The Community for Skating in Ontario

Adaptive CanSkate 

Adaptive CanSkate is a program for skaters who require extra support on the ice . Skaters of all abilities will participate  In a fun 30 minute on ice  session, skaters will learn to balance and move forward, to move backward and stop, to stride, jump & turn in small group settings with specially trained  Professional, NCCP certified coaches assisted by trained, volunteer Program Assistants use fun music, brightly coloured teaching aids, hockey sticks, bubbles, games and hoola hoops to motivate and inspire skating! Skaters earn ribbons and other incentives as they learn fundamental skating skills. Our coach:student ratio is based on the needs of each individual skater. Please email to discuss the specific needs of your skater before registering for this class 


What should my skater wear to CanSkate

All participants are required to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet (cage optional).   Mittens, splash or snow pants, and layers with a warm sweater or coat.

What about skates?

The most important piece of equipment are your skates! Look for good ankle support and the correct fit.  Hockey skates are great beginning

skates.  Figure skates (used or new) from a reputable skating store (ie. Figure Skating Boutique ) will have good support, also the "Jackson" brand at Canadian Tire is a good option for CanSkaters wanting a figure skate.  Keep in mind that the toe pick should never be shaved off.   Avoid skates from local hardware stores and we do not recommend the plastic buckle type of skate because the latches open when kids fall, and they do not allow for the bending of ankles needed for developing power and speed.   Adjustable sized skates are not recommended as they make balancing very difficult and frustrating for skaters.   EGSC coaches have experience fitting skates, so feel free to ask us for an assessment.

Be sure to SHARPEN your skates before using them!  Or your skater  will slip and fall like Bambi!