Skate Canada Brighton
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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 Parent/Tot (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 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!
Parent/Tot Program (Pre-CanSkate)
Our Parent/Tot program is a great option for new skaters, age 3 or older, who require hands-on assistance getting up and maneuvering on the ice. The "parent" may include a member of the skater's household or a member of their social circle and must have a sufficient skating level to support the skater. Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet if their own skating level is below Stage 5 or equivalent.
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.
Program Timings 2020/2021
9:00 - 9:45 am Advanced CanSkate
9:00 - 10:30 am Junior STAR Skate
9:00 - 10:50 am Senior STAR Skate
11:00 - 11:30 am Parent/Tot
11:00 - 11:50 am CanSkate
3:15 - 4:50 pm Junior/Senior STAR Skate
3:45 - 4:30 pm Advanced CanSkate
5:00 - 5:30 pm Parent/Tot
5:00 - 5:50 pm CanSkate
Join Skate Canada Brighton
Come Skate with Us!
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!
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 In-Training, 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.
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.
Program Assistants are the Junior and Senior STAR skaters who have been trained by our coaches.
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).
HAVE FUN! BE SAFE!
Skate Ontario Return to Play Protocols
October 16, 2020
Skate Ontario Health Questionnaire
September 24, 2020
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!