Programs

We offer Skate Canada recreational and competitive programs for beginners to advanced skaters. Our programs are led by professional coaches who encourage individual achievement in a fun, positive environment.

Learn-to-skate / Recreational

Start to Skate (30 mins.) - Restricted to first time skaters ages 4-5 years old. In partnership with the City of Hamilton, this subsidized program is designed to develop balance, coordination and correct technique for forward skating, backward skating, stopping and jumping. All program instructors are NCCP certified professional coaches. Parent participation is optional (a $38 Skate Canada/Safe Sport fee will apply) - please contact our CanSkate Director at fsccanskatedirector@gmail.com. NOTE: If your child has previously registered in this program, please register for PreCanSkate or CanSkate.

PreCanSkate (30 mins.) - Recommended for skaters ages 3-5 years old. This program is designed to develop balance, coordination and rhythm though the use of music, to introduce the correct technique for forward skating, backward skating, stopping, turning, and jumping. The program also includes theme days, a family skate and Skate Canada achievement awards. All program instructors are NCCP certified professional coaches.

CanSkate (45 mins.) - Recommended for skaters ages 5-12 years old. Participants earn Skate Canada ribbons and badges starting at Stage 1 and work their way to Stage 6 as they progress through the CanSkate system. Skaters are taught the fundamentals of Balance, Agility and Control in a group format by NCCP certified professional coaches and trained Program Assistants. These sessions are for beginner skaters and returning skaters who have not passed Stage 6. CanSkate also includes regular theme days and a family skate. This program prepares skaters for figure skating, hockey, ringette, or recreational skating. Private lessons are available (a list of Professional Coaches is available on our website).

PreCan PowerSkate (30 mins.) - Recommended for skaters 4+ years old interested in developing skating skills for hockey. Designed for young skaters who can stand up on skates and move forward (shuffle, walk or glide). Previous experience in PreCanSkate or CanSkate is recommended. PreCanPower helps develop basic skating abilities in a power skating-specific environment. Hockey stick, CSA approved hockey helmet with full-face protection, hockey gloves and neck guard are required. - Equipment & Safety Tips for Parents

Teen/Adult - This program is a learn-to-skate program for teens and adults (min. age 13) that teaches the fundamentals of ice skating. No previous skating experience necessary. CSA approved helmet must be worn.

GroupSTAR (Stage 5 to STAR 1) - Taught in a 45 minute group format, this program is recommended for skaters that have passed CanSkate Stage 4 or higher who show an interest in continuing with the sport of Figure Skating. At this level skaters will be introduced to the STAR 1 program. Parents may wish to inquire about the benefits of private lessons.

Assessment: If you are not sure in which program to register your child, please contact our CanSkate Director at fsccanskatedirector@gmail.com.

Figure skating / Competitive

Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition - The STARSkate program teaches figure skating skills in group and/or private lesson format. ALL STARskaters must have a professional coach. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system.

Junior STARSkate (STAR 1-3) - Designed for skaters who are working on CanSkate Stage 5 or have been assessed by our coaching staff. The program includes a group lesson at each session. At this level skaters begin testing STAR 1- 3 and are also eligible to showcase their skills at competitions. All skaters must have a Private Coach and must skate a minimum of 2 days per week.

Intermediate STARSkate (STAR 2-3) - Designed for skaters working towards STAR 2 or above Freeskate and Skills. All Intermediate sessions include skills, stroking, freeskate and dance. As an Intermediate skater, opportunities are available to test STAR 2 - 3 and enter skating competitions. Skaters must skate a minimum of 2 days per week.

Senior STARSkate (STAR 4-10) - Designed for skaters working towards STAR 4 or above Freeskate and Skills. All Senior sessions include skills, stroking, freeskate and dance. Opportunities are available to test STAR 4 and above and to enter skating competitions. Skaters must skate a minimum of 3 days per week.

Synchro - Any STARSkaters interested in participating on a synchronized skating team, please contact Danielle and Miriya at steelcitysynchro@gmail.com.

Guest Skaters - Qualified Intermediate & Senior skaters who have another home club may skate at Flamboro Skating Club. Our guest skater fee is $20/session and must be paid at the office before entering the ice. Please contact the FSC at mail@flamboroskatingclub.com for availability sessions.