PASC offers a wide range of Programs to meet your skater's needs.
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PASC Programs are appropriate for all genders and the right program is just waiting for you!
PresCanSkate is a basic learn to skate program for children who have never been on skates or who are between the ages of 3 to 5 years. This program is designed to give young children a positive first experience on the ice. Skaters learn through creative activities, playing and teaching methods are all designed to be appropriate for this age and skill level. Positive reinforcement and having fun are the two major objectives of this fun filled program. Helmets are mandatory.
CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. Professional coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning. Helmets are mandatory
The Advanced Canskate group is an advanced learn to skate program for higher level Canskaters interested in going into Figure Skating. This program is an excellent introduction into the STAR test and Competitive streams. The major difference between Canskate and Advanced Canskate is the additional 1 hour and 15 minutes of ice time per week, more challenging skills, and total ice development exercises. The skaters spend 1 hour on ice (2 days per week) with a Professional Coach. The ice will be shared with Junior Star Skaters offering a look at what advancing will be like.
Pre-PowerSkate focuses on hockey/ringette skills. Participants will learn and develop skills such as: balance, stopping, turning, power and agility. Lessons are given in a group format and led by a certified NCCP and Power skate coach. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ ringette equipment that is CSA approved. Skaters should have a basic skill set for skating (forwards, backwards, stopping, getting up after falling) prior to registering in this program.
PowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. PowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. Its unique skill award program provides motivation for skaters to continue to achieve. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. Skaters should be able to skate forward, backward and be able to stop.
Strictly Figure Skating, the STAR program gives skaters an opportunity to try Skate Canada tests and / or attend local, provincial, national, world and Olympic level competitions. The Skate Canada STAR Skate program offers skaters a chance to take optional tests in free skating, ice dancing, skating skills and several other areas. These tests challenge a skater to learn and develop more advanced figure skating skills. Test Skaters work independently and with group and/or private coaches to attain certificates from Preliminary to Gold. Recommended for higher level CanSkaters or skaters interested in taking up the sport of Figure Skating.
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Star Skaters may skate 2 to 5 days per week and costs are based on the number of hours per week the skater has chosen to skate.
A Base Registration fee is applied and then extra ice time is added to this. Please note that costs are for ice time only, coaching fees are additional.
All Star Skills Development
This exciting new session will be offered to all Starskaters from the Jr to Sr Levels this season! We will be working on a variety of important skill development for the skaters. The skaters need an understanding of how to use their edges and turns to develop an excellent warmup. This session will work on developing self motivation and learning how to train "smart" and independently, so ice time is not wasted. They will have goals to achieve for incentives (fun stuff/prizes). They'll learn to combine turns and edges with upper body choreography and movement. Learning how to finish elements with poise, etc. We will use music & different rhythm exercises to develop the skaters ability to interpret music using all their basic skills! Please note that costs are for ice time only. Coaching fees are additional.
This is time for Star Skaters to spend a bit of extra time working on their skills. Generally held before school at that Art Hauser. It is mostly self directed.