NEW TO CANSKATE
CanSkate is a national program designed by Skate Canada and used as a learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. On the first session the skater will be assessed and placed in a group according to their ability. Our CanSkate program teaches the “proper way” to skate through a series of levels that the skater learns at their own pace. Skaters are taught by an NCCP certified coach(s) and Program Assistant(s), when available. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that has 6 different levels, with an optional 7th level. This program focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Particpants will learn forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and many other skills to build a solid foundation for all types of skating (i.e., figure skating, hockey or recreational). Within this program skaters will receive badges when they complete each level. CSA Hockey Helmets are mandatory until the skater has successfully completed Level 5. This program runs for 45 minutes.
NEW TO PRE-CAN POWERSKATE
Pre-Can Powerskate is designed for young skaters, approximately three years and up who can stand up on skates and move forward (shuffle, walk or glide). Pre-Power helps develop basic skating abilities in a power skating-specific environment. The curriculum is presented in three progressive levels complete with its own awards to encourage participation and motivate skaters.
NEW TO CANPOWERSKATE
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.
NEW TO JR. ACHIEVERS
Jr. Achiever is the next step in our group programs offered. Skaters need to have completed the CanSkate Level 4 program or be advanced into the Jr. Achiever program by a professional coach. Skaters will continue to earn CanSkate as well as STARSkate badges. This program will introduce skaters to free skating, stroking, dance and skills. This session is taught by an NCCP certified coach(s) as well as Program Assistant(s), when available. This program runs for 60 minutes on average.
NEW TO PRIVATE LESSONS
Once a skater has completed our Jr. Achiever’s program, they may start taking lessons with a Club 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.
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 for ice fees, registration fees, and coaching fees. Coaching fees are generally charged in increments of time (i.e., 15/20/ or 30 minute lessons), which can be group or private. Private lessons are billed to the individual skater. Coaches will inform you what their lesson rates are. These rates are based on the individual Coaches experience as a past skater, experience and years teaching, and coaching level (education) they have obtained with Skate Canada. Rates range between $8.00- $11.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org