CanSkate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What equipment is needed to participate in Pre-CanSkate or CanSkate?
They only equipment you need are skates, a CSA-Approved Hockey Helmet, long pants, mittens and a warm sweater or jacket.
2. What is the difference between Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate?
Pre-CanSkate has been designed for skaters who are not quite ready for the CanSkate Program. It works on basic balance and movements on the ice with limited speed. Not all skaters will start in this program; If your child has some experience or moves well naturally on the ice, they will be evaluated under the CanSkate Program. Our sessions can have a mixture of groups with some working on Pre-CanSkate and some working on CanSkate.
Skaters are grouped on the ice based on their skating level as well as their age. Each group will have one CanSkate Coach and there may be additional help from our trained Program Assistants (PAs).
3. How do the coaches know my child's skating level?
If your child has joined a Skate Regina program in the past, their assessments will be tracked in our database. Each session coach will have a list of the skaters prior assessments to make the on-ice groups. If your child is new with Skate Regina, the coach will group them by age and then will move them into the appropriate group on the ice if changes need to be made.
4. Can I look up my child's previous CanSkate Assessments?
Yes! We have all Skate Regina's skater assessments on our database. You can log in to your account and choose the participant you want to see information for. Click the Achievement Tab and navigate into the different levels (CanSkate, CanPower, STAR Skate, etc.).
Report cards are handed out for all group Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, Advanced CanSkate, Pre-Power, and Parent and Tot Sessions. The only exception is that Fall Skating does not hand out report cards/achievements since the Fall session only runs for 4 weeks.