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CANSKATE  is the "First Steps" to our "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. Your skater will earn badges and other incentives as he/she learns the fundamental skating skills. Lessons are in a group format and led by a CanSkate Certified Professional Coach. Professional Coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants (PA's). The Coach/student ratio is 1:10. 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.
Recommended amount; 1 or 2 days a week in Fall and/or Winter. 2 days/week in Summer.


Covid Update:

Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions, Learn to Skate instructors are unable to provide hands on support to skaters.

For Summer 2021 all skaters will need to be able to stand up & move forwards unassisted to register and participate in our learn to skate classes. Skaters may participate age 3+ if they are able to skate unassisted, and keep 6 feet from other skaters.


Program consists of: Stages 1-6 levels, and current fundamental movements plus four new components have been reconfigured into three fundamental areas. Balance, Control, and Agility.

Recommended amount; 1-3 days a week in Fall and/or Winter. 2 days/week in Summer


Summer 2021 CANSkate  - (June & July)

Day Date Time  # of Classes Cost No Skating Dates
Monday June 14 - July 26   5:15-6:00pm  7 $126.00  
Wednesday       June 16 - July 28   5:15-6:00pm  7 $126.00  
Monday/Wednesday       June 28 - July 28   6:15-7:00pm   10 $180.00  
Tuesday/Thursday       June 29 - July 29    6:15-7:00pm 10 $180.00  
Monday/Wednesday        June 28 - July 28   6:15-7:00pm 10 $180.00  



WINTER 2021 - (September to December)

Day Date Time # of Classes Cost No Skating Dates
 *Skaters must attend a minimum of 10 classes to receive a report card. This ensures a natural progression in the improvement of the skater to warrant a concise report card.
*Testing skaters abilities will be continuous throughout the session. 

1) Cancellation/Refund/Fee Policy: Any class adjustment fees (moving day, changing class, etc.) pay balance of next program. No switching days because of missed classes or to make up days. No refund available for any reason. Family credit only with doctor’s note (credit expires in 12 months from issuing date).

2) Registration: If your skater already has a pre-existing Uplifter profile, please do not create a new profile for your skater as their previous levels passed will not be transferred to the new account.

3) Club Information: Please ensure you have given a current email address on the registration form as all notices and newsletters will be sent via email for the upcoming season. It is your responsibility to check these notices or the SASC website: for all skating information.

4) Equipment: Skater must supply their own skates, hockey helmet (no bike helmets), mitts and warm winter clothing. Please be sure your child's skates are fit properly and are sharpened. They are able to sit down/stand up in their track/snow pants. This ensures optimal performance for the individual skater.

5) Class Description: This program teaches the fundamentals of skating (forward, backward, stopping, turning and jumping) while emphasizing fun and fitness. Children are prepared for Hockey, Ringette, Speed Skating, or our next figure skating program, Jumpstart. Minimum age requirement is 5 years of age or passed our Pre-CanSkate program.
*Skate Canada Fee ($40.00): Payable once a season beginning on September 1st of every year (Not included in the prices)
What Happens After CanSkate? What Happens After CanSkate.pdf

St. Albert Skating Centre

We are located at:
Servus Credit Union Place
Troy Murray Arena
400 Campbell Rd.
St. Albert, AB, T8N 5A3  Phone: 780-458-8868
Email for Learn to Skate (Pre-Power, Teen/Adult, CanSkate, Pre-CanSkate):