The Pre-Canskate Program is a 30 minute non-parented class for children ages 3-5 who have not had any significant time on skates. It is designed to introduce children to the ice and help them become comfortable. Professional Coaches teach the mechanics and proper technique for skating and offer a complete series of balance, control and agility skills that will help prepare skaters for any ice skating sport or recreational skating. We have trained Program Assistants (PA’s) who provide on-ice support to coaches and skaters during the season.
CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for skaters in stages 1-5 (including Pre-Canskate) and must be within 5 years of the manufacture date on the CSA sticker. Private or semiprivate lessons can also be arranged with one of our certified professional coaches at your discretion.
All skaters must be registered with the club prior to skating on the ice. For safety reasons, skaters should wear gloves or mittens. Beginning skaters in CanSkate Levels 1 to 5 must wear an ice-approved helmet—a CSA approved hockey helmet that has not expired (cannot use past 5-year expiry date) – NO bicycle or skate-boarding helmets allowed. No parent or siblings will be allowed on the ice at any time. No food or drinks are allowed outside the designated eating areas, which are the warm room and bleachers. There is to be no food or drinks in any change rooms, or in the ‘visitors’ and ‘home boxes’. The board and the coaches would like to ask the parents once the skating session has started to please leave the penalty box area as this is distracting for both skaters and coaches. It is strongly recommended parents watch their children from the warm room area. Inclement Weather: Snowstorms or hazardous driving conditions may result in cancellations. A notice will also be published on Facebook and on the club website www.westelginskatingclub.ca. In some cases, these closures may occur without much notice. We will make every effort to make up sessions for cancellations due to inclement weather. Communication: News and information about the club and events is available from:
- Club Newsletter
- Club email
- Bulletin Board – Located outside of Dressing Room # 1
- Club Website: westelginskatingclub.ca
- Changing Room assignments are posted on the Arena white board. This is located to the right (southside) wall, by the Arena entry/exit doors.
Starting September 26, 2022 to March 29, 2023
Pre-CanSkate (30 Minute Sessions)
Pre-CanSkate Program Fee: $100
Plus Skate Canada Fee: $45 (Non-Refundable)
- Add a Second Session for $25
- Sibling Discount of 2 or more children is $50
- Session E: Monday 5:20 to 5:50pm
- Session F: Monday 6:05 to 6:35pm
- Session G: Wednesday 5:20 to 5:50pm
- Session H: Wednesday 6:05 to 6:35pm