Program Descriptions

We want the skaters in our club to be able to participate in sport and be as safe as possible while doing so.  Please see our COVID updates below in RED.

This section will be reviewed regularly and may change as Skate Canada updates their policies.

In Short:

  • Coaches and PA's must use verbal cues when instructing as much as possible.

  • Skaters must be as physically distanced as much as possible while on the ice surface.

  • Anyone participating in the activity (athlete, volunteer, official, etc.) should proactively and regularly check their health status (including taking their temperature and monitoring for any symptoms) in advance of arriving at the venue. Anyone due to participate who is feeling ill should not come to the venue. 

  • ALL Registration will be ONLINE and email money transfers to the club are preferred.

2022-2023 Program Information

TOTSkate

Description:  A Learn to skate program for younger skaters, aged 3-5 with little or no previous skating experience. 
Lessons are given in a group format. Each "tot" will have a designated helper. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.


The Helper must be a confident skater and can be a parent, older sibling, or other member of the "tots" cohort.


Options are available to have one of our StarSkaters be assigned to your child for the duration of the sessions.

Equipment Required:  

CSA approved helmet, Skates, warm clothing in layers.

Details:
10 sessions (30 minutes each) 
Sessions to start October 2.

 

Day/Time:

Sundays/10:30 - 11:00 AM

COST: $175 (Skate Canada Fee included)

PreCanSkate/CanSkate

Description:  CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long-term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

CanSkate is for beginners of all ages, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus is for figure skating, hockey, speed skating or just skating for fun.  CanSkate is taught by NCCP-trained professional coaches, assisted by trained program assistants. 

CanSkate is action, movement, and fun!

Lessons are given in a group format with a coach-to-student ratio of a maximum 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.

 

Equipment Required:  

CSA approved helmet, Skates, warm clothing in layers.

Details:

20 sessions (45 minutes each) 

Sessions to start October 2.

 

Day/Time:

Sundays/10:15 - 11:00 AM

Cost: $ 395 (Skate Canada Fee included)

The Online Registration Form is here

Please contact us if you have questions. 

Half season rates are available. Please contact us​ for details.

Junior/Senior STARSkate

Description: For those skaters who wish to progress beyond the levels of CanSkate. STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.

 

Junior skaters can still work on CanSkate skills in the Junior program before moving into the STAR levels.

 

Details:

Days/Times:

  • Sundays/9:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Tuesdays/4:45-6:45 PM

  • Fridays/3:30 - 5:30 PM

 

4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE:

OPTION 1
3 days per week Sunday/Tuesday/Friday
Cost:  $795.00 / year (includes $45 Mandatory Skate Canada Fee)

Includes: 15 min stroking lesson, 30 min group lesson, 1 private lesson every 2 weeks (10 private lessons total for season)

OPTION 2
2 days per week Sunday/Tuesday OR Tuesday/Friday OR Friday/Sunday
Cost:  $645.00 / year (includes $45 Mandatory Skate Canada Fee)


Includes: 15 min stroking lesson, 30 min group lesson, 1 private lesson every 2 weeks (10 private lessons total for season)

OPTION 3
1 day per week - choose either Sunday or Tuesday or Friday
Cost:  $565.00

Includes: 15 min stroking lesson, 30 min group lesson, 1 private lesson every 2 weeks (10 private lessons total for season)

OPTION 4
1 day per week - choose either Sunday or Tuesday or Friday
Cost:  $445.00

Includes: 15 min stroking lesson, 30 min group lesson (no private lessons included in option 4 pricing)
 

Note:  Should you wish extra private lessons, you must arrange these directly with the coaching staff. Each lesson is $12.  The coach who provides the extra lesson will bill you directly.

Half season rates are available. Please contact us for details.

 

The Online Registration Form is here

Membership Information

The Nanton Skating Club strives to offer quality programs at affordable prices. All members are required to fundraise and volunteer as part of the requirements.

 

Members are required to:

  • Attend the club Annual General Meeting TBD via Zoom (invitation to be sent by email to you two weeks prior to the meeting.)

  • Participate in fundraising activities annually - specific activities and instructions will be provided.

  • Volunteer for no less than one duty during the season (from the following list):

    • Dressing room parent

    • Carnival volunteer (several required)

    • Board Membership

    • Competition volunteer (several required)

    • Costume Room Coordinator