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Adaptive Skating Program

This is an adaptive group skating lesson intended for, but not limited to, children on the Autism Spectrum. Aides are required for each participant.

A skating aide is someone who:

  • Is 18 years of age or older.
  • Can be a parent/family member/family friend/school aide.
  • Has proficient skating skills and is able to support the weight of the skater if necessary.
  • Assists and encourages the skater with completing instructions provided by the coach and adapts skills to challenge the individual goals of the skater if needed.
  • Provides own equipment - skates, CSA approved hockey helmet, gloves.

We aim to provide a calm environment:

  • Music used for fast track time only. Instructions and circuits are completed without music.
  • Fewer groups on the ice. Less people and distractions.
  • Smaller group sizes.
  • Schedule and task completion markers provided for Canskate level groups to keep track of class activities. 

Program Currently on Pause

Update August 5, 2021:

Due to ongoing Covid-19 safety concerns, the adaptive skating program will remain on pause for at least the remainder of 2021. Please check back for further updates in 2022.