Skating is one of the most popular sports in the world today. In Canada more than six million people lace up skates every year, and there are many winter celebrations that feature skating. Through the inclusive programming we offer, we encourage people to become involved and stay involved for life.

 

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LEARN TO SKATE

30 MINUTES IN LENGTH

Designed for children ages 3 – 5 with little or no experience to introduce skaters to the ice. Program is lead by a certified profession coach and program assistants. CSA-approved helmets are mandatory. Remember to dress in layers!

Two Sessions will run for 10 weeks each.

Friday evenings from 4:45 – 5:15pm. Start date is Sept – Dec, 2019 AND Jan – Mar, 2019

***Capacity has been met for this program. Please check back soon for more registration options.

 

CANSKATE

45 MINUTES IN LENGTH

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development.  Designed for beginners, as well as for those wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus be for figure skating, hockey, speed skating, ringette or just skating for fun. Badges, ribbons and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation. All you need: skates, a CSA-approved helmet, long pants, mittens, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

Sessions will run for 20 weeks.

Monday evenings from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. Start date is September 24, 2018

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FUTURE STARS BRIDGING

60 MINUTES IN LENGTH

An introduction to the StarSkate and/or the Competitive stream of figure skating. This is a fast track program for skaters who have been identified as having an aptitude for figure skating. Entrance to the program is strictly by letter of invitation, or at the discretion of the CanSkate Coach. The program offers a 30-minutes structured group lesson, 30 minutes of practice time and/or private lesson time. It is encourage that skaters in the Bridge program start private lessons with one of our certified coaches to enhance their progression.

Sessions will run for 20+ weeks.

Monday evenings from 6:15 – 7:30 pm.    AND/OR

Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Start date is September, 2018

 

EDGES, CIRCLES AND AGILITY 

30 MINUTES IN LENGTH

This program teaches extreme balance routines to enhance body positioning. The focus will be on improving overall conditioning such as one-foot stops, explosive acceleration, forwards and backwards edgework, forward and backward cross-overs and sharp turns.

Session will run for 20 weeks.

Friday evenings from 5:15 – 5:45 pm. Start date is September, 2018

 

TEEN AND ADULT SKATE

30 MINUTES IN LENGTH

The Teen & Adult skate program at SSC takes all of the elements of our CanSkate and STARSkate programs and combines them in a format appropriate for our teen and adult skaters. This is a wonderful program for teens and adults learning to skate as well as those looking to improve upon existing skating skills.

This program will be available upon request.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SKATING

Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice skates. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior), and at local, national, and international competitions. Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment.

 

STAR SKATE

STAR 1-5 competition program is where figure skating begins! It introduces participants to key components of figure skating including performance, assessment, and competition. This national program emphasizes key skills such as turns, stroking, jumps, spins, and different aspects of performance that have been designated by figure skating experts as necessary for development and progression in the sport. It is important to note that every skater is unique and will advance at different rates due to various factors such as growth spurts and participation.  To accommodate individual needs, the STAR 1-5 competition program is designed to be fluid and allow skaters to progress at their own pace, even skipping levels if appropriate; skaters may move through several levels in a season or stay at the same level – it’s all dependent on individual athlete development.

For more information please refer to our contact page with a listing of Club Coaches.

                     

COMPETITIVE SKATE

The Competitive Test Program is a testing program for skaters in singles, pairs and dance wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada. Skaters take tests specific to the discipline (Singles, Pairs and Dance) in which they wish to compete. For optimal skater benefit, the Selkirk Skating Club has recommended a minimum number of registered skating days per level. See each level for recommendations.          

COMPETITIVE SKATE PRE-REQUISITES

Junior *Minimum Registered Days: 2*

  • Completed CanSkate Stage 6 OR are able to do the following: Waltz Jump, Salchow, Toe Loop.
  • Must have a professional coach.

Intermediate  *Minimum Registered Days: 2*

  • 2 Complete Preliminary Tests (Any 2 complete Freeskate, Skills or Dance).
  • Must have a professional coach.

Competitive *Minimum Registered Days: 3*

  • Must have a professional coach.
  • 2 Complete Senior Bronze Tests (Any 2 complete Freeskate, Skills or Dance)

 

For more information on any program please contact Jessica Cyr: 204-485-3814     jessica.l.cyr@hotmail.com