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Welcome to CanSkate & Pre-CanSkate

Learn to Skate Lessons for Ages 3 & Up!


Pre-CanSkate is for beginner skaters ages 3 to 5.  In their fun 30 minute sessions, skaters will learn how to get up and down, how to balance and move forward, to move backwards and stop.  Once these skills have been accomplished, they will be moved to our CanSkate program.

CanSkate is for beginner skaters and up who are ages 6 and over.  CanSkate consists of 6 stages. Sessions are 45 minutes in length.

JumpStart is for skaters who have passed Stage 4 of the CanSkate program and who wish to continue with Figure Skating.



All sessions are held at the Byron Dobson Arena (55 Biggs Drive, Riverview NB)

Sessions on Monday and Wednesday are held in the UPPER rink.

Sessions on Tuesday and Thursday are held in the LOWER rink.

Skaters are to get ready on the Bleachers.  

Session Dates

 Winter Half Year - October 13, 2021 to December 21, 2021 (10 weeks)

 Winter Full Year - October 13, 2021 to December 21, 2021 (10 weeks) & January 10, 2022 to March 17, 2022 (10 weeks) [20 week total}


How to Register

*New for 2021/2022*  You can pick which days your skater will skate.  For program optimization, we recommend two days per week.  When the second day is added, you will receive a 10% discount off of your registration costs at the check-out phase.

Payments can be made online by credit card or paid by e-transfer.  If you have been approved by Riverview Pro-Kids or Canadian Tire JumpStart, please put a note on your invoice indicating this.

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Can Parents Go On the Ice?

No, due to insurance regulations parents are not permitted on the ice in any of our programs. We ask parents to watch their children from the stands. This allows our coaches to have the complete attention of the skaters. Our Skate Canada certified professional coaches have many years of experience coaching young skaters and are well equipped to take care of your child during their skating session.

How Do Badges Work?

The CanSkate program focuses on the development of six fundamental movements: GO forward, GO backwards, STOP, TURN, SPIN and JUMP. These are organized into six stages of learning. The skills are arranged in progressions, from very simple to the more complex. Once the skills for each stage are mastered, a badge is awarded. Each stage consists of three badges; Control, Balance and Agility.  The names of the badges are:

Stage 1 - Balance

Stage 2 - Glide Forward

Stage 3 - Glide Backward

Stage 4 - Edges

Stage 5 - Power

Stage 6 - Speed



Do I have to pay the Skate Canada Fee?

Skate Canada is the national sport organization for skating. As a Skate Canada sanctioned club, Riverview Skating Club must register all skaters with Skate Canada. The membership fee is currently $43.65 + $10.00 Skate Canada New Brunswick Fee and covers the period from September 1 to August 31.

Once you have paid the annual membership fee in one season (e.g., fall), you will not need to pay it again until September 1. Note that Skate Canada requires each skater to pay the membership fee within each September 1 to August 31 period; thus, depending on the time of year when you pay your membership fee, it may lapse before a 12-month period.

What Equipment Does My Skater Need?


CSA Approved Helmets are Mandatory!



Skaters all progress at different rates.  As your skater passes the requirements for each level, they will start working on the next level requirements.  You can track your childs progress through your Uplifter account.  Go under Participants, and then Achievements.  Progress will be updated on a weekly basis.

Who Coaches CanSkate & Pre-CanSkate.

Certified NCPP Coaches coach, and are assisted by our fully trained Program Assistants.  The ration is 1:10, and whenever possible we keep the ratio lower.