North Toronto Skating Club

Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate Age 3 – 4 with Parent

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Parent & Tot – 30 minute group lesson with parent
This class is for 3 – 4 year olds accompanied by a skating parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must be comfortable on skates and be able to assist the child during the lesson.

  • All child skaters are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.
  • It is highly recommended that the parent/guardian attending with the child wear a CSA approved hockey helmet to participate in these sessions.
  • Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

The parent or guardian must pay the annual Skate Canada fee before being allowed on the ice. This fee provides accident insurance for the parent or guardian.

Please Note: For insurance coverage purposes, the parent or guardian who signs up for the class must attend each week. No substitutions!

Learn to Skate Age 3 – 5

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CanSkate A – 30 minute group lesson
Beginner to CanSkate level 2 taught by Skate Canada coaches.
This is a first introduction to skating. The skaters will learn the basics of skating such as falling down and getting up by themselves, moving forwards and backwards across the ice and feeling comfortable on the ice. In this class, skating is combined with games and lots of fun.

  • 3 year olds are taught in groups of up to 5 skaters
  • 4 – 5 year olds are taught in groups of up to 7 skaters
  • All skaters are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.
  • Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

Daytime classes will be offered only if numbers permit.

Learn to Skate Age 6 – 9

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Canskate B – 60 minute session
Beginner through CanSkate level 6 taught in groups of up to 10 skaters.
This program is divided up into 6 Stages. Skaters earn ribbons for Balance, Control and Agility to earn their Stage badge. After completion of Stage 6 the skater is ready to take skating to a new level in our STARSkate program.

  • 15 minutes of supervised practice time
  • 15 minute group warm up with a Skate Canada coach
  • 30 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach

All skaters are required to wear a CSA Approved hockey helmet. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.

Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

Learn to Skate Age 10 – 17

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IntroSkate – 60 minute session
Beginner through CanSkate level 6 taught in groups of up to 10 skaters.
This program is perfect for the late starter and designed to build balance, strength and confidence on the ice in a fun environment. Skaters progress at their own rate through the CanSkate Stages.

  • 45 minute group lesson with a Skate Canada coach
  • 15 minutes of free practice time (Private coaching available)

CSA Approved hockey helmets are recommended for skaters of all levels. Face masks are highly recommended for beginner skaters.

Snow pants or waterproof pants and a warm jacket with gloves or mitts are recommended.

Learn more about the CanSkate program here: SkateCanada CanSkate Program

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