Skate Canada Programs

Every Skate Canada skating program complements the others and allows for unrestricted movement and development through the system. All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and they are offered at member clubs and skating schools across the country.

Skate Canada programs are based on a long-term athlete development model (LTAD).

Skate Canada’s LTAD model is designed to assist coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators create an environment that allows skaters to fully develop and reach their potential in the sport, regardless of whether their goals are recreational or competitive in nature.

Learn-to-Skate / Hockey Skating / Recreational

CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program for beginners of any age that teaches fundamental movements and basic skills.

For Hockey / Ringette

CanPowerSkate focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance skills, all of which are especially important for hockey and ringette players.


Pursuit of Excellence

In Pursuit of Excellence: Skate Canada’s Guide to Long-Term Athlete Development is for the benefit of all members and is rooted in the philosophy of “skating for life” and being active for life.

Figure Skating

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STARSkate offers opportunities to develop figure skating skills in four different areas.

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CompetitiveSkate incorporates a series of tests and other training opportunities to help competitors with potential to advance.


CollegiateSkate offers customized opportunities for high school and university student athletes.


Adult Skating


AdultSkate offers CanSkate, STARSkate and CanPowerSkate programs geared for adults.


Synchronized Skating

Synchronized skating

Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers.


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