Designed for skaters eager to move into the figure skating programs. Skaters must be identified from our CanSkate program by Coaches as having an aptitude for skating. Evaluation session will be setup prior to registration. Skaters in this program are must skate 2 sessions per week, the second session being an Accelerated CanSkate session. This session is intended for skaters up to the age of 8 years as of July 1st as of the beginning of the skating year (Sept - Mar).
In our Academy sessions we have fewer skaters on the ice to allow for more movement. The teaching format is also different than in a regular CanSkate program, as the program and lesson plan will be individualized to the skaters/groups. Academy Can-Skate is a good introduction to the Figure Skating teaching format. The lesson plan will follow more of a STARSkate approach rather than a CanSkate approach in terms of team teaching and format. All sessions will still have the following components – warm-up, lesson time and cool-down.
During the Academy session, the coach and skaters will not necessarily be focusing on Canskate elements (to pass stages), but rather on figure skating elements. Distribution of ribbons and badges will not be the focus of Academy sessions but will occur in the skaters Accelerated CanSkate session.