About

CanSkate

Learn to Skate

Mississauga Figure Skating Club offers five Learn to Skate programs:

  • PreCanSkate
  • CanSkate
  • Canskate Power
  • Parent and Tot
  • Adult CanSkate

Curious about the new CanSkate Program?
Have a look at this article from Skate Canada, or read our Welcome To CanSkate  letter.

CanSkate (Ages 5 & up)

CANSKATE is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program. It teaches the fundamentals of skating in a progressive and sequential manner. Designed for all ages, the focus is on fun, participation and basic skill development.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Program participants must be working Stage 2 or higher.  Skaters must be able to step on the ice, skate on their own and stand up without assistance. Program restricted to 20 participants with social distancing guidelines in place. It is strongly recommended for skaters to be wearing a face mask.

CanSkate & StarSkate Programs at Mississauga Figure Skating Club MFSC

Pre-CanSkate (Ages 3 to 5) Program Cancelled Due to Covid-19

Pre-CanSkate is a 30 minute learn-to-skate program, especially designed for those participants who are 3-5 years of age, who have no skating experience. Lessons are in a group format and led by an Nationally Certified Professional Coach with the assistance of trained Program Assistants. The coach/program assistant to student ratio is 1:8. Skaters who master PreCanSkate skills are moved to CanSkate level as soon as they are ready.

CanSkate Power (Ages 5 and up) Program not available for Fall 2020

CanSkate Power program follows the same format as the CanSkate Stage 1-3 program. Skaters in the CanSkate Power program will learn the basic fundamentals of skating forwards, backwards, stopping and turning that will enhance their skills for hockey or ringette. A CSA approved hockey helmet is required for all participants. Participants must be in hockey skates and use hockey/ringette sticks and gloves. 

Adult Canskate (Ages 18 and up)

Adult CanSkate is a 40 minute session that follows the same format as the CanSkate program, with the exception of badges and incentives. Lessons are in a group format and led by an Nationally Certified Professional Coach.  Please read the Helmet policy on this page.

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS: Participants must be able to skate on their own,  be able to step on the ice and stand up without assistance. Program will have a limited number of participants and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Strongly recommended that skaters to be wearing a face mask.

 

Parent and Tot Skate (Ages 2 to 4) Program not available for Fall 2020

 

Parent and Tot is a 30 minute session designed so young children can experience skating for the first time in the company of a parent.

The same parent must accompany the skater on the ice for each class. The parent must be able to skate forwards and backwards, and stop on the ice, and must wear a helmet at all times.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Schedule & Fees

Canskate schedule 2020-2021 (Click here!)

Notes

 

Please add $44 Skate Canada Fee to first registration for each skater (covers SC Membership for full year 1 September – 31 August). If your contact address is not in Mississauga, please add the non-resident fee ($30 per session to a max. of $60 per skating season for each skater)

This season MFSC is participating in the Skate Ontario Promotional Contest.  Each skaters will receive a booklet of 20 raffle tickets valued at $40.00 that they may sell or keep. The $40.00 will be charged at the time of registration. If the skater sells all of their tickets the $40.00 goes back to the skater.  A draw will be held in June 2021.  Grand prize is a 2021 Nissan Kicks. These funds help to subsidize ice and program costs.

Parents accompanying a child on the Parent and Tot session must pay the $44 Skate Canada Fee for each parent attending; there is no skating fee for the parent(s).

 

 

CanSkate Registration Steps

Canskate Registration Steps

 

Please review the information on this page before registering for our programs.

 

  1. Review the Canskate Membership Policies 2020-2021 for important information such as our payment and refund/credit policies.
  2. Review the Canskate Schedule 2020-2021  under the CanSkate tab, to determine which sessions you wish to register for.
  3. Click Registration at top right corner of the website.
  4. For new members: Create your membership account.  Enter your information as “member” and enter your skater(s) as “participant” once only (check list that appears at bottom of screen). Add yourself as “participant” only if registering for Adult Canskate.  The Club communicates with members exclusively by email.  It is important that we have your current email address and that you have allowed for all email communications from the club when setting up your account in order to receive our important messages regarding instalment payments, events, session information and cancellations.
  5. For returning members: Log into your account. Review your membership information including email address, and update if necessary. Add any new “participant” once only (check list that appears at bottom of screen). Add yourself as “participant” only if registering for Adult Canskate.  The Club communicates with members exclusively by email.  It is important that we have your current email address and that you have allowed for all email communications from the club when setting up your account in order to receive our important messages instalment payments, events, session information and cancellations.
  6. Find a session you wish to register for and click the REGISTER button beside it.
  7. Select the skater you wish to register in the session. You will then see:
    Step 1 Registration Review window. The session chosen will be listed under Registrations. If this is the first session chosen for the participant, you will also see the Skate Canada fee. If you have any credits or discounts, they will also be included.
  8. Choose to either REGISTER FOR MORE PROGRAMS or CONFIRM & REGISTER.
  9. To register for another program for the same skater, click REGISTER FOR MORE PROGRAMS.
  10. If your contact address is not in Mississauga, add the $30 non-resident fee under “Purchase Other Items”. This is payable for each skater you are registering.
  11. When you have added all sessions for the skater, review your Shopping Cart, which appears at the top of the screen. 
  12. When you are ready to continue, click CONFIRM & REGISTER. This takes you to:
    Step 2. Contact/Billing Information. Verify your information and enter a billing address if it is different from your Contact Information. The Contact should be the parent/guardian if the skater is under 18. Click on the Registration waiver to open it. Read the waiver, accept it, and the waiver will close. The acceptance box will be automatically checked off.
    Step 3. Payment information. Payment is by credit card only. You can choose to either pay the full amount immediately or in installments.
    Step 4. Registration Receipt. You will now see your Registration Receipt. It contains your registration and payment details including your payment due dates. A copy of this receipt will be emailed to you. A Tax receipt will be ready to download in early 2020 for the person who paid for the registration. A notification will be sent out when the Tax receipts are available.
    Note: If your contact address is not in Mississauga, the non-resident fee  ($30 per Fall, Winter, or Spring session to a max. of $60 per skating season per Canskate participant) will be manually added to your invoice by our Registrar after you have finished the on-line registration process. A copy of the revised invoice will be emailed to you.
  13. Repeat steps 6 – 13 for the other skaters in the family.
Payment Information

Payments

If paying by installments, charges to your credit card will be made automatically on these payment due dates:

  • Skate Canada fee plus 50% of program fees at time of registration.
  • 50% of Fall program fees on November, 15 2020
  • 50% of Winter program fees on January 15, 2021
Click here for Equipment Guidelines

Helpful information on what you’ll need to participate in the program is here (PDF). Find tips and tricks to buying proper fitting skates, helmets, appropriate clothing and more.