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Program Assistants

Additionally to coaches, there are Program Assistants or PA's. Program Assistants are individuals who have been trained by the Halifax Skating Club's CanSkate Administrator to assist in the delivery of the CanSkate program. They are all graduates of the CanSkate program, and many have continued their training in our StarSkate program.

The role of the Program Assistant is to:

  • Assist or lead warm–ups, group activities or cool–downs Assist with the set–up of circuits and stations
  • Take attendance
  • Demonstrate skills and teaching progressions
  • Lead circuits and rotations
  • Provide assistance to skaters who may have additional needs
  • Distribute awards (stickers, badges, coloring sheets, etc)
  • Provide encouragement and general feedback to skaters
  • Provide general assistance to the coaches on the session
  • Be a role model for young skaters