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Skaters registering for any of our programs MUST have the following skating attire:

  • Skates (Figure Skates or Hockey Skates. They must be sharpened if brand new, or not used recently)
  • Hockey Helmet (must be CSA standard, cage optional) 
  • Winter Jacket
  • Slush/Ski pants
  • Gloves

A CSA approved ice helmet (hockey) is mandatory for PreCanSkate and CanSkate (Face mask is optional), including parents in the Parent&Tot program.

All Skate Canada member clubs and skating schools who offer a CanSkate program must ensure all CanSkate and Adult CanSkate participants up to and including Stage 5 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice.

This policy also applies to all other Skate Canada programs, therefore anyone who lacks good control/balance when skating forward, backward and has difficulty stopping, as well as maneuvering around obstacles on the ice must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.