discuss the days and times the skater wishes to skate, and the number and type of lessons the Coach is able to provide.
Parents are responsible for paying all associated fees (i.e., ice, registration and coaching). Coaching fees are generally charged in increments of time (i.e., 15, 20 or 30 minute lessons), which can be in a group or private lesson format. Private and or group lessons are billed to the individual skater. Coaching fees vary depending on their individual experience as a past skater, experience and years coaching and level of coaching (education) they have obtained with Skate Canada. Rates range between $8.00 - $14.00 for a 15 minute lesson.
We accept students who would like to skate with our Club that have done municipal or school skating, skaters transferring from another club, and new skaters that would like to join our club. If you have any questions please email the Cheam Skating Club at email@example.com
Our skating club couldn't run without our many volunteers. Volunteering provides a great way to learn about the sport of skating and meet other skating families. There are numerous opportunities to volunteer in events such as carnival, competitions, and representing our club in various community events. You can find more information about volunteering on the Cheam Skating Club board at Twin Rinks.
We invite your family to participate by volunteering for three hours during our fall/winter sessions. We will collect a postdated cheque, made payable to Cheam Skating Club for $50.00, on the first day of your child(ren)'s session. At the end of March families that have completed their three hours will have their cheques returned to them. Cheques from families that did not volunteer will be deposited to the Skater Development Fund, which helps offset the costs of out of town competition expenses.
Please note: The volunteer program is for parents with children in Jr achiever and competitive skating. One postdated cheque per family. If you have multiple children in the club you only need to provide one cheque. The postdated cheque is considered part of registration and your child will not be allowed on the ice if it is not handed in.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
Financial Assistance is available from the following organizations if your child(ren) would like to skate but you need help paying for it. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/
Kid Sport BC http://kidsportcanada.ca/index.php