From Pre-Canskate, CanSkate to the competitive stream, you can access all the information you need for programs including descriptions and details.






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Off - Ice Fitness


Are you interested in finding a program where your child will learn how to skate in a fun environment? Join the East York Skating Club CanSkate Session!

Safety in Sport:

The PreCanskate & CanSkate Session allows skaters to work with Skate Canada Professional Skating Coaches. Skaters learn in an active and fun group setting. With circuits, games and dynamic activities, everyone will be skating in no time!

Skaters will work towards a complete series of balance, control and agility skills that will prepare them for any ice skating sport or recreational skating (i.e. figure skating, hockey, speed skating, ringette).

Skaters are introduced to a healthy, lifelong activity at an early age through the promotion of fun, fitness and participation.

CanSkate Session

Pre-Canskate ( Beginner skaters ) NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

Canskate (Skaters Stage 2 & 3) 

Fundamental  Skaters working on Stages 4-6  & (Star 1 without a private coach)

We have developed a new CanSkate program based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTD) principles. Exciting features include new awards, great tools for coaches and, most importantly, a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills faster.

The new program also includes specific skills that pertain to hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating. The result is a dynamic new program that prepares skaters for virtually every ice sport.

Skate Canada is also proud to have all its programs taught by professional coaches who are specially trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Halloween Costume Day

All skaters are encouraged to dress up in their favourite Halloween costume! Music and treats will keep the ghosts and ghouls skating and having fun! Please note, costumes must be safe to wear on the ice. Please ensure they are not too long or too restricting. Helmets are still mandatory. Some costumes may have to be altered for safety.

Valentine’s Treat Day

Come dressed in red, white and pink to celebrate Valentine’s Day! This is a great occasion to spread cheer and have some fun!


Skills, Tests, Achievement, Recognition – this is what STARSkate is all about!

STARSkate offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating skills in a group and/or private lesson format in a progressive and sequential manner and includes specifically designed awards and incentives. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada Tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters who have mastered figure skating skills in STARSkate may also choose to pursue synchronized skating or pairs skating.


StarSkate Sessions


Skaters working on Stages 4, 5 & 6  (Star 1 without private coaching)

 30 minutes of group instruction with certified coaches.  Private lessons are recommended at this level. 


Passed Stage 6

Must have a private coach. Group lesson format with a private coach for Bronze/Silver combined sessions. Please communicate with a coach regarding format, lesson time & coaches availability.


Skaters –Passed all of Star 2 freeskate ( elements & program) plus either

Star 4A or 4B ( Swing, Fiesta)

Star 3 Skills


Skaters must have passed both of the following

1 Junior Silver Dance

Sr Bronze Skills


Star 5 Freeskate ( part 1 & 2 )

The Harness

The harness is a device used by the Skate Canada Professional Coaching Staff to assist skaters with their jumps. Parent and skater must sign a waiver prior to using this device. Any use of the harness is done through the Private Coach (not by individual skaters/parents). Your private coach will inform you whether this tool will be used during lessons.

Off - Ice Fitness

The EYSC is pleased to offer off-ice training sessions once a week for skaters in Fundamental, Bronze, Silver and Gold Sessions. Skaters will work on strengthening, conditioning and flexibility to help their on-ice skills. Sessions will take place at the Stan Wadlow Club House on Tuesday & Arena Lobby on Sundays

Tuesdays 5:15-6:15 & 6:20-7:20 ( Stan Wadlow)

*start date Oct. 8th

Sundays 5:30 – 6:30pm or 6:50-7:50pm ( Arena Lobby)

*start date Oct.6th

Location – Arena Lobby & Stan Wadlow Club House (behind EY arena)
Bring a yoga matt & skipping rope!
** Fundamental, Bronze, Silver & Gold Session Skaters – Your once a week off-ice class is included in your registration fee. It is a drop in program, no need to sign up or notify of attendance. We encourage you to attend 1 class per week of your choice.

Adult Sessions

EY offers an Adult program during the winter season

Optional “add-on” club provided group lessons, all other lessons are a direct arrangement between participants & EY Coaches.

Sunday evenings 9:10-10:00pm

Off - Ice Program Benefits