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Start & End Date: Dec 1, 2020 - Mar 30, 2021
Day / Time: 6:15-6:55 Tuesdays and Fridays
Location: The Meaford Skating Club, The Meaford Skating Club
Registration Begins: November 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Registration Cut-off: March 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Number of Events 35

Program runs Tuesday December 1 - Tuesday March 30. No skating Dec 21 - Jan 1.
Canskate will run on March Break. 2 day program only. Max 21 registrants.
Tuesday’s and Fridays 6:15-6:55 (note the 5 minute later start)

Who is the CanSkate Coach?

At the beginning of our season Teagan Davies will be assessing the skill level of each child in CanSkate and placing the children in the appropriate skill group. A Program Assistant will be assigned to each group of children and will assist Teagan in teaching the necessary skills at each level. Teaching is taught through interactive games, movement and music.

What you will need for the CanSkate program:

*Warm clothes that allow easy movement of arms and legs
*Warm mitts – ones that wick away the water, not cotton.
*Properly fitted and sharpened skates – bob skates are not suitable as they can easily fall off
*Properly fitted helmet-All skaters in the CanSkate Programs Beginner to Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet to be permitted on the ice, no exceptions.
*Registration fees & bond payment authorizations must be received before your child(ren) are allowed on the ice.
*Please be advised that permanent markers are used on the ice surface for the purpose of setting up drills and courses.

What to pack in your skating bag:

*Extra mittens – ones that wick away the water, not cotton.
*Clean, dry towel for drying blades after each session, paper towels don’t soak up well enough.
*Skate guards- do not put guards back on your skates after you have skated, keep them off to allow for your blades and guards to dry.
*CSA approved hockey Helmet. Bike helmets are NOT allowed.

What do I do when I arrive at the arena?

Check the monitor upon entering to see which changerooms are allotted for Canskate each day. Once the skaters are ready for the session they are to line up at the ice entrance. No skaters are permitted to enter the ice surface until the CanSkate director comes to the door and asks them to go on. Parents and/or someone designated by a child’s parent must remain at the arena with their children during the skating session. We have volunteers to assist the skaters onto the ice surface. Please take a seat in the stands and do not crowd the door.

Please note that no one is permitted on the ice surface with or without skates unless they are registered and paid in full.


All communication will be sent to parents via email. This includes all newsletters, volunteer schedules, special event notices, and general club communication. In an effort to do our part for the environment, we are going green. Therefore paper copies will not be given out.