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Skate Canada Brighton

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All About Skate Canada Brighton

We offer several Skate Canada programs for all skating levels and goals. You may... Skate alone. Skate in pairs. Skate with hundreds. Skate for fun. Skate to win. Skate to travel. Skate to exercise. Skate to excel. Skate to relax. But you'll always… #SkateWithUs.

Our 2022/2023 skating season will start in September 2022 (start dates detailed below). REGISTRATION for the 2022/2023 skating season will start on 24 August, for both on-line registration and in-person (in-person on: 24 Aug and 7 Sept from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at King Edward Park Arena upstairs) Additional in-person dates: 11 Sep 9:30-11:30am; and 12 Sep 4:30-6pm. The REGISTRATION link is at the top of the page. Program days and timings are detailed below. 

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Skate Canada Brighton Programs

We offer several Skate Canada programs for all skating levels and goals! Beginners can learn to skate and/or improve their basic skills in the Pre-CanSkate program, CanSkate program, or Adult/Teen Learn-to-skate program. More advanced skaters can continue to fine-tune their figure skating skills in the Junior and Senior STAR Program. Read on to learn more about our programs, and feel free to get in touch for more information. We hope you’ll join us!

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CanSkate Program

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 can join CanSkate?

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

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, a warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!


Our Pre-CanSkate program is a great option for new skaters, age 3 or older, who require hands-on assistance getting up and maneuvering on the ice.

Advanced CanSkate Program

Our Rising STAR Advanced CanSkate program is designed for skaters in Stages 4, 5, and 6.  Skaters must have passed Stage 3 and be able to skate forwards and backwards fluidly. Smaller class sizes allow skaters room for more freedom of movement on the ice.

Junior and Senior STAR Skate Program

Unique in Canada, the Skate Canada STAR Skate program teaches figure skating skills in a progressive and sequential manner, in group and private lesson formats, offering skaters of all ages the opportunity to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of skills, free skate, ice dancing and interpretive skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system and may also choose to enter competitions.

The STAR 1-5 program offers the best-in-class figure skating curriculum in Canada, targeting athletes looking for a future in the sport. Taught by Skate Canada NCCP coaches, the program introduces participants to the basic figure skating elements to create the foundation for singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating. All skaters in this program must have passed CanSkate Stage 6 or equivalent. Skaters may be of any age. Adaptive skaters who have the required skating ability are welcome.

STAR 6- GOLD is an assessment and event structure for skaters who completed the STAR 1-5 Program. This structure builds on the skills acquired in STAR 1-5 and introduces skaters to more advanced figure skating elements.

Adult/Teen CanSkate "Learn-to-Skate" Program **NEW**

Who can join the Adult/Teen CanSkate "Learn-to-skate" program? 
Any adult or teen who has never been on skates before, or has limited skating abilities, and would like to learn to skate or improve in a small adult/teen group environment.
**NEW** program subject to cancellation in the event of low numbers.

Program Timings 2022/2023


9:00 - 9:50 am Advanced CanSkate (Stages 4-6) starts 11 Sept 2022

9:00 - 10:30 am Junior STAR Skate (Star 1 & 2) starts 11 Sept 2022

9:00 - 10:50 am Intermediate/Senior STAR Skate (Star 3 - 5 / 6+) starts 11 Sept 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am Pre-CanSkate starts 18 Sept 2022 - FULL

11:00 - 11:50 am CanSkate starts 18 Sept 2022 - FULL


3:15 - 4:50 pm Junior/Intermediate/Senior STAR Skate starts 12 Sept 2022

4:00 - 4:50 pm Advanced CanSkate (Stages 4-6) starts 12 Sept 2022

5:00 - 5:30 pm Pre-CanSkate starts 19 Sept 2022 - FULL

5:00 - 5:50 pm CanSkate starts 19 Sept 2022 - FULL


4:45 - 5:35 pm Advanced CanSkate (Stages 4-6) starts 14 Sept 2022

5:45 - 6:50 pm Junior/Intermediate/Senior STAR Skate starts 14 Sept 2022


4:45 - 5:15 pm Pre-CanSkate starts 23 Sept 2022

4:45 - 5:35 pm CanSkate starts 23 Sept 2022

5:45 - 6:50 pm Adult/Teen Learn-to-Skate starts 23 Sept 2022

(Sessions can be merged or cancelled due to numbers or ice scheduling concerns.)


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Whether you want to learn to skate, improve your skating skills, or aspire to compete in skating competitions, Skate Canada Brighton is the right skating club for you!

Registration will open 24 August 2022.

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Where the Passion of Skating Begins

Skaters are taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches and assisted by trained Program Assistants.


Hunter Cooper - Head Coach

NCCP CanSkate Coach Certified, NCCP Regional Coach Trained, Star 1-5 Coach Assessor, Emergency First Aid/CPR C/AED Certified, Coached skaters at various levels from the grassroots of CanSkate to Gold level.

Personal skating achievements include Gold interpretive singles, Gold interpretive pairs, Gold skating skills, Gold dance, Gold freeskate.

Telephone: 613-403-0083

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Diana Flynn - Coach

NCCP Level 2 Certified, NCCP Level 3 Technical & Theory Certified. Gold medalist in Free, Figures, Dance & Free Dance. Coach of Freestyle Singles, Dance & Syncro - recreational & competitive. Over 45 years coaching figure skating, recreational to National and World Professional levels, including 18 years coaching at the Toronto Cricket & Curling Club, and 12 years coaching at East York SC.              

Telephone: 416-617-9006  


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Makaela Bell - Coach

NCCP CanSkate Coach Certified, NCCP Regional Coach in Training, and Emergency First Aid/CPR C/AED certified. Makaela has coached Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate for several years and she is excited to be extending her coaching to STAR 1-5. Personal accomplishments include Gold dance, skills, interpretive singles and pairs. She has competed at the provincial level in freeskate, dance and skills, and the national level in synchro. Welcome to Skate Canada Brighton!

Telephone: 613-827-6221


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Program Assistants

Program Assistants (PA) are an important part of our Skate Canada Brighton program. PAs assist our Skate Canada coaches in the delivery of our CanSkate and Pre-CanSkate programs. They are current STAR Skaters, former skaters and hockey players that have been trained by our coaches. A PA's role may include: assisting or leading warm-ups, group activities or cool-downs, assisting with the set-up of circuits and stations, leading circuits, demonstrating proper execution of skating skills, providing general assistance to the coaches on the session, and providing encouragement and general feedback to skaters.

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News & Updates

Some Important Stuff

Stay informed of all the latest updates regarding our Skating Club. From important announcements to information about upcoming events, this is where you’ll find the most relevant articles about Skate Canada Brighton. 

The safety of your children is our priority. We certainly aim to have fun and learn along the way; however, we need to talk about safety first!

All previous Skate Ontario COVID-19 protocols have been suspended and are no longer in effect. As we continue to monitor the status of any pandemic related regulations issued by the province, we will update you as anything changes. 

We will continue to comply with local Public Health and/or Municipal regulations implemented by the local Public Health Unit and/or Municipality in the future. 


Updated Covid Protocols from the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

September 2022

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Skate Canada Brighton is a non-profit organization. 
Fundraising is vital to our club's success and is ongoing throughout the year. Our Board and volunteers, work very hard on these fundraisers so that we can continue to keep the skating costs down for our members. If you would like to donate or volunteer in our fundraising efforts, please contact us!

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Have questions about Skate Canada Brighton, or interested in joining? Please reach out — we are happy to help.

Registration starts 24 August 2022!

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