Our Programs

CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program for beginners of any age that teaches fundamental movements and basic skills. CanSkate. CanPowerSkate focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance skills, all of which are especially important for hockey and ringette players.

A 30 minute program for young skaters ages 3 to 6. No previous skating experience is required. Small group environment where 3 levels of skills are taught. Skaters are encouraged to stand and get up on their own, gain a sense of balance and control. Children are grouped by ability. Skaters who complete all of the Precanskate levels move on to Canskate regardless of age.   All participants must provide their own skates and hockey helmets. Please see the Equipment tab for details and videos regarding proper equipment.


Precanskate Rules

Please ensure that you read and follow the rules listed below.

  • C.S.A. approved HOCKEY HELMETS with full face protection are MANDATORY for skaters in PrecanSkate
  • Parents are ultimately responsible for the actions and behaviour of their children. A parent or guardian must be present in the arena or lobby at all times while their child is on the ice.
  • Parents / Guardians are responsible for providing appropriate and properly maintained equipment for participants.
  • Parents are prohibited from the ice surface. Parents are not to interrupt the Professional Coaches or Program Assistants during the sessions.
  • Parents are to direct any questions and/or concerns to the convener.
  • All programs are subject to change. MSC reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. The MSC Board of Directors reserves the right to suspend or terminate a skater’s privileges after notification of improper behaviour of the skater and/or parent.
  • MSC reserves the right to use photographs of skaters (no names used) taken during regular program sessions and special events for promotional materials such as brochures, advertisements, website, unless notified otherwise in writing by parents or guardians.
  • ICE TIME LOST DUE TO MISSED LESSONS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED OR RESCHEDULED. CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER OR OTHER ARENA CLOSURES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED OR RESCHEDULED

A 50 minute lesson for skaters ages 6 to 12 where a complete series of balance, control and agility skills are taugh. We keep track of your childs progression through the badges and group them accordingly.

The sessions begin with a group warm up, followed by group instruction led by a NCCP train coach. Every lesson will finish with a cool down. Canskater’s learn and practice new skills, and will be rewarded ribbons and badges when elements are mastered.

All participants must provide their own skates and hockey helmets. Please see the Equipment tab for details and videos regarding proper equipment.


Canskate Rules

Please ensure that you read and follow the rules listed below.

  • C.S.A. approved HOCKEY HELMETS with full face protection are MANDATORY for skaters in CanSkate
  • Parents are ultimately responsible for the actions and behaviour of their children. A parent or guardian must be present in the arena or lobby at all times while their child is on the ice.
  • Parents / Guardians are responsible for providing appropriate and properly maintained equipment for participants.
  • Parents are prohibited from the ice surface. Parents are not to interrupt the Professional Coaches or Program Assistants during the sessions.
  • Parents are to direct any questions and/or concerns to the on ice convener.
  • All programs are subject to change. MSC reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. The MSC Board of Directors reserves the right to suspend or terminate a skater’s privileges after notification of improper behaviour of the skater and/or parent.
  • MSC reserves the right to use photographs of skaters (no names used) taken during regular program sessions and special events for promotional materials such as brochures, advertisements, website, unless notified otherwise in writing by parents or guardians.
  • ICE TIME LOST DUE TO MISSED LESSONS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED OR RESCHEDULED. CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER OR OTHER ARENA CLOSURES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED OR RESCHEDULED

The Milton Skating Club welcomes skaters with disabilities to participate in our programs.

We offer fully integrated classes and would be able to accommodate skaters.

In order to register for an Inclusion program, please proceed to the registration pages and add a note to your registration,

or call the office and we will be able to find the most suitable program for your child.

A 50 minute lesson for skaters 13 and older who are interested in learing to skate in an age approporiate group. A complete series of balance, control and agility skills are taugh. The sessions begin with a group warm up, followed by group instruction led by a NCCP train coach. Every lesson will finish with a cool down. Skaters are expected to learn and practice new skills. This is a great way for parents and older children to learn a new skill while enjoying each others company in a welcoming and fun environment.

All participants must provide their own skates and hockey helmets. Please follow this link to the Equipment information page EQUIPMENT INFORMATION.


Schedule

Follow the links below for information on Ice Schedule for Pre CanSkate and CanSkate.

 

More Information

Click here to review  What you will need

How to prepare for your skating lessons:
  • Get your skates sharpened
  • Make sure your helmet fits
  • Pack your mittens or gloves.
  • Pack an old rag to wipe your blades with after your lesson.
  • Practice putting on your skates and tying them, if you need help then watch our video on how to tie skate under the Equipment section of the page.

On the first day:

  • Arrive early and check in at the Learn to Skate table, this is usually a very busy time often resulting in a line up for tag collection.
  • Collect your name tag and your coloured skate tag from the table.
  • Proceed to the dressing rooms to put on your skates. Dressing rooms are located on the side of the rink opposite the stadium seating.
  • Clip your name tag onto your zipper pull or pocket and pin the skate tag onto the very bottom lace of your skate.
  • Skaters then wait at the rink door until they are welcomed onto the ice by a coach or Program Assistant (PA).
  • Parents MUST stay in the arena. Parents are welcome to watch their children from the stadium seats, or from the viewing area of the lobby. Please do not use the player’s benches or the penalty box. We reserve these areas for our equipment and a designated first aid area.
  • During the first few lessons your child may be moved between groups, we continually assess the skaters so that they are with children of like abilities.
  • At the end of the lesson, collect your child at the opposite end of the rink from where you dropped them off.


Online: Click on the link below

REGISTER NOW

If you are NEW to the skating club by following the link above, you will be able to create an account and begin the registration process.

While completing the account information use yourself as the member and your skaters as the participants.

By Phone:

Call us on 905-878-9311

In Person: 

During regular office hours, a member of our team will be able to help guide you through the registration process.

Click HERE for office hours.

Does my child need experience to register for Precanskate or Canskate lessons?

No. Both are Learn to skate programs which teach children of all abilities.

Do I need my own equipment?

Yes. Please refer to the Equipment section of this page for more information on equipment and where to buy it.

How do I register my child in the right level?

Make sure that you have the correct group (Precanskate/Canskate) and we will do the rest. If you have skated with us before we will have record of all of your child’s skating achievements. If you are new to MSC we will assess your child’s skills and then place them in the appropriate group. Usually this will happen during the first week.

I have a scheduling conflict can I switch classes?

MSC will try to accommodate parents that need to change days or time that their children skate. If there is room in classes to switch the skaters to we can do that with you in the office. Please note that there could be a small fee for the switch depending on the number of classes left.

I don’t think my child is ready for group skating lessons can I get a refund?

We recommend having a conversation with the On Ice Convener or the Canskate Coordinator, they may be able to make suggestions to help your child enjoy their lessons. Together you can make the best plan of action. If withdrawal is the best step then we offer a family credit onto your MSC account, it is calculated by the registration fee less the number of classes that have passed and an administration fee of $35.

My child is injured and will need to withdraw?

If your child is injured and has been advised not to continue skating, we will be able to refund you once a doctor’s note has been provided. It is calculated by the registration fee less the number of classes that have passed and a $35 administration fee.

My child will miss a class can we have a makeup class?

NO. MSC does not offer make up classes for missed classes.

Can I drop my child off at the arena and then leave?

NO. A parent or other responsible adult needs to be in the arena or lobby during class.

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