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Fall CanSkate registration opens at Meadow Park Sports Centre

Registration for fall CanSkate at the Meadow Park Sports Centre opens for youths in the Sea to Sky
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CanSkate lessons are often a stepping stone to other sports like figure skating, hockey and even skiing. Photo Submitted.

Registration is now open for CanSkate lessons this fall at the Meadow Park Sports Centre.

Registration has been open since Aug. 7, and although CanSkate coordinator Anita Fawcett said it is going well, there are still more spots available.

CanSkate is the base level of skating lessons, which can help kids improve from just walking on the ice to becoming competent enough skaters that they move on to other winter ice sports like hockey and figure skating.

Whistler’s CanSkate program runs for 10 weeks from Sept. 28 to Dec. 9 with sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Each 45-minute session consists of the kids being split into groups and moving through different stations where they learn a different skill every 10 minutes.

Throughout the 10-week program, kids will be taught different skills according to their skating level from basic gliding and balance to crossovers and backwards skating.

While registration is expected to fill up, Fawcett is still looking for approximately eight more volunteers to be program assistants and help the paid coaches on the ice with skill demonstrations and getting the kids through each circuit.

For more info on registration, the skating club or how to become a volunteer, visit whistlerskatingclub.ca or send an email to info@whistlerskatingclub.ca.