PRE-CANSKATE (recommended ages 3-5 years)

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.

Class Information:

SPRING Session:

April 18 – May 30 (No Classes on May 23)

6 classes – $75 + one time Skate Canada Membership ($40) per year

The Meadows Community Recreation Centre

Group A : Saturdays  9:15-9:45 AM

Group B : Saturdays  9:45-10:15 AM

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 their children on the ice.