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All of our programs are sanctioned by SkateCanada
and taught by our SkateCanada Certifed Coaches.



CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs.




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The Bradfod Skating Club is excited to offer this Program for Boys & Girls Ages 3+.

It was created by our Professional Coaching Staff designed specially for current and/or future Hockey Players. The focus will be on strong skating skills, which is essential in the game of hockey. Skaters will be divided into groups based on their skating abilities. Classes are 45 minutes in length and include group lesson taught by one of the club's professional coaches. Skaters will earn ribbons and other incentives as they advance through the differnet skills requirements. Hockey Helmets  are mandaroty. (No Hockey Sticks)



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STARSkate program offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group, semi-private or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.



CANskaters and STARSkaters who want to challenge their figure skating skills and show potential as competitive skaters can participate in the competitive program.

Skaters enrolled in CompetitiveSkate learn a variety of life skills as they progress up the competitive ladder. These include goal setting, focus, ability to deal with success/failure, time management and principles of fair play and sportsmanship. In addition to the life skill benefits, skaters in this program receive:

* access to provincial and national funding programs (as applicable)

* the opportunity to be selected to Skate Canada's National Team

* the opportunity to compete at Skate Canada Sectionals, Skate Canada Challenge, and/or the Canadian Figure Skating Championships

* opportunity and potential to be selected to represent Canada internationally



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Adult skating is growing in popularity and more and more clubs are offering recreational, test and competitive opportunities to this segment of the population. Adults participate in CanSkate, STARSkate and CanPowerSkate programs as well as on synchronized skating teams. Adult championships currently provide opportunities to adult skaters to experience the challenge of a competition in a fun, social environment. Skate Canada is currently expanding its programming in this area.

Session Qualifications:

Learning to skate. CanSkate Levels 1-6
Learning to skate for Hockey.
Must pass CANSkate Badge 1.
Junior (STARSkate)
Working on Skate Canada Primary Level Tests.
Star 1-5 ( Preliminary, Junior Bronze )
Intermediate (STARSkate)
Working on Skate Canada Intermediate Level Tests.
Senior Bronze, Junior Silver.
Senior (STARSkate)
Working on Skate Canada Senior Level Tests.
Senior Silver, Gold.

Open Session

Open to skaters qualified for Junior, Intermediate, and Senior sessions. This is a mixed level session.

In Pursuit of Excellence - Skate Canadas Guide to Long-Term Athlete Development


Skate Canada's newly developed comprehensive Long-Term Athlete Development model is designed to assist coaches, parents, volunteers and administrators create an environment that allows skaters to fully develop and reach their potential in the sport, regardless of whether their goals are recreational or competitive in nature.