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Registration for spring programs will open in early March 2024.

It all starts with CanSkate!!


Learn to Skate

CanSkate - youth, teens & adults



Skate Canada's national learn to skate program.

This program is available for skaters of all ages (3 years of age and up) with no, little or some skating experience.

Skaters will learn skills to allow them to enjoy recreational skating with friends and/or participate in ice sports such as figure skating, hockey, speed skating and ringette.

Pre-CanSkate - for skaters 3 and 4 years old. No experience is necessary.

CanSkate - for skaters 4 to 12 years old. No experience is necessary.

Teen/Adult CanSkate - for skaters 12 years of age and up. No experience is necessary.

Advanced CanSkate - for skaters who want to work on the higher level CanSkate badges to improve their skating skills. Skaters must have completed stage 2 and have 2 out of 3 ribbons from the CanSkate stage 3 level.


Figure Skating

STARSkate & Competitive



Skate Canada's figure skating programs.

StarSkate is available to skaters that want to pursue the wonderful sport of figure skating.

Future Stars - Intro to Figure Skating - for skaters who want to pursue figure skating. Skaters must have completed stage 2 and have 2 out of 3 ribbons from the CanSkate stage 3 level.

Star Group - for skaters at the STAR 1 or 2 level who would like a group format style for lessons.

STARSkate - individual practice & private lesson format. Skaters must have completed all six stages of CanSkate (or equivalent) or Star Group. Levels are Star 1 to 5 and STAR 6 to Gold. Skaters learn/practice the 5 disciplines of figure skating: Free Skating, Ice Dance, Skating Skills, Artistic and Synchronized Skating.

Competitive Skate - individual & private lesson format. Skaters in the competitive stream compete at the Pre-Juvenile to the Senior level.

Adult Skating

Learn to Skate & Figure Skating


CanSkate and STARSkate

Skate Canada's learn to skate & figure skating programs.

We are proud that so many adult skaters call Rideau Skating Club home, From our learn to skate adults in our Teen/Adult CanSkate program to our adults that compete at national and international competitions, we have them all.

Adults, young and old are welcome to join us for training, competing and continuing a lifetime of skating passion.