We recommend dressing in layers in comfortable and warm clothes. Skaters need to be able to move and get up when they fall. Splash pants over fleece or jogging pants are recommended. Mittens or gloves are mandatory (hockey gloves are not advised).
A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory until a skater completes the Stage 5 badge. Facemasks recommended for beginners.
Skates: hockey skates or figure skates. It is advised that they learn in the skates they will be skating in later. Plastic/molded skates are not recommended – they are hard for the little skaters to learn to bend their ankles while skating.
Our CANSkate program works within the Long Term Athlete Development Program, teaching balance, agility, and control. Our programs are run by NCCP Certified Coaches and Program Assistants. It is a fun and energetic environment with exciting teaching aids and awards.
We have many programs to help your skater advance in any and all sports, on and off the ice.
Pre-StarSkate is our Learn to Figure Skate program. Skaters continue to complete their CanSkate badges, while being introduced to basic spins and jumps. Skaters must have completed their Stage 4 badge or be recommended by a coach to qualify.
PLB is our Private Lessons for Beginners program. This session is for skaters who wish to receive private lessons to complement their skating program. Registration is only available in conjunction with another Learn to Skate program. A private coach is required and can be selected from our list of Club Coaches on our website. Lesson fees are in addition to Club membership fees and are paid directly to the coach.
Pre-CanSkate is our program for 2 (as of July 1st) and 3 year olds. The focus of Pre-CanSkate is to get skaters comfortable on the ice through the use of toys and games.
CanSkate is our program for skaters who are 4 years of age and older OR who have completed the Pre-CanSkate program. This is a Learn to Skate program for all ages and abilities. It will prepare skaters for all ice sports – figure skating, hockey, ringette and speed skating.
Hockey Skills is our CanSkate program with a focus on the skills required for hockey – edges, crossovers and advanced stops are some of the skills covered. Skaters must have completed CanSkate Stage 4 or be recommended by a coach to qualify.
Adult Learn to Skate is our Learn to Skate program for Adults wishing to learn to skate or improve the skills they already have. Adult Learn to Skate will run in conjunction with our Monday CanSkate program. A minimum of 3 participants will be required.
All registrations include the Skate Canada fee ($32.70) and the Safe Sport fee ($3), which covers the full season (September 1-August 31). Also included is a Club membership fee which will be charged based on session length e.g. Fall, Winter or Both.
There is also a Fundraising fee ($40) added to all memberships (excluding Pre-CanSkate). This is for the Ontario Skaters' Promotional Contest booklets. Your $40 can be recouped by selling 20 raffle tickets for $2 each.
OSC reserves the right to change prices or schedules without notice. Ice cancellations due to arena unavailability, weather, or unforeseen issues are not the responsibility of our Club.