Winter 2017 Registration is OPEN


Some of the best skaters in the world learned to skate with CanSkate including:

Olympic figure skaters;
Olympic speed skaters;
men’s and women’s Olympic hockey players;
and NHL players.


  • Provides kids with the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, speed skating and ringette.
  • Introduces a healthy, lifelong activity at an early age.
  • Promotes fun, fitness and participation.


2016 OTF Grow Grant Recipient 

Funding provided by the Foundation will expand programming, increase group lessons, and many other exciting changes! 

Learn to Skate with Skate Amherstburg!


 An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.


Learn-to-Skate for hockey, figure skating, fitness or recreation, for everyone ages 3+. We offer Skate Canada sanctioned recreational programs with NCCP Certified Professional Coaches. 


Is downloadfor skaters ages 3 and up who are interested in learning to skate. For very young children, who are just beginning, we offer the opportunity to go on the ice assisted by a parent. The parent is required to obtain Skate Canada Member Insurance by registering as a CanSkate Parent and paying the registration fees.  This 50 min. program allows skaters to master basic skating skills that include skating forwards, backwards, jumping, and spinning, turning and stopping. Skaters progress through Skate Canada Stages 1 through 3 before moving on to the Pre-Junior program.


Provides an opportunity for skaters to further develop skating skills. The program will offer a 50 minute on-ice group lesson by a NCCP Certified Professional Coach. The program will be geared as a transition between CanSkate and the Junior STARSkate program, focusing on introducing skaters to edges, power and speed. Ribbons, badges and incentives, similar to the CanSkate program will be given out. Skaters must have completed CanSkate Stage 3 to join this program and will continue their progress through Skate Canada Stages 4 through 6 before entering the STARSkate programs.




The STARSkate program consists of figure skating skills in four areas – Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Free Skate and Interpretive. Each area is divided into the following levels:

Junior (Primary) Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
  • Free Skating: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
  • Dance: Preliminary, Junior Bronze
  • Interpretive: Introductory

Intermediate Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Free Skating: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Dance: Senior Bronze, Junior Silver
  • Interpretive: Bronze

Senior Level Tests

  • Skating Skills: Senior Silver, Gold
  • Free Skating: Senior Silver, Gold
  • Dance: Senior Silver, Gold, Diamond
  • Interpretive: Silver, Gold

starskatelogoOnce a skater is in the SkateCanada STARSkate Program, there are several options. Skaters may choose to remain in the STARSkate Program, taking tests (although not mandatory) at organized test sessions and honing learned skills. Skaters may also choose to enter competitions, while still trying Skate Canada tests. Other skaters may feel that they have progressed to a point where they may wish to enter the Skate Canada CompetitiveSkate Program or become involved in synchronized skating, evaluating or judging, or participate as an adult or varsity member.




Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and manoeuvres. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.

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Begin with a team of 8-20 skaters, add beautiful costumes, dazzling smiles, intriguing music and a vividly choreographed program and you have the basics of synchronized skating!

Skaters joined together on the ice with interlocking arm holds and intricate footwork, perform at various competitions and ice shows throughout the season. Skaters connect in a team atmosphere that fosters long time friendships in a positive environment for skill development.

Throughout the skating season the teams practice on and off the ice and travel together to various competitions all the while enjoying various team activities.