Adult skating is growing in popularity and more and more clubs are offering recreational, test and competitive opportunities to this segment of the population. Adults participate in CanSkate, STARSkate and CanPowerSkate programs as well as on Synchronized Skating teams. Adult championships currently provide opportunities to adult skaters to experience the challenge of a competition in a fun, social environment. Skate Canada is currently expanding its programming in this area.
CanSkate is a small group Learn-to-Skate program designed for beginning and recreational skaters, ages 4 and up. Skaters are assessed on a continual basis and are awarded badges upon successfully completing each level of skills. Children in the CanSkate program should wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing that will keep them warm throughout the lesson. They are required to wear hockey or ringette helmets.
*Helmet Use Policy: This is a proactive safety measure to help protect members in the early stages of the CanSkate program and prevent future injuries to its members that are learning how to skate.
*Please note: Although face masks are not mandatory, Century Skating Club recommends young skaters may benefit from the added protection.
CanSkate or StarSkate skaters who show potential as competitive skaters can move into Competitive Skate. Competitive Skate incorporates a series of tests and other training opportunities to help competitiors advance from provincial to national championships and beyond, in Singles, Pairs or Ice Dancing.
Fitness On Ice (POWER)
Fitness on Ice is an introductory program designed to teach basic skating skills and techniques in a power skating specific environment. Its progressive format is presented in 3 sequential levels. Focus is on the basic fundamentals including balance skills, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility skills.
Learn To Figure Skate
The Learn to Figure Skate Program is a group program designed for recreational skaters of more advanced skill. Skaters are assessed on a continual basis and are awarded badges upon successful completion of each set of skills.
Off-Ice training and physical fitness is essential for skaters and a part of training for our sport that helps to ensure that skaters are developing appropriate levels of physical strength. Our off-ice training consists of Plyometrics, Stretching, Strength, Yoga, Circuits, Ballet and Jumps.
PrePower is an introductory program designed to teach basic skating skills and techniques in a power skating specific environment. Its progressive format is presented in 3 sequential levels. Focus is on the basic fundamentals including balance skills, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility skills.
Synchronized skating, or "synchro" is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.
StarSkate group lessons are for those who prefer to learn to figure skate in a group setting. The 3 disciplines in a skating (skating skills, free skate and dance) are introduced in a 1 hour and 45 minute lesson format. Formal testing by Skate Canada judges and test completion certificates are available in each discipline. Coaching costs are shared by the skaters in the group and are paid directly to the coach.
StarSkate (Formerly known as the Test program)
StarSkate offers skaters an opportunity to learn and develop more advanced skating technique in free skating, ice dancing, skating skills and artistic skating. StarSkate skaters may also take optional tests and participate in StarSkate competitions in each of these areas. StarSkate skaters work individually and occasionally in small groups with private coaches to attain test certificates from Preliminary to Gold levels.
**All sessions are non-refundable**
Cost includes class payments and adminstration fees.
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