CanSkate: Learn to Skate!

CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages.

Learn to Skate with Whistler Skating ClubWhen 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.

The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. 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. CanSkate is the feeder program to all other Skate Canada Skating Programs, and is presented by BMO Financial Group, reflecting their commitment to grassroots development.

DATES & TIMES: CanSkate:2018/2019 Ages 4-12:  Thursdays: 4:45pm-5:45pm, Sept. 27 to Dec.13  OR Thursdays:  5:00pm to 5:45pm, Jan. 17 to March 14  OR  Thursdays: 5:00pm to 5:45pm, April 11 to June 13

Why sign up for CanSkate?

CanSkate is Canada’s only national learn-to-skate program. It was developed by experts to teach the fundamentals of skating in a progressive and sequential manner.

When you/your child registers for a CanSkate program at your local Skate Canada club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. Membership benefits in the CanSkate program can include:

  • Whistler Skating Club CanSkatebadges
  • stickers
  • tattoos
  • colouring sheets
  • parent information sheets
  • progress updates and report cards
  • special CanSkate events and club functions
  • opportunity to participate in a positive healthy lifestyle activity


Registration Options

  1. Online (link is external)(link is external) for all programs except Flexreg. (Flexreg programs can be identified by the letter F beside the program title.)
  2. In Person at Meadow Park Sports Centre or the Myrtle Philip Community School
  3. By Phone at 604-935-PLAY (7529)


Please go to Whistler Recreation Guide and navigate  to “Arena Programs” and view pages 58 and 59 for program descriptions.