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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. Our 2021/2022 skating season has come to an end; however, we will be back on the ice in September 2022. Congratulations to all of our skaters for a very successful skating year!

REGISTRATION for the 2022/2023 skating season will start in the Fall of 2022. Check back here at the end of August for more details.

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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 or CanSkate 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!


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 CanSkate Program **

Who can join the Adult CanSkate program? 
Any adult who has never been on skates before, and would like to learn to skate in a small adult group environment.
Any adult with some basic skating skills, and would like to improve.
**Not available at this time.

Program Timings 2021/2022


8:00 - 8:50 am Advanced CanSkate

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

9:00 - 10:50 am Intermediate STAR Skate (Star 3 - 5)

9:00 - 10:50 am Senior STAR Skate (Star 6+)

11:00 - 11:30 am Pre-CanSkate (Program is FULL)

11:00 - 11:50 am CanSkate (Program is FULL)


3:15 - 4:50 pm Junior/Intermediate/Senior STAR Skate

4:00 - 4:50 pm Advanced CanSkate

5:00 - 5:30 pm Pre-CanSkate (Program is FULL)

5:00 - 5:50 pm CanSkate (Program is FULL)

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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! CanSkate and Pre-CanSkate programs are now FULL. 


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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


Janice Beer - Coach

NCCP Level 2 Certified, Level 3 Theory & Technical, CFSA CanPower Certified 

Gold Free, Gold Dance, Bronze Rhythm Dance, Level 1 Skills, Junior Competitive & Novice Competitive Singles, Sectional Level Competitor, St. John's Ambulance Certified, Coached Skaters to All Ontario & Sectional Levels.             

Telephone: 613-968-2852  


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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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Coach For Hire

We are looking for another coach to join our growing club! The ideal candidate must have a minimum qualification of Regional Coach in Training Status or higher and be in good standings with Skate Canada. The successful candidate should be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated a history of being an exceptional team player who embraces a positive coaching environment. Submit your application today to


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 this year. We certainly aim to have fun and learn along the way; however, we need to talk about safety first! We are following the King Edward Park Arena Covid-19 Safety Precautions as well as the Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols (link below). You are also required to answer the Skate Ontario Health Questionnaire prior to every skating session (link below).


Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols

January 31, 2022

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Skate Ontario Health Screening Questionnaire

July 7, 2021

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Support Skate Canada Brighton

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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Thanks to our SPONSORS!

We appreciate your support for our 2021/2022 season!

The Rotary Club of Brighton

Allen Insurance Group

Coles Timbermart - Brighton

First Place Trailers and Powersport

John Cairns - Direct Realty Ltd., Brokerage

K.G. Reid

VanVark Electric

The Clan Shoppe

Gordon Tobey Developments

VanEgmond Carpentry

Salt Creek Golf Links

Sine’s Flooring

Ivy Lane

Pampered Chef - R. Phaneuf

Young Living - R. Jerrard

Epicure - J. Howarth

Tim Burgess Photography

J&D Christmas Trees

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

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