South Okanagan Skating Club



All skaters are required to come to the arena prepared with:

  • Skates
  • Helmet
  • Warm clothes (coat, snow pants, gloves)
  • A good learning attitude

Skaters must be prepared to work for 45mins, coaches and assistants will be near at all times to help, ability will not be a deuterating factor.

Please note: If skaters are unable to cooperate and/or show aggressive behavior towards our coaches, other skaters, or themselves we do ask parents to have them come back the following season. This includes but is not limited to; tantrums, kicking, hitting, screaming, crying, un-cooperative behavior, etc.

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Main Questions

Who can join?

The CanSkate program is geared to beginners of all ages…children, adults, newcomers to Canada and athletes with a disability (AWAD). Whether you are looking to improve basic skating skills for figure skating,  hockey, ringette or speed skating, or  wish to skate for recreation, fitness or fun, CanSkate will get you there.

What will they learn?

Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, the CanSkate program showcases a comprehensive series of balance, control and agility skills, using a nationally-tested and proven curriculum that supports skater success in developing stronger basic skills on the ice.

After CanSkate?

Skaters can choose any on ice root they please. Whether they choose to join StarSkate – figure skating (offered in SOSC), hockey, ringette, speed skating, CanPower, or recreational skating. CanSkate helps to build a base level for all on ice sports. So many options!

Why join CanSkate?

Provides skaters with a strong foundation for figure skating, hockey, speed skating and ringette.

Introduces a healthy, lifelong activity at an early age.

Promotes fun, fitness and participation for skaters of all ages, including adults.

Millions of Canadians, including World and Olympic figure skating champions and National Hockey League stars, have taken their first steps on the ice with the CanSkate program. Offered at clubs and skating schools across Canada and delivered by NCCP coaches, CanSkate will help you realize your skating goals.