CanSkate Sessions

Southern Alberta Skating Academy will be taking every precaution to keep our skaters, coaches and volunteers safe during our Fall 2020 programs. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage and familiarize yourself with what to expect at the arena this year.

Due to COVID-19, for the 2020 season we will be offering both a Parent & Tot and non-Parent & Tot option for our CanSkate sessions. The Parent & Tot session is designed for skaters new to the ice that require assistance. The “Parent” does not have to be a parent but rather an individual in the skater’s family bubble that can offer hands on assistance to the skater. Our non-Parent & Tot or regular CanSkate session is open to skaters that can get up by themselves and move unassisted on the ice (no hands on assistance will be provided for these skaters at this time due to COVID-19). We ask that you honestly evaluate the level of your skaters prior to registering and choose the appropriate level for your child. 

Our CanSkate sessions are open to all beginner skaters wishing to improve their basic skills whether their focus is figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating or just skating for fun. Levels include those stepping on the ice for the first time all the way up to Stage 6. Our sessions are full of action, movement and fun – you’ll see our coaches using teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities to create a motivational environment that promotes learning. To get started all you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens and a warm sweater/jacket!

Calendar view of our Fall schedule can be found here.


Fall 2020

Tuesday Afternoon (1:40-2:20pm) – ATB Centre (Blue) (10 Weeks)
Parent & Tot Option Only

September 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1

Cost = $150 – Registration
*** Please register both the skater $149.99 and helper $0.01 in Uplifter
*** Both skater and helper will require a Skate Canada Membership

Thursday CanSkate (5:10-5:50pm) – Nic Sheran (10 Weeks)
No Parent & Tot Option 

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3

Cost = $150 – Registration

Sunday CanSkate (5:20-6:00pm) – ENMAX Centre (8 Weeks)
Both Parent & Tot and Regular CanSkate Options

October 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
December 6

Cost = $150 – Registration
*** Please register both the skater $119.99 and helper $0.01 in Uplifter for Parent & Tot option
*** Both skater and helper will require a Skate Canada Membership for Parent & Tot option