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CanSkate - Planned start date: January 2021. Stay tuned!




Teen / Adult CanSkate

Adult skating is growing in popularity and more and more clubs are offering recreational, test and competitive opportunities to this segment of the population. Adults participate in CanSkate, STARSkate and CanPowerSkate programs as well as on synchronized skating teams. Adult championships currently provide opportunities to adult skaters to experience the challenge of a competition in a fun, social environment. Skate Canada is currently expanding its programming in this area.

Rideau Skating Club is pleased to offer adult skating for those learning how to skate and for those that are experienced figure skaters.


One of our Teen/Adult CanSkate programs (Thursday and Friday) run for the Fall season only - 13 weeks - mid-September to December.

One of our Teen/Adult CanSkate programs (Thursday) runs for the Winter season only - 10 weeks - January to March.


For the 2019-2020 season, skaters must be twelve (12) years of age by December 31, 2019.


The forty (40) minute program consists of a 10 minute off ice warm up and three (3) 10 minute lessons with 3 different coaches. Skaters will leave the ice and the end of the lessons.

As skaters progress, they may choose to transfer to the full 50 minute CanSkate program. The program change sees the skaters taking part in in the 50 minute CanSkate program including the on-ice warm up, the group activity and the on ice cool down.

There will be an additional fee for any skater that transfers to the full CanSkate program. The program fees are pro-rated so the fee increase will be dependent on when the skater transfers programs.

Skaters earn ribbons and badges as skills are mastered.


CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for all CanSkaters.


For all of our CanSkate programs, our coaches are assisted by trained Program Assistants. Our Program Assistants attend a training course each year to ensure they have the skills necessary to assist our Professional Coaches to deliver a quality, safe program that is also fun for the skaters.