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Including skaters in the :  Pre CanSkate, CanSkate, PreAcademy (invitation only),
and Junior Academy (invitation only) Programs

CanSkate Learn-to-Skate Program

CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program for ages 4+ that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles, CanSkate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity. Exciting new features of the CanSkate program include a fresh new look, new awards, and most importantly a tested and proven new curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them 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 all skaters for virtually every ice sport.
ALL CANSKATE SKATERS MUST HAVE: Good quality Hockey or Figure Skates,
a CSA approved Hockey, Skating or Skiing Helmet (Bike helmets are not allowed) and Mittens and or gloves. 



SPRING 2021 CanSkate Program Information
HSC CanSkate Brochure Spring 2021 FINAL.pdf

  • Registrations for RETURNING MEMBERS and siblings Opens March 12
    (Those registered in any 2019-2020 Program or 2020-2021 Program—even if cancelled due to Covid-19)

  • Registrations for WAIT LISTED Skaters (2019-2021) Opens March 17

  • Registrations for all others opens March 22 (until classes are full)


Families registering before their allotted time will have their registrations removed from the system





Thursday screening will be from 6am – 2pm Deadline - Report pulled at 2pm

Sunday screening will be from 5am – 11am Deadline -Report Pulled at 11am


Jr Academy (2 day a week program) 
Figure Skating Focus - Invitation Only
WINTER - Thursdays 5:55-6:55 and Sundays 1:45-2:30
SPRING - Tuesday/ Sunday (see brochure)



Please review the Skate Canada NS CanSkate guidelines
posted here:

CanSkate & CanPower SCNS Response Plan.docx

HSC will be run a revised format CanSkate this season,
following all COVID-19 Guidelines put out by NS Dept of Health, our Facilities and Skate Canada NS. 

Current Restrictions are:

1. Skaters must be able to skate unassisted

2. Skaters must show up ice ready.
(Skates and Helmet on as they enter the facility
please consider purchasing skate guard and having the skaters name on them.

3. Families must submit a signed copy of the HSC Assumption of Risk Waiver,
and follow all COVID 19 Protocols in place by HSC and Centennial Arena

4. Skaters and Spectators MUST follow all club screening procedures.


There will be limited spots on each session.

Registration will be open to returning members and siblings first