About Us

Updated Saturday August 13, 2016 by Skate Canada Shelburne.

Skate Canada has been providing skating programs to communities across the country for over 60 years.  We offer PreCanSkate, CanSkate & StarSkate programs under the guidance of our NCCP professional coaches and our trained Program Assistants.

Our MISSION is to provide skating lessons to the youth of our community, following the Skate Canada Long Term Athlete Development principles.  The curriculum and delivery methods are guaranteed to help skaters succeed in developing stronger basic skills in a faster timeframe.  These Skate Canada programs include skills specific to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating.

Our FOCUS is on fun, participation and skill development.  Our skaters enjoy their fast paced lessons set to music with lots of props and encouragement from coaches and Program Assistants.  Our skaters enjoy many special events over the season from Bring a Friend to Skate Night, our CanSkate Olympics, Hallowe'en Skate, Santa Skate, and end each season with our Carnival celebration.

 

Curious about what a typical CanSkate session looks like? Please have a look at the following YouTube video by Skate Canada. It features Canadian Olympic athletes Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, NHL player Matt Duchene, and speed skater Ivanie Blondin.

https://youtu.be/9Z7KBWwpVgU