CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program designed for beginner skaters of all ages. The program focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Badges are earned as participant learns the fundamental skating skills.
The CanSkate program focuses on the development of balance, control and agility which is organized into six stages of learning. Each stage has a primary focus. When the skills of each stage are mastered, a ribbon is awarded to the skater for each skill component: balance, control and agility. Once the skater has achieved all 3 ribbons for the level they receive their badge moving on to the next stage. CanSkate badges for the six stages are listed below.
CanSkate Stage Ribbons and Badges