Open to skaters with little to NO skating experience.  Skaters are on the ice, accompanied by a parent for 45 minutes per session. 

Children are introduced to basic skating through action songs, games and play. Parents will directly assist their children on the ice.  There is no touch contact between coach and skaters. 

If you have any questions regarding this program, please email 

Important Parent & Tot Program Requirements:

  • Parents and tots must have CSA approved helmets. 
  • Parents must have sufficient skating level to be able to support their child, parents are responsible for assisting their child, parents must be able to effectively skate on their own. 
  • The “parent” can include any member of the skater ‘s household or member of their social circle however the selected individual cannot change over the course of the program.


PRE-CANSKATE (recommended ages 3-5 years)

DUE to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer Pre-CanSkate classes.  Children MUST be able to independently move on the ice to be eligible for registration in our 2020-21 learn to skate classes

Open to preschool skaters aged 3-5 years with little to NO skating experience. Skaters are on the ice for 30 minutes at a time. Children are introduced to basic skating through action songs, games and play. Skaters younger than age 3 may register for this program upon approval of the head coach.  Children need to be able to stand on their own in their skates (not on the ice). Please email for approval.

If you have any questions regarding program placement, please email 



For Pre-CanSkate, hockey or figure skates are acceptable

We reccomend the following stores for the purchase of skates: 

           Professional Skate   9216-51 Ave

           United Cycle   16972-111Ave

Before purchasing skates check carefully for:

  • Proper fit
  • Firm ankle support
  • Correct blade placement


  • CSA approved helmets are MANDATORY.
  • A hockey helmet is the ONLY acceptable helmet as they wrap around the back of the head and are designed to withstand repeated bumps.
  • Fit should be snug.

Warm Clothing:

  • Clothing should provide warmth but not restrict movement.
  • Layering of sweat suits, sweaters, ski jackets and long underwear or leotards is recommended. Bulky snowsuits can hinder movement.
  • Warm mittens or gloves are a must.

Parents do not accompany children on the ice.